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Posted on January 8, 2019 by

 When Should You Contact An Attorney For Nursing Home Neglect

Over the years, there have been many cases of nursing home neglect in St. Louis. These situations often leave families feeling concerned, but unsure about how they should proceed. You need to know that your loved one has rights, and there are legal steps you can take.

What is a Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

Nursing home neglect refers to any time an elderly individual is a victim of negligence, neglect or even abuse. The situation becomes a legal matter when it results in the person becoming harmed in some way. There are several different behaviors that can lead to a lawsuit, such as:

– Failing to keep the individual’s environment safe and free from hazards.

– Failing to supervise an elderly person who then experiences a slip and fall.

– Failing to keep residents’ rooms and common areas clean.

– Failing to provide residents with the proper type of medical treatment.

Should You Call a St. Louis Nursing Home Neglect Attorney?

Sadly, many families will just remove their loved ones from their nursing home and transfer them to another one. This does nothing to stop the behavior from happening to someone else. It also results in potentially giving up compensation that is due to the resident and their family.

A St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney can help you if you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about your case.