Protecting the Elderly from Abusive Environments – Call 816-888-8888
Nursing homes have a moral, spiritual, and legal obligation to care for the seniors trusted to their facility. Unfortunately, that does not help the countless seniors who have been abused emotionally, physically, sexually, and financially throughout the United States. When care facilities neglect or abuse seniors, families have the right to make the voice of their loved ones heard, to hold these organizations accountable. That’s where Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help. We are Kansas City’s premier personal injury attorneys—we help clients receive financial security after suffering unjust and severe injuries. When it comes to nursing home abuse cases, we take an aggressive stance knowing that our work improves the quality of life for our community’s most vulnerable individuals.Thousands of clients have trusted us with their causes and legal claims. Here’s why:
- More than $500 million collected* for clients
- Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- Rated AV Preeminent®—the highest possible peer rating in law
- Selected for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® for over 15 years
If you’re looking for an attorney, but don’t believe you can afford the best, we exclusively offer contingency fee arrangements. That means our firm absorbs the cost of investigation, finding expert witnesses, and litigation—in other words, you don’t pay a cent. In fact, you only pay if we win your case. Every client deserves the best possible lawyer for their case. Our arrangement levels the playing field, so you can have top-quality representation no matter what.
How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?
In a study conducted in 2000, 44% of 2,000 nursing home residents self-reported incidents of abuse, and 95% reported incidents of neglect. More recent studies indicate that abuse of seniors and the elderly is increasing over time. This horrific epidemic costs the nation billions in health care expenses every year, but even worse—abuse increases an elderly person’s odds of dying in the next two years by 300%.
Elder abuse comes in multiple forms:
- Neglect (14%)
- Physical Abuse (29%)
- Emotional Abuse (21%)
- Sexual Abuse (7%)
- Financial Abuse (7%)
Abuse is particularly prevalent among dementia patients, with a 50% rate of incidence. The New York Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case that is reported to an agency, there are 24 more than go unreported. There are millions of abused elders suffering at the hands of their caretakers in different but equally damaging ways. Our firm knows what needs to be done about this heartbreaking trend.
Peterson & Associates, P.C. Is Here for You
Our firm has spent decades holding companies accountable for the harm they cause people in Kansas City and throughout Missouri. With power, passion, and dedication, we commit our extensive resources to protecting the elderly, helping ensure that victims of abuse receive the justice, closure, and financial support they deserve. We also make seniors safer for the future by showing nursing homes that if they won’t take care of your loved ones, we will make them answer for it in court.
What Our Clients Are Saying
We are proud to establish long standing relationships with our clients and we pride ourselves on offering quality, personalized, confident representation to all of our clients.
Team did a great job resolving my injury case- Daniel G.
They were instrumental in saving my life.- Kathy
I’m a witness to how wonderful they are as a law firm.- Larry
Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.- Lee
I would definitely recommend Peterson & Associates- Leesa
They get the job done- Theresa
Choosing Our Team
Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.