Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Columbia, Illinois, Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

Injuries due to nursing home neglect and abuse are becoming increasingly common. Columbia lawyer Stephen C. Buser has more than 30 years of experience and a successful track record representing families whose loved ones have suffered injuries in nursing homes in Metro East, Southern Illinois, and Missouri.

Lawyer Stephen C. Buser represented an elderly nursing home resident who died after developing Stage IV decubitus ulcers (bed sores) only a few weeks after being admitted to a nursing home. Photographs by the family showed that her spine and internal organs were visible as a result of the severity of the pressure ulcers, which are caused by an immobile patient not being moved or repositioned, dehydration, malnutrition or other causes.Medical evidence proved that the woman died from sepsis (blood poisoning) as a result of the ulcers rather than for other reasons as contended by the nursing home. As a result of the wrongful death lawsuit, the lawyer obtained compensation for the surviving family members and held the nursing home accountable for its substandard care.

Many cases of nursing home neglect can be traced to understaffing, which is also blamed for the inappropriate use of physical restraints, overuse of sedatives. Understaffing also causes stress and a lack of monitoring, which sometimes leads to physical abuse of residents.

If your loved one’s injuries in a nursing home may be due to neglect or abuse, contact lawyer Stephen C. Buser for a free initial consultation. The lawyer has a track record of successful settlement and jury trials in personal injury cases throughout Southern Illinois and Missouri.

Free consultation: Contact Columbia and Metro East nursing home injury lawyer Stephen C. Buser for a free initial consultation about your case. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no costs unless the lawyer makes a recovery for you by settlement or trial.