Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Kansas City, MO
It is now widely understood that elderly Americans are a vulnerable population for a number of reasons. Many older Americans experience a decline in their physical capabilities and their mental capacities once they achieve a particularly advanced age. Unfortunately, because of their decreased ability to care for themselves and advocate on their own behalf, they are often taken advantage of by those who seek to benefit from their mistreatment. Older Americans who reside in nursing facilities are often at the greatest risk of suffering abuse and neglect because their loved ones are not always around to protect them. This is one of the many reasons why it’s imperative to speak with an experienced Kansas City, Missouri nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as you suspect that your elderly relative may be experiencing any kind of abuse or neglect at the nursing facility where they reside. You may not know for sure whether your suspicions are correct. But if you don’t speak up, your loved one will remain at risk for mistreatment. If you schedule a confidential, no-risk, no-obligation consultation with a Kansas City, MO nursing home abuse lawyer at Royce Injury Attorneys LLC, we can advise you of your options and help you investigate the situation, if you so choose.
Financial Abuse and Exploitation – The Basics
One type of abuse that is not as widely understood as physical abuse and neglect is financial abuse. Financial abuse involves improperly using a patient’s assets, funds, or property. Certainly, mistakes in billing, etc. can happen from time to time. But if a facility knowingly misuses your loved one’s property, assets, or money, this behavior may be considered financial abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being affected by financial abuse, don’t hesitate to contact a Kansas City, MO nursing home abuse lawyer. Unlike emotional abuse, financial abuse tends to be relatively easy to prove, in most cases. If you don’t already keep meticulous records of your loved one’s property and you don’t already demand meticulous billing records from your loved one’s nursing facility, it’s time to start doing both things now. Even if your loved one isn’t experiencing financial abuse, keeping strict records is one way to help prevent, identify, and address abuse when it does happen.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you are concerned that your loved one may be suffering as a result of abuse or neglect (physical, emotional, and/or financial) at the nursing facility where they reside, please schedule a consultation with a Kansas City, MO nursing home abuse lawyer today. We can help to determine whether your suspicions are grounded in fact and can help to ensure that your legal options are preserved and protected moving forward. Should you choose to pursue legal action against the nursing facility, we can provide guidance and support throughout that process as well. We are deeply invested in ensuring your loved one’s safety and we look forward to speaking with you.