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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Protecting the rights of nursing home residents in Missouri and Illinois

Healthcare providers have a duty to provide a reasonable level of care to their clients. When they fail to do so and their negligence causes you or a loved one harm, you have the right to seek compensation from the nursing home facility and/or its employees. Our mission is to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

The attorneys at Mandel & Mandel, LLP work hard to protect the rights of nursing home residents. We understand how traumatic it can be for residents to suffer physical, verbal, and emotional abuse or neglect, and we do everything possible to stop dangerous or destructive treatment from occurring. Our lawyers have handled many nursing home abuse and neglect claims involving suspicious falls and bedsores and can help you lodge a complaint with the Missouri Division of Regulation and Licensure — a part of the Department of Health & Senior Services — or the Illinois Department of Public Health if complaints made to the nursing home facility go unresolved. We have an in-depth understanding of the Nursing Home Reform Act (formally known as the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987) and can walk you through the steps of investigating abuse charges and filing a lawsuit.

Common signs of abuse or neglect

It can be difficult to identify nursing home abuse or neglect — especially if the elderly individual is unwilling to speak out because they are afraid of retribution. Some of the most common signs of mistreatment include:

  • Open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts
  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Emotionally erratic behavior
  • Compulsive aggression
  • Isolation
  • Unreasonable physical restraint
  • Overmedication
  • Undermedication
  • Easily preventable infections
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Fecal or urine odors

Contact Mandel & Mandel, LLP’s St. Louis nursing home abuse lawyers

With offices in downtown St. Louis and Wentzville, Mandel & Mandel, LLP is your ideal source for legal representation in a nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit. Contact our law firm online or at 877.893.1256 for a free initial consultation. We keep flexible office hours, operate on a contingency fee basis for all cases — meaning you pay nothing for our services unless we collect a settlement or judgment on your behalf — and can come to your home or hospital room if you are unable to travel. We serve clients throughout the St. Louis Metro Area of Missouri and Illinois, including St. Louis, Jefferson, Lincoln and St. Charles counties.

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