Kansas City Nursing Home Squirms Under The Microscope As Neglect Suits Pile Up
Not all nursing homes are as great as they seem to be at first. In fact, there are many who – because of ongoing neglect – have earned their place on a list of special focus facilities. Hidden Lake Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri is one of them.
Neglect at Hidden Lake Care Center
During an inspection at the nursing home, a resident appeared to be very uncomfortable in his wheelchair. It turned out that he had a pressure sore that had previously tested positive for E. coli, which is typically found in feces. The resident's bandage was also not changed appropriately, and the staff member used soiled gloves.
Further inspection revealed several other residents with painful, possibly infected bedsores, which were not being cared for properly. Several medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against Hidden Lake.
The owner of the nursing home appears to have set up a network of businesses as a way to avoid taking legal responsibility for the level of care that Hidden Lake is providing. He's also been accused of human trafficking, which is even more unsettling.
Working With St. Louis Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
Perhaps you have a loved one who is or was a resident of Hidden Lake, or another neglectful nursing home. Your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys will fight hard so your loved one can get the justice that they deserve.