Kansas City Nursing Home Litigation

Taking Care of You & Your Loved Ones

Tom Wagstaff, Jr. has significant experience and proven results in nursing home and elder abuse liability. Over the last two decades, Tom has litigated such cases in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Arizona. Tom has obtained notable results for his clients to include:

  • A $3 million settlement against a Missouri nursing home and its management company involving a 75-year old nursing home resident who left the nursing home unattended and died as a result.
  • A $1.5 million trial verdict against a Missouri nursing home involving an 88-year old nursing home resident and hospice patient that fell, fractured her hip, and died as a result.
  • A $1 million settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving an 87-year old nursing home resident that fell, fractured her nee, and died as a result.
  • A $736,310 damage cap settlement against a Missouri residential care facility involving a 75-year old resident that left the facility unattended and died.
  • A $500,000 settlement against a Kansas nursing home involving an 88-year old nursing home resident that developed a pressure sore on her buttock and died as a result.
  • A $400,000 settlement against a Kansas nursing home involving an 85-year old nursing home resident and previous hospice patient who died after incurring a subdural hematoma from a fall out of bed.
  • A $350,000 damage cap settlement against a Missouri nursing home and its management company involving a nursing home resident that died one day before her 100th birthday after she experienced an unwitnessed fall and fracture to her right upper arm.
  • A $300,000 policy limit settlement against an Arizona group home for a resident that fell and suffered injury as a result.
  • A $250,000 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving an 89-year old nursing home resident that developed a urinary tract infection and pneumonia, and ultimately died from sepsis.
  • A $250,000 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving an 89-year old nursing home resident that experienced an unwitnessed fall which caused a pelvic fracture and ultimately death.
  • A $250,000 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving an 89-year old nursing home resident that experienced an unwitnessed fall which caused a pelvic fracture and ultimately death.
  • A $250,000 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving a 99-year old nursing home resident that left the nursing home unattended and suffered facial lacerations, bruising, and a concussion.
  • A $242,500 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving a 56-year old nursing home resident that developed an infection to his groin area, resulting in surgery.
  • A $225,000 settlement against an Arkansas nursing home involving a 91-year old nursing home resident that suffered facial lacerations and bruising, along with head trauma from a fall.
  • A $225,000 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving a 93-year old nursing home resident that developed a urinary tract infection, received inadequate care and treatment, and ultimately died.
  • A $123,500 settlement against a Missouri nursing home involving an 87-year old nursing home resident that experienced an unwitnessed fall which caused a left leg fracture that ultimately healed without surgical intervention.

Elder Abuse is a big problem and unfortunately it is only going to grow with time. According to available data, the number of Americans 65 and over is projected to nearly double by 2030 because of the 74 million baby boomers born in 1946-64, and the number of people 85 and over is increasing at an even faster rate. It has been reported that as many as 2 million seniors are abused, exploited, or neglected every year. However, experts maintain the problem is even worse. Many cases go unreported. Families are embarrassed. Loved ones are tired. State agencies are overused and underfunded. Some research indicates that 1 in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once.

The Law Office of Tom Wagstaff, Jr. is passionate about and dedicated to protecting the rights of elders. Older people and dependent adults are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and corporate misconduct. Unfortunately, corporations and big business often care more about the bottom-line, than the residents themselves. Inadequate staffing levels are a hallmark indicator of such an approach. A recent study identified that up to 80% of nursing homes are inflating their staffing levels. It was found that about 25% of nursing homes reported twice as many staff hours as shown in their payroll data. When nursing home companies report inaccurate staffing data, they are essentially lying about resident safety. Understaffing is a major reason for neglect and inadequate safety in nursing homes.

At a minimum, we can help get answers, seek accountability, and possibly change policy so that what happened to you or your loved one does not happen again to someone else. The Law Office of Tom Wagstaff, Jr. is here to help, to further investigate your claim, and to give you the legal assistance that you need and deserve.

Law Office of Tom Wagstaff, Jr. provides legal assistance to individuals and their families that have experienced elder abuse or nursing home neglect in the following areas:

  • Falls / Fractures / Broken Bones
  • Brain Bleeds / Subdural Hematomas
  • Amputations
  • Pressure Ulcers / Bed Sores / Skin Breakdown
  • Infection Control / Sepsis / Urinary Tract Infections
  • Unsupervised Care – Notably Leaving a Facility Unattended / Wandering
  • Resident-On-Resident Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Dehydration / Malnutrition
  • Choking
  • Medication Errors
  • Overmedication
  • Lack of Supervision
  • Inadequate Staffing
  • Inadequate Training
  • Corporate Misconduct
  • Fraud
  • Wrongful Death

To learn how I can help you and your family, contact LOTW today at (816) 708-0524.

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