Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys and Fierce Advocates
One out of six U.S. Citizens over the age of 65 have been mistreated, exploited, or injured by a caregiver. Even more concerning is that only 20 percent of elder or nursing home abuse cases are reported. No one wants to believe elder abuse is real. However, it occurs every day, throughout our country.
Why the elderly? They are likely struggling with different health issues and are adjusting to a new chapter in life that involves leaving their home. They are vulnerable, and this is exactly why they are being targeted, neglected, and abused.
Our team at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe has more than 30 years of experience being the voice of victims of abuse and neglect. Our partners have tried hundreds of cases involving horrific injuries and death due to physical and sexual abuse. For our firm, it is about more than money. It is about being your voice for change. We have fought for and made changes to nursing home policies and procedures to ensure abuse does not happen again.
We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for these tragic injuries when they occur. This has resulted in more than $25 million in settlements for our clients. Contact our nationwide catastrophic injury attorneys today for a free case consultation and learn how we can support your journey toward healing and restitution.
The Voice of the Victim
We understand that losing a loved one or facing a catastrophic injury is a traumatic event that can change a family forever. We believe that compassion for victims and their families goes hand in hand with vigorous pursuit of those responsible.
That’s why we aggressively pursue maximum compensation for these tragic injuries when they occur. We hold nursing homes fully accountable when we find conscious understaffing, failure to provide proper training to caregivers and a culture that allows the abuse and neglect of our elders.
Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe know how to explore and utilize all potential sources of recovery. Plus, we work on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. This guarantees we will work our hardest to recover compensation for all your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Experience You Can Count On
Our attorneys at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe have experience with a wide range of nursing home and abuse cases, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Medical negligence
- Sexual abuse and assault
- Brain damage and traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
There is an old saying, ‘there is no substitute for experience.’ This could not be truer for nursing home and elder abuse cases. There are very specific laws regulating nursing homes and assisted care facilities at state and national levels. There are critical questions that need to be asked and research that needs to be done immediately following the occurrence of abuse or neglect.
Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe partners – Tim Dollar, Rachel Stahle and Jill Kanatzar – know what questions to ask and how to quickly proceed to ensure the best possible outcome for the victim and their loved ones.
At your consultation, we will ask detailed questions to accurately determine the nature of the problem. If you engage us, we’ll begin investigating the facts immediately by interviewing the victim and the individuals, including management and ownership, who may ultimately be held responsible. We will keep you informed every step of the way.
Advocates for Change
Often our clients’ main objective is to prevent the same abuse from happening to others. Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe goes the distance, whether in the courtroom with a jury verdict or outside of the courtroom, where we fight for fundamental changes to the nursing home industry.
We’ve been effective at requiring nursing homes to make specific changes in their nursing policies and procedures to prevent future abuse and neglect. The staffs are retrained to make sure the same abuse does not happen in the future.
If you suspect a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect, you should act immediately. At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, we’ve built a reputation for our vigorous representation of victims of nursing home neglect.
If You Suspect Abuse
It is important to act quickly in the face of potential abuse. Take these initial steps to prevent abuse and ensure your loved one is treated with the care and attention they deserve.
- Call your state abuse & neglect hotline – Missouri: 1-800-392-0210 | Kansas: 1-877-662-8362 | Illinois: 1-800-252-8966
- If you believe a crime has occurred, call 911.
- Have a presence in the nursing home: visit often and talk to your loved one.
- Document any evidence of abuse & neglect.
- Address concerns with nursing home administration.
- Contact any resources available in your state, including government agencies, hotlines and activist groups.
- Explore options to find your loved one a new care facility.
- Hire an experienced and trustworthy nursing home abuse and neglect attorney to assist you with this process, and potential litigation.