Wasn't Anybody Watching the Door?
Elderly and infirm residents of nursing homes often suffer from conditions of Alzheimer's or dementia that can lead to confusion and frustration. In a nursing home, family may not be immediately available. Initial feelings of abandonment are common. It is no wonder many residents wander off the nursing home grounds and suffer injuries or become sick when they are unable to figure out where they are.
Nursing home owners are required by law to have policies in place that are designed to prevent wandering off, often called elopement. Staff members are supposed to be trained to supervise residents and watch for telltale signs of dementia that may lead to erratic or unpredictable behavior. Simply watching the door or not leaving an at-risk resident alone is often enough to prevent the problem.
Legal Representation for Nursing Home Elopement Injuries
If one of your loved ones has wandered off the grounds of a nursing home or walked away during a supervised group outing, it may be evidence of negligence on the part of the staff and management. Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is ready to help you protect your loved one from negligence.
We have extensive experience representing victims of nursing home injury cases relating to negligent care and treatment, including:
- Wandering off, elopement
- Injuries from falls
- Wheelchair and transport injuries
- Physical injuries from assault
Contact Our Independence, Missouri, Personal Injury Firm
The attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain have in-depth knowledge of state laws regarding supervision and elopement and we know the issues to investigate to determine whether negligence was a contributing factor.
Our team of trial attorneys is recognized for our professional, intelligent approach to helping victims of negligence recover maximum money damages for their injuries. After more than a quarter-century of responsive, personalized representation, we are proud of helping our clients put their lives back together. We have obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts, including nursing home negligence claims.
Arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling 888-353-0491 or contacting us online.