Columbia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Has a family member been injured at a nursing home?
Nursing homes have a legal obligation to properly care for their patients. This includes ensuring the facility is well-maintained, the patient receives any necessary medical treatment or care, and that the patient is safeguarded from any form of physical, emotional, mental, sexual or financial abuse. The Nursing Home Reform Act and Nursing Home Residents' Rights are federal laws that contain guidelines regarding the treatment of nursing home patients. When these and other statutes pertaining to elders are violated, a claim can be filed for monetary damages. If a family member has been abused in a nursing home, contact a Columbia personal injury attorney for legal advice and help in stopping the abuse.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
The Sumner Law Group is a proven personal injury firm that has helped many families recover damages in cases involving nursing home abuse. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the situation and can provide the experienced representation that will be needed when seeking compensation for your loved one's injuries and losses.
Nursing home laws are designed to protect elders living in a long-term care facility from abuses such as:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual assault
- Medical neglect
- Unsanitary conditions
- Failure to assist the patient with personal hygiene
- The use of physical restraints
When a nursing home's negligent, careless or criminal acts result in a patient's abuse, they can be held liable for damages. Attorney Brent Sumner is a member of the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and Illinois State Bar Association. He is a respected and compassionate legal professional that will protect your loved one's rights and seek justice for any harm that occurred.
Contact a Columbia nursing home abuse attorney for immediate legal assistance if a family member was abused in a nursing home.