The family of an 86-year-old nursing home patient has recently come forward to allege that their elderly loved one was repeatedly hit and abused while under the care of staff at the Delmar Garden’s West Nursing Home in St. Louis County. According to the family’s claims, they were informed by nursing home staff that their loved one had allegedly fallen and been injured. While one staff member at the home had told the family that the woman had fallen off of her bed, another staff member said that the woman had been injured while walking to the bathroom.
The discrepancy in these stories raised the family’s suspicions. When family members went to visit their elderly loved one in the nursing home, they immediately began to think that someone at the home had been punching their loved one, who reportedly suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, in the face. In fact, according to the family’s account, their loved one had suffered a broken nose, broken cheekbones and severe bruising to her eye, and there were no puncture wounds on her face.
Since this visit, the family has filed official reports with both local law enforcement officials and the authorities at the Department of Health and Senior Services. If either of these investigations finds that a staff member employed by the nursing home was hitting the woman (or that another patient was hitting the woman and the staff failed to notice and adequately protect the woman), then:
- The abuser could face criminal charges of assault.
- The family can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the abuser to try to obtain compensation for their loved one’s injuries, treatment costs and mental anguish.
St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe that your elderly loved one may have been injured or killed as a result of some type of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the St. Louis nursing home abuse lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including nursing home abuse lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.