A Kansas nursing home lawyer notes that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching an Elder Justice Task Force to help authorities in Kansas investigate and pursue facilities that provide substandard care. Alarmingly, more than 1,200 nursing home professionals in the state have allegedly played a role in the exploitation, neglect or abuse of nursing home residents. Affected nursing home residents and their families may be able to recover compensation with the help of a Kansas nursing home abuse attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Kansas. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Kansas nursing home lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Federal Task Force Set to Help Authorities Identify Negligent Care and Abuse
The DOJ has reportedly chosen Kansas as one of 10 states in which to launch an Elder Justice Task Force to address high reported rates of mistreatment of nursing home residents. The Kansas City Star states that the task force, which will consist of local, state and federal authorities, will focus on identifying and halting negligent care, fraud and outright abuse. To date, the task force has opened at least one investigation but has declined to release further information.
High-profile incidents and local data have helped draw attention to the serious problem of substandard nursing home care in Kansas. In one disturbing case, video footage showed a staff member moving a resident from her wheelchair to the floor and leaving her alone for over half an hour in her darkened room. Additionally, a list compiled by one state agency indicates that more than 1,200 people who work at nursing home facilities in Kansas have played a role in the abuse or neglect of elderly residents.
How a Kansas Nursing Home Lawyer Can Help
Nursing home owners and operators have a duty to provide for the care and safety of their residents. If they allow residents to suffer nursing home abuse or neglect, they could be held liable in a nursing home neglect lawsuit for injuries that may result.
Residents who are injured though abuse or neglect may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Permanency of the injury
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurements caused by an injury or treatment for the injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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