Texas Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyer
It goes without saying that seniors are among the most vulnerable members of our society. Five percent of them live in nursing homes and are uniquely susceptible to physical, emotional and/or medical mistreatment by those ostensibly caring for them. When it does, it is our mission to help you make sure that those responsible are held accountable in court and that their employer is forced to pay compensation to a victim. Depending on the circumstances involved, you may be able to recover damages that can be used to pay for medical treatments related to the abuse or neglect as well as address a victim’s pain and suffering.
If you have reason to believe that your elder loved one was victimized, call us right away. We will do everything in our legal power to seek financial justice on their behalf.
Types of Elder Abuse and Negligence
There are numerous ways a resident of a long term care facility can be victimized by physical abuse and/or neglect. As their family member, it is important that you know what to look for when it comes to telltale signs of such misconduct. For example, if a resident is complaining of having been struck, shoved and/or slapped by a member of the nursing home staff, you should take their allegations seriously and contact a seasoned nursing home abuse attorney immediately. Broken bones, unexplained cuts or scars and/or other unusual injuries are common indications that abuse has occurred.
Senior citizens living in nursing homes are also prone to dehydration and/or malnourishment, both of which are consequences of caretaker neglect. Additionally, if you believe that your loved one is being unnecessarily restrained and/or sedated, you should contact an aggressive nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible.
Mental Abuse and Neglect
Residents of nursing homes are frequent victims of mental neglect or abuse as well. If you have noticed sudden changes in your loved one’s behavior, such as a new refusal to communicate or being unreasonably agitated, you are right to be concerned about mental neglect and/or misconduct and should reach out to our office as soon as possible.
Medical neglect, on the other hand, arises when caregivers fail to treat infections, cover open wounds, perform needed hygiene and/or follow through on other care plans for the resident. If your senior loved one is exhibiting any of these signs, or if facility staff seem reluctant to let you visit your family member, there is a good chance professional misconduct is occurring and you should speak to a Texas nursing home abuse attorney today.