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St. Louis Nursing Home Neglect Firm

Attorneys Representing St. Louis Families

We entrust nursing homes with the care of our loved ones. Too often, however, they break that trust by neglecting or abusing their residents. They must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

At Kolker & Germeroth, L.L.C., we frequently help people whose loved ones have suffered nursing home neglect or abuse. Our lawyers are available for free initial consultations to anyone in the St. Louis area, including Arnold, Creve Coeur, Ballwin, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, University City, Des Peres, and elsewhere in Missouri and eastern Illinois. Contact us to set up an appointment.

The Law and Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes have a legal obligation to uphold certain standards of care. When they fail to do so, the family of the victim can sue for damages ranging from emotional stress to, in extreme cases, punitive damages. Nursing home abuse litigation can arise from many circumstances, such as:

  • Pressure sores (a.k.a. bed sores or decubitus ulcers)
  • Dehydration or dramatic weight loss
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Defective bed rails or other equipment (see also Product Liability)
  • Slips and falls
  • Failure to restrain
  • Medical malpractice

People often assume that nursing homes are a heavily regulated industry, and trust that someone is looking after their loved ones' best interests. The fact is that nursing homes are not well regulated, and horror stories abound.

Sometimes, elder abuse is due to particularly negligent or malevolent staff members. But more often, fault lies with the company owning the home. Companies that are short on staff or cut corners on equipment are guilty of endangering their residents, and should be subject to lawsuits. At Kolker & Germeroth, L.L.C., our lawyers have the experience to take on companies of any size.

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Please call us at 1-866-770-8691 with any questions about nursing home abuse. You can also visit our contact page or fill out our special personal injury intake form. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We charge no fees for initial consultations, and receive no attorneys' fees until a settlement or verdict is won.

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