Our experienced attorneys have handled many cases of abuse involving residents of group homes. We know that people who require special attention and care are vulnerable to abuse and neglect by caregivers, management and even other residents. Abuse and neglect can go unnoticed, and many victims are unable to call attention to or explain what is happening to them. If you know or suspect a friend or family member is being abused in a group home setting, you should contact us at once. We can protect these loved ones by pursuing claims arising out of abuse and neglect, whenever warranted.
The Department of Mental Health is responsible for investigating complaints of abuse and neglect. According to the Code of State Regulations, 9 CSR 10-5.200 Report of Complaints of Abuse, Neglect, and Misuse of Funds/Property: "Any director, supervisor, or employee of any residential facility, day program or specialized service that is licensed, certified or funded by the Department of Mental Health … shall immediately file a written complaint if that person has reason to believe a consumer (i.e., group home resident) has been subjected to any of the following misconducts while under the care of a residential facility, day program, or specialized service:
Unfortunately, there is very little public attention paid to what happens in group home facilities. In addition to helping protect your loved one from abuse, we increase public awareness of the issue and hold group home facilities accountable for the actions that harm vulnerable people entrusted to their care.
It’s important to contact us immediately if you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence in a group home. Initial consultations are free of charge and all of our work is done on a contingency basis.