Nursing Home Resident Rights: Infringements and Injury Prevention

The protection of residents' rights is paramount to their overall well-being. Infringing upon them compromises their dignity and autonomy, and possibly leads to physical or emotional harm. By upholding residents' rights, facilities create a safer environment where everyone can thrive. 

When rights are disregarded, the seeds of disaster are sown. Residents may experience feelings of vulnerability and fear, which can exacerbate existing health conditions or cause new injuries. Neglect or abuse resulting from rights violations frequently results in physical harm such as bruises, fractures, or pressure ulcers, as well as psychological trauma. That’s why it’s so important for nursing homes to prioritize the prevention of rights infringements as a fundamental aspect of injury prevention. 

Nursing homes can create a culture of accountability and respect that safeguards residents from harm through rigorous staff training, vigilant monitoring, and robust grievance resolution processes. 

When to Call a Missouri Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If you suspect that the rights of a loved one in a Missouri nursing home have been violated, it's wise to seek legal assistance. The legal team at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet will advocate for the rights of vulnerable individuals. Here are some critical situations where contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer may be necessary.

Emotional, Mental, or Physical Abuse

If your loved one has suffered physical harm—such as unexplained injuries, bruises, and other ailments—or mental or emotional distress due to mistreatment or neglect by nursing home staff or other residents, a skilled lawyer can help you seek justice and compensation.


When the facility staff has failed to provide adequate medical care, nutrition, or assistance with daily activities, resulting in harm or deterioration of your loved one's health, legal proceedings help hold the administration or even the parent company accountable.

Financial Exploitation

If you suspect your loved one's finances have been mismanaged or exploited by nursing home staff or administrators, your attorney will investigate the situation and pursue legal action to recover stolen assets.

Rights Violations

When you suspect your loved one's rights—as outlined in federal and state regulations—have been violated, it’s time for legal intervention. Including everything outlined above, other non-compliance issues may include denying access to necessary medical treatment or subjecting your loved one to involuntary restraints.

Navigating the legal complexities of nursing home abuse and neglect cases can be overwhelming, but the knowledgeable and compassionate Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers in our firm will provide guidance, support, and advocacy every step of the way. While compensation can’t undo the damage, a lawsuit can help hold negligent and abusive parties responsible for their actions.

Ryan Fowler
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury clients.
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