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Moving your loved one to a nursing home is never an easy decision to make. If your loved one has been hurt or neglected in the facility where they were supposed to be cared for, you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to lead the charge against those who harmed them. Burger Law will fight to bring you and your loved one justice and a safe recovery.

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Trusting the nursing home or long-term care facility that cares for a loved one should never be a question. Your loved one was abused by the nursing home that your family trusted to care for their health, and they need to be held accountable for their horrible actions. You need a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in St. Louis that has experience defending nursing home negligence lawsuits. Burger Law fights to protect the rights of nursing home and assisted living center residents, and our attorneys fully and aggressively pursue all businesses or individuals who harm those who cannot care for themselves.

Our attorneys have the experience that your family needs to fight this nursing home abuse lawsuit, and can make sure that the nursing home or assisted living facility is held fully liable for the harm that they caused your family. Call or contact our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in St. Louis now to schedule a free case review.

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St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm Burger Law protects those that have been abused or neglected while in the custody of a long-term care facility. Our attorneys are committed to helping recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages for your loved one's nursing home abuse case. Over the years, our nursing home lawyers have fought for and won compensation for nursing home abuse and neglect victims in Missouri.


What Does "Nursing Home Abuse" Mean?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), elder abuse is the abuse and neglect of a person age 60+ by a caregiver or other trusted personnel. Missouri law recognizes three types of mistreatment of the elderly:

  • Abuse - physical, sexual, or emotional injury or harm to an elderly person
  • Neglect - failure to provide a reasonable standard of care to elderly, including nutrition, medication assistance, hygiene, and other services
  • Financial exploitation - deceiving or forcing an elder to provide access to personal property and assets with the intent of revoking their rightful access to, or use of, their benefits, resources, belongings, and assets


Can I Sue for Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are required to provide a certain level of care to residents. If this standard of care is not provided, and a resident is harmed, you could have grounds for a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect can include the following:

  • Bed sores
  • Bruises, lacerations, or broken bones
  • Poor hygiene
  • Sudden financial burdens
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Changes in Behavior

The effects of nursing home abuse can vary from case to case. However, if you or another family member notices any of these signs in your loved one, you may be able to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the negligent facility.


What to Expect When Filing a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit in St Louis

Nursing homes and senior living facilities are responsible for ensuring the well-being of residents entrusted in their care, but unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Some elderly care facilities are negligent and don't maintain premises, vet the employees they hire, or don't follow proper protocol for dispensing medication or daily care to residents.

Nursing home abuse lawsuits often involve negligent caregivers. Under Vicarious Liability, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are liable for an employee's negligent actions, and can be sued for nursing home abuse.

In most states, nursing home abuse lawsuits are valid if the victim or their family members can provide proof of injury (physical, financial, or emotionally), evidence of the nursing home's negligence (witness reports, photos, video), and proof that the facility didn't provide a certain level of care, resulting in the resident's harm and losses.

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Contact Our St. Louis Nursing Home Attorneys Today

Burger Law investigates the circumstances of all nursing home abuse claims and develops outlooks of the type of damages that a case can potentially recover. Our nursing home abuse attorneys have extensive experience in nursing home abuse lawsuits and are passionate about making negligent nursing home facilities take responsibility for the damages that they caused.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, and you need an aggressive St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney to fight for your case, call or contact Burger Law now at (314) 648-8348 to schedule a free case review.

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When you discover something as heartbreaking as your dependent family member being neglected or abused by nursing home staff, it is critical that you find a nursing home abuse lawyer you can trust. Your family needs someone who you can trust and rely on for support in addition to their legal skill and expertise.

At Burger Law, we handle your matters with care and understand how difficult this case is for you. We have proudly supported and befriended many of our past clients and are happy to share their stories with you.

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Common Nursing Home Abuse Questions

It can be overwhelming to go through any type of personal injury case, and that is especially true for something as difficult as a case of nursing home abuse or negligence. Help yourself and your family through this time by learning about the process and what you can expect through our answers to commonly asked questions.

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When Can You Sue a Nursing Home?

Sending an elderly family member to a nursing home is challenging. It is a vulnerable time for the nursing home resident. The worst possibility is that the resident is mistreated in the facility. Many forms of mistreatment take place against elderly nursing home residents. When this happens, legal …

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