Nursing Home Negligence
Kansas nursing home negligence attorneys who are passionate about helping others
We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones. That's why cases involving nursing home neglect or abuse are so disturbing. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse which results in serious personal injuries is more common than many people realize.
If your loved one was injured in a nursing home in Kansas, you will need an experienced attorney as soon as possible to get started protecting the victim's rights. The nursing home may deny wrongdoing. Your loved one may be unable to communicate clearly what's happened. But that doesn't mean you should give up hope.
At Bretz & Young, our experienced Kansas nursing home neglect lawyers have handled many such cases throughout our careers. We know what evidence to look for and how to build a strong case. That's how we have been able to obtain more than $250 million in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout our careers, including a $50 million settlement in a wrongful death case.
What is nursing home negligence?
Nursing homes have an obligation to care for their patients. Unfortunately, some nursing homes do not take the time to monitor their patients and fail to provide them with the services families reasonably expect. Nursing home negligence can take many forms, including:
- Unsanitary conditions
- Failure to feed patients
- Feeding patients contaminated food
- Lack of supervision
- Administering the wrong medication
- Giving the wrong medication dosage amount
What are common nursing home negligence injuries?
The health and well-being of a patient can decline due neglect by the nursing home. Examples of nursing home neglect injuries cover a wide range. Some of the most common injuries and health problems we deal with involving nursing home neglect include:
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Septic shock
What are the warning signs of nursing home neglect or abuse?
Identifying nursing home neglect or abuse can be complicated. That's because most nursing homes deny any wrongdoing. That's why it's important to look carefully for evidence of neglect or abuse. Some of the warning signs include:
- Unexplained weigh loss or gain
- Unexplained health problems
- Sudden change in mood
- Restrictions placed on visiting patients
- Unexplained bruises
What should I do if I suspect nursing home neglect or abuse?
If your loved one is in immediate danger and you fear for his or her health and safety, call 911 or the local police department immediately. You can also contact the Department of Health and Human Services in Kansas or Kansas Adult Protective Services to file a formal complaint.
Just as important, contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss the details of your nursing home negligence or abuse case. We can help your family hold the nursing home accountable and help you get the proper care and medical attention your loved one needs.
We have years of experience investigating such complicated cases. We know how to make a strong personal injury claim, including how to compile that information into a strong legal case. If necessary, we can help your family file a lawsuit against the nursing home to obtain compensation for your family.
Contact us for a fast, free claim analysis. Call (866) 881-0103 for a free consultation. Bretz & Young – with offices in Hutchinson, Salina, Wichita, Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal, and Hays – is a name you can trust to make things right. Your family’s best interests come first here.