St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
Many of the residents in Missouri nursing homes are members of America’s “Greatest Generation”. Survivors of this generation are now dependent upon nursing home corporations to provide the dignity and quality care they have earned. Individuals who reside at nursing home facilities receive a promise from the facility that they will be provided a safe environment and receive quality care. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to deliver on that promise.
While the nursing home population is growing, nursing home companies rarely increase their staffing or their expenses to care for the additional residents. Why? Because staffing costs money and far too many nursing home companies are more concerned with profit than they are with meeting the needs of each resident.
Nursing home abuse or neglect is not only humiliating and disrespectful to a person’s dignity it can also affect a resident’s physical and emotional health. Neglect and abuse can lead to serious injuries and death.
Victims of neglect and abuse in nursing homes are sometimes called “silent victims” but the Terry Law Firm is determined to give elderly victims a voice. If your loved one or family member has been harmed while under the care of a nursing home anywhere in Missouri, our St. Louis nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and hold the nursing home company accountable for serious injuries and wrongful death. Call today for a free consultation.
What are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?
Nursing homes are required to meet the needs of each resident. There is never an excuse for a nursing home to provide unsafe conditions or substandard care to your loved one or family member. Here are some areas of negligence and abuse we see in the cases we handle:
- BED SORES (PRESSURE SORES)
- SEXUAL ABUSE
- PHYSICAL ABUSE
- RESTRAINT & BEDRAIL
- WANDERING & ELOPEMENT
- MEDICATION ERRORS
- CLOGGED BREATHING TUBES
If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you should take steps to protect the resident. Immediately contact the state agency that investigates claims of elderly abuse and file a detailed report. If necessary, file a complaint with the local police department. At a minimum, confront the nursing home management and demand that changes be made to protect the resident.
If your loved one or family member has experienced one or more of these signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, call the Terry Law Firm for a free initial consultation.
Why Choose The Terry Law Firm?
Attorney David Terry not only has years of experience successfully representing nursing home victims and their families, he also has the emotional experience of having had a close family member in a nursing home. Legal knowledge, personal experience and a personal understanding of the emotion involved in a loved one’s nursing home care, make the Terry Law Firm a formidable opponent for nursing homes who neglect and abuse the elderly.
The mission of the Terry Law Firm is to enforce the rights of elderly people throughout Missouri. We have successfully pursued regional and national nursing homes corporations on behalf of elderly clients and their families. For more information please download David’s book about nursing home abuse and neglect, watch our videos, visit the Nursing Home FAQ section of our website or call our office.
Do You Know What’s Really Going On at Mom’s Nursing Home?
5 Things You Must Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
This free book reveals what you may not know about nursing homes in Missouri and what the nursing home industry does not want you to know.
Download this book and find out how many nursing home owners make huge profits at the expense of nursing home residents. Want to know what to do if your family member has been abused or neglected? Download David’s book and find out.
Making a Difference in the
Lives of Our Clients
“Mr. Terry is a wonderful, caring person and it was great working with him. I felt he listened to what I told him and used that information effectively.”Sue P.Missouri Client
“I appreciate the job you did for us. You were not only an attorney, but for me you seemed like part of the family. Thanks so very much.”Brenda GMissouri Client
“Mr. Terry is a vigilant advocate for families of patients whose loved one had suffered nursing home neglect. He went way beyond what was required of him.”Bruce R.Missouri Client
“I could see he was doing an extremely professional job of constructing this case block by block, witness by witness.”ElwinMissouri Client
How The Terry Law Firm Can Help You With A Missouri Nursing Home Case
The Terry Law Firm has been handling cases against the nursing home industry since 2001. In that time we have learned that nursing home cases are much more than what happened to a resident. It is just as important to understand Why something happened. We have learned that financial decisions made by nursing home companies are often at the heart of why nursing home residents suffer abuse and neglect. When we represent families and victims of abuse and neglect, we use our medical knowledge and financial understanding of the nursing home industry to uncover what happened and why it happened.
David Terry also has the personal experience of having had a family member in a nursing home. He understands the anguish of placing a loved one in a nursing home and the frustration people have when dealing with nursing homes. His personal experience has given him compassion for those experiencing those emotions and a passion for pursuing justice for those who suffer serious injuries and death because of abuse and neglect.
Let Terry Law Firm Help
The Terry Law Firm helps individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse and neglect all over Missouri. We have handled cases from St. Louis to Kansas City to Springfield to Hannibal and many points in between. Whether you have suffered a car crash in Cape Girardeau or Joplin or a loved one has suffered wrongful death due to nursing home abuse or neglect in Cuba, St. Charles or Independence, we can help.