When we trust a nursing home to care for our elderly loved ones, we expect certain things. We expect that our loved ones will be cared for, protected, and given high-quality medical and nursing services while they reside in the facility. We expect that the nursing home will have enough staff to serve the needs of its residents, and we expect that health conditions will be properly treated. Sadly, thousands of American seniors are victims of physical abuse, sexual assault, emotional abuse, or passive neglect in nursing homes.
At Abrams Trial Law, we are committed to getting justice for injured seniors and their families. If a loved one is being injured, neglected, or abused in a facility, contact our experienced lawyers, who were former assistant district attorneys in Dallas, TX. Time is limited for taking action, so let us begin an investigation right away.
There are many nursing homes providing high-quality care to their residents. In fact, the majority of nursing homes do a pretty good job. But when staff fail to follow protocol or owners cut corners to make bigger profits, residents can suffer.
Nursing home neglect can include things like:
Not providing adequate nutritional support
Failing to check on a resident
Not helping with toileting
Not assisting with activities of daily living
Failing to help reposition or assist with mobility
Failing to assist in meals or hydration
Failing to provide necessary medications
Improper lifting and transporting
Common Nursing Home Injuries
Some of the more common injuries that nursing home residents suffer include:
Bedsores (a/k/a decubitus pressure ulcers)
Falls resulting in fractures and head injuries
Dehydration and malnutrition
Physical or emotional abuse or assault
Dangerous and preventable infections
Attacks by other residents
Do You Suspect Abuse or Neglect?
If you begin to suspect that the care is not appropriate or you discover your elderly loved one has suffered a serious injury like those mentioned above, you should first call and report the abuse to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This will trigger a state investigation, which could lead to fines and citations against the facility.
Just keep in mind that this is a government action. The state can cite the facility for violations, much like a police officer can issue a ticket—but they will not help recover compensation for you or your loved one.
Get Legal Assistance
Contact Abrams Trial Law to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer. We can examine the evidence and perform a thorough and independent investigation to determine why your loved one was hurt and whether you have options for seeking compensation. Call today to learn more and get the help you and your family deserve.
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