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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

While it can be a difficult decision to entrust a nursing home with your family member’s care, it’s even more devastating to learn that nursing home staff mistreated your loved one. When nursing home residents don’t receive the assistance they need to get out of bed and move around, they can develop painful bedsores that lead to serious health issues. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are more common than you may think. 

If a loved one developed bedsores because of nursing home negligence, the Kansas City bedsore lawyers at our leading personal injury law firm can help your family demand justice. Call (816) 670-4701 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your options and how our skilled attorneys can help you take legal action.

Our Kansas City Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyers Can Help

With a passion for justice and a commitment to defending the rights of injury in our community, our team has secured more than $1 billion in life-changing case results for our clients. We have over 40 years of experience providing top-tier legal representation and are ready to fight for you.

Our Missouri bedsore attorneys combine their skills and expertise to support our clients and level the playing field against big insurance companies. Our award-winning law firm has received numerous accolades reflecting our commitment to our clients, including:

  • Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyers”
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
  • Missouri Lawyers Media “Winningest Plaintiff Attorney”
  • Missouri Lawyers Media “Law Firm Leader”
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Our nursing home abuse attorneys know how frustrating it can be to learn your loved one was neglected by the people entrusted with their care. We offer comprehensive legal services to help you hold the nursing home accountable and claim compensation for your family.

What Our Clients Say About Working With Our Team

Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have helped countless victims recover compensation for their injuries and suffering. Below are just a few of their glowing testimonials:

How Do You Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?

To sue a Kansas City nursing home for bedsores, you must first prove that the nursing home was medically negligent. This involves proving the following elements:

  1. Duty – Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide the minimum standard of care to their residents. You must show that the facility owed this duty to your family member.
  2. Breach of duty – Next, you need to prove that the nursing home breached its duty of care to your loved one. For example, this could involve failing to adequately staff the facility or neglecting resident needs.
  3. Causation – There must be a direct connection between the nursing home’s breach of duty and your loved one’s bedsores.
  4. Damages – Lastly, you must establish that the bedsores led to compensatory damages, such as medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Missouri law also requires an affidavit from a qualified medical professional to take legal action through a medical negligence case against a nursing home. The affidavit must state that the nursing home failed to provide the care a reasonable healthcare provider would have provided under similar circumstances.

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Working With an Experienced Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyer

Nursing home bedsore lawsuits can be particularly difficult because they involve complex medical malpractice laws and large insurance companies eager to deny your claim. They can also be emotionally sensitive cases for families whose loved ones suffered at the hands of a nursing home facility.

Working with our experienced Kansas City bedsores law firm will ensure you have trusted professionals who know how to handle your case from start to finish. Our experienced attorneys know what steps to take to prove medical malpractice in order to claim the full and fair compensation your family is entitled to.

We know some families may feel embarrassed to admit their loved one suffered abuse in a nursing home. However, it is important to understand that nursing home negligence is not your fault. Ultimately, it is essential for the whole family to be involved to reach the best outcome in your case. Do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled attorneys. 

What Compensation Can I Receive?

Nursing home abuse victims may be entitled to significant legal compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover the financial losses caused by the injuries, while non-economic damages cover their more subjective impact. Compensable damages in a nursing home bedsore case may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Importantly, Missouri sets a non-economic damage cap in medical malpractice lawsuits. These  damages are capped at $400,000 for “non-catastrophic” injuries and $700,000 for “catastrophic injuries.” The caps increase annually at 1.7 percent. Speak with our Kansas City bedsore attorneys to learn more about what your case may be worth.

Nursing Home Bedsores and Wrongful Death Damages

When nursing home neglect goes on for a long time, patients can develop serious bedsores. Eventually, these bedsores can become fatal due to infections and septic shock. If you lost a loved one because of severe nursing home bedsores, you may qualify to claim additional wrongful death damages, including:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship

Brown & Crouppen Case Results

Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of clients recover life-changing compensation when injured due to the carelessness of others. Some of our significant nursing home abuse and neglect settlements include: 

  • $1 million wrongful death settlement – Our client’s mother suffered burns in an altercation at the care facility, which resulted in hospitalization and eventual death.
  • $500,000 wrongful death settlement – Our client’s mother experienced negligent care by facility staff, which caused severe stage 4 bedsores. Life support was terminated as a result.
  • $200,000 neglect settlement – A nursing home facility failed to treat a bed bug infestation, which resulted in our client suffering significant discomfort and injuries. 


How Long Do I Have To File a Nursing Home Bedsore Claim?

If your nursing home bedsore claim is filed as a medical malpractice claim, the Missouri statute of limitations for medical malpractice is normally two years from the date of the injury. With such a short timeframe to file a lawsuit, it’s crucial to take action quickly. 

The sooner you file a bedsore lawsuit, the sooner we can ensure that no evidence is lost and that your case is filed on time. If you miss the deadline, your claim will most likely be dismissed in court. Speak with our Kansas City bedsore lawyers today to get your case started on the strongest footing possible. 

Are Bedsores Underreported by Nursing Homes?

Recent data has shown that bedsores are very common in nursing homes despite being completely preventable. The estimated incidence rate of pressure injuries in nursing home residents is over 14 percent, with Stage 2 and Stage 2 bedsores being the most common.

There is also a significant concern that nursing homes underreport bedsores. Nursing home staff and administrators do so to protect their facility’s ratings and reputation. Reporting bedsores and suing responsible nursing homes can help expose their negligence. Holding wrongdoers responsible for their carelessness helps improve safety standards in nursing homes throughout Missouri and beyond.

Get Help With Your Bedsore Claim Today

If your loved one suffered neglect in a nursing home and developed bedsores as a result, it’s vital to take prompt legal action. You could recover compensation for your family member’s medical bills, suffering, and more. Contact us online or call (816) 670-4701 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our Kansas City nursing home abuse attorneys today.

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