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Nursing Home Liability

Southern Illinois and Missouri Nursing Home Liability Lawyers

If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, seek legal help immediately. Illinois and Missouri laws zealously protect vulnerable and elderly residents of nursing homes to prevent abuse.

At the law firm of Weilmuenster & Keck, P.C., we are trial attorneys with extensive experience proving fault in the most difficult of cases. We offer a detailed approach to help you and your family obtain compensation for physical and psychological damages, while sending a message to the perpetrators to prevent future harm.

Personal Attention. Exceptional Results.

Nursing home liability cases are complex. They are difficult to prove and difficult to win. Part of the challenge involves understanding the culture at some nursing homes when family members are not around. Residents might be reluctant to talk about their caregivers, may fear retaliation or may be, due to illness or incapacity, unable to recall important details. Our lawyers have years of experience handling nursing home liability cases and those involving medical malpractice.

We immediately report nursing home abuse and neglect allegations to state authorities for a thorough investigation. After that has been conducted, we review the state's findings, outlining any deviations from the recognized standard of care. We then conduct our own inquiry, talking to family members and residents, reviewing medical records from health care providers and speaking with nursing home staff. Our hands-on approach helps us understand if any neglect or abuse occurred. We commonly see incidents of:

  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Poor sanitation, which can lead to serious infections
  • Bed sores (also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure sores)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Lack of supervision leading to slip and fall accidents
  • Wandering away, leading to exposure to the elements

We also aggressively hold nursing homes accountable for cases involving wrongful death accident.

Seeking Maximum Compensation

We develop strong legal arguments with details highlighting how an accident victim is special or unique. We carefully define the person, not just the injuries. We provide evidence about the life of the victim, noting his or her family relationships and role in society. We seek maximum compensation based on the value of the accident victim to their family and the community.

Free Initial Attorney Consultation

To speak with an attorney about your nursing home liability case, please call 618-257-2222 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent all nursing home abuse victims on a contingency fee basis; you only owe us attorney fees if we secure a verdict or settlement on your behalf.