Kansas City-Based Group Home Abuse Attorney
People who live in group homes require special attention and care. These individuals are often more vulnerable to abuse and neglect than other parts of our society. Abuse and neglect can go unnoticed, and many victims are unable to explain what is happening to them. People who have mental handicaps and require assisted living are a vulnerable part of our society. Our law firm protects these individuals by pursuing claims arising out of abuse and neglect, whenever warranted.
If you suspect group home abuse or neglect, contact our Missouri law firm.
The Department of Mental Health is responsible for investigating complaints of abuse and neglect. According to the Code of State Regulations, 9 CSR 10-5.200 Report of Complaints of Abuse, Neglect, and Misuse of Funds/Property: "any director, supervisor, or employee of any residential facility, day program or specialized service that is licensed, certified or funded by the Department of Mental Health…shall immediately file a written complaint if that person has reason to believe a consumer [i.e. group home resident] has been subjected to any of the following misconducts while under the care of a residential facility, day program, or specialized service:"
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Misuse of funds/property
- Serious medication errors
There is very little public attention paid to what happens in group home facilities. As advocates for injured victims, our goal is to increase public awareness and hold group home facilities accountable for the actions that harm innocent people. Contact our firm for more information.