Statistics reflecting incidents of abuse involving elderly residents in nursing homes and care facilities in Missouri and throughout the United States are both staggering and disheartening.  More than 2 million cases of elder abuse are reported annually, and almost one out of every ten elderly individuals will experience some form of elder abuse.  Additionally, the overwhelming majority of elder abuse incidents remain unreported.

When nursing homes assume their responsibility of caring for an elderly individual, a trust relationship is created by the facility and the elderly person and his or her family members. When that trust relationship is broken, the elderly individual and his or her family members may have a right to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility to recover damages for injuries.  Nursing home care facilities owe both the elderly individual and their family members a duty of care, and if said duty is breached by way of negligence or perhaps criminal intent, ensuing damages can be sought against the nursing home facility.

We have successfully handled nursing home cases throughout the state of Missouri.  If you or a family member has been injured or died as the result of nursing home neglect, please call me at 314-241-4477. David G. Hughes, Attorney at Law.


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Falls resulting in various types of injuries; 5) Dehydration for failing to keep the resident adequately hydrated; 6) Withdrawn behavior of the resident or abnormal changes in behavior; 7) Alterations in appearance or personal hygiene; 8) The presence of hazards such as slippery falls,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.


Have you or someone you know sustained an injury or suffered shoulder symptoms or experienced a severe, debilitating reaction shorty after receiving a flu shot or other vaccine?  If your answer is yes, you may be eligible for and entitled to compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP fund is maintained by the federal government and is designed specifically to provide funds for individuals who have been injured by a vaccine.  Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) is a serious injury caused by administration in the upper arm of a vaccine covered by the program’s “Vaccine Injury Table” which may require surgery to repair damage to the shoulder’s ligaments and tendons. In applying for the funds, you aren’t suing the doctor or the manufacturer of the drug.  Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to help victims of adverse vaccine reactions.

To be eligible for compensation, vaccine injury cases must be filed within the following periods: Injury claims: within 3 years after the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of the significant aggravation of the injury; or for death claims: within 2 years of the death.

Richard L. Hughes, a founding partner of Mogab & Hughes Attorneys, P.C., has tried approximately 300 injury cases to conclusion in Missouri, Texas, Illinois and Arkansas and has argued more than 60 cases in The US Eighth Circuit and MO Courts of Appeals.  He is also admitted to The US Court of Federal Claims, allowing him to represent clients who have been injured by vaccines. His extensive litigation background in handling injury claims, gives him a unique and exceptional perspective in dealing with injured clients and their families.

There is NO COST to Hire Our Vaccine Injury Law Firm – Our legal fees are NOT taken out of your monetary award. You keep 100% of your compensation. We do not take a percentage of your compensation. Instead, our legal fees are paid separately and directly by the United States Court of Federal Claims at the end of the case.

Our Law Firm Pays any Additional Costs of Litigating Your Case – Mogab & Hughes Attorneys pay the out of pocket costs of litigating your case, such as expert physician fees, medical records copying charges, filing fees, and other costs.  At the end of the case, we seek repayment of those costs from the Vaccine Court, not from you. Win or lose, you will not be responsible for legal fees or expenses. The sooner you file a claim the better your chances are at recovering compensation for your vaccine injury claim. Contact Richard L. Hughes of Mogab & Hughes Attorneys at 314-241-4477 today for a free, no obligation consultation.  We look forward to partnering with you on your case.

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