Nursing home neglect varies according to each case, and therefore, there are four different types of nursing home neglect including: 1) Medical neglect when the nursing home facility fails to attend adequately or prevent medical concerns of the resident, including care for bed sores, infections, mobility issues, and lacerations; 2) Neglect of basic needs where the nursing facility fails to provide the resident with a reasonable amount of water and food or fails to provide a clean and safe environment; 3) Neglect of personal hygiene where the nursing home residents do not have adequate assistance with cleaning, brushing their teeth, laundry, bathing or other types of hygiene; 4) Social or emotional neglect where staff members repeatedly ignore the resident and leave them alone without care.
Neglect can be identified by changes in the resident such as: 1) Malnutrition; 2) Sudden weight loss; 3) Bed sores or pressure ulcers from failing to adequately turn the resident; 4) Falls resulting in various types of injuries; 5) Dehydration for failing to keep the resident adequately hydrated; 6) Withdrawn behavior of the resident or abnormal changes in behavior; 7) Alterations in appearance or personal hygiene; 8) The presence of hazards such as slippery falls, bad lighting, unsafe wheelchairs and walkers, and unsafe furniture in the resident’s room.
We have successfully handled nursing home cases throughout the state of Missouri. If you have a loved one that you believe suffered an injury, or even death, as the result of a nursing home’s failure to provide adequate care, please contact me at 314-241-4477. David G. Hughes, Attorney at Law.
Pedestrian deaths in the United States reached a 30 year high in 2018, as an estimated 6,227 people died on foot from car crashes nationwide last year. Pedestrian deaths account for about 16% of motor vehicle crash deaths. Many of the deaths are due to the growing shift away from passenger vehicles to sport utility vehicles and light trucks, which generally cause greater injury to pedestrians than cars at the same speed. The number of pedestrian deaths involving sport utility vehicles has grown by 50% from 2013 to 2017, compared with a 30% increase for passenger cars. Also, distractions caused by smart phones are a growing concern causing pedestrian deaths.
If you or a loved one has been struck by a motor vehicle and are in need of a Pedestrian – Car Accident Lawyer in the St. Louis area, please call me, David Hughes, at 314-241-4477 to discuss your potential case. The consultation is free and I do not charge a legal fee unless I recover on your behalf.
When looking for and hiring a Personal Injury or Worker’s Compensation Attorney in the St. Louis area, I recommend that rather than simply selecting a lawyer on a TV advertisement, billboard, or the side of a bus, that you research the law firm, lawyer assigned to your case, and the law firm’s results. Mogab & Hughes Attorneys have been handling Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation cases in St. Louis and throughout the state of Missouri since 1963. We handle cases in the following areas: Truck Accidents, Car Accidents, Construction Site Accidents, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Defective Products, Dangerous Drugs, Worker’s Compensation on the Job Injuries, Mesothelioma-Asbestos Claims, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability, Hospital/Physician/Nursing Home Malpractice Cases, HIPAA Medical Records Violation Cases, and Falls and Premises Injuries. View our Notable Cases.
Since 1963, our law firm has collected over $350 million on behalf of our clients. We have successfully represented over 15,000 injured clients throughout Missouri and other states winning Multiple Million Dollar verdicts and settlements.
Mogab & Hughes Attorneys promise you that we will always treat you fairly, honestly, and with respect. Our experienced attorneys will personally speak with you and keep you advised concerning the process of your case. If you have suffered an injury due to the fault of another, or if you have suffered an injury at work, please contact the lawyers at Mogab & Hughes at 314-241-4477.