Nursing Home Abuse/ Neglect
Seek Experienced Legal Services for a Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Injury
Families deserve justice when their loved ones are victims of nursing home abuse or neglect. As the country ages, more people are moving into nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Abuse or neglect is a growing trend. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services set strict regulations for nursing homes. Despite regulations, it is not unusual for nursing home staff to take advantage of the residents' vulnerability.
Abuse of the elderly in Texas is common. The state investigated 61,342 claims of abuse, neglect and exploitation in 2004 alone. Of that number, 44,694 cases were confirmed.
If you or a loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it's important to contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney. It's important to take a stand against negligent nursing home staff members and administrators and hold them accountable for their reckless behavior. Get in touch with The Herrera Law Firm today for a confidential consultation. Call 1-800-455-1054.
Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes can manifest itself in many ways. A staff member or caregiver may cause harm to a nursing home resident in any number of ways. While nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to serious injuries, the abuse sometimes can result in a wrongful death.
Examples of nursing home abuse or neglect
The following are examples of types of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Psychological injury
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Neglect (not providing necessary care, food, water, medicine, clothing or necessities for living)
- Unclean or unsanitary conditions
What are the signs of nursing home abuse?
Family members or friends of a nursing home abuse victim should be aware of signs of abuse and neglect. While common signs include bed sores, sudden weight loss or unexplained cuts and bruises, nursing home abuse or neglect can manifest itself in a number of different ways. Some less common signs of neglect or abuse can include the following:
- Excessive fatigue
- Changes in mood
- Loss of appetite
- Depression or anxiety
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, take the following steps to make sure your rights are protected:
- Notify the nursing home management. Make sure your complaints are documented in writing.
- Visit more frequently and make sure to check in at different times during the day to find out if the problem has been resolved.
- Seek medical attention from a doctor if you think your loved one has been harmed.
- Contact an experienced nursing home lawyer to discuss any possible legal action.
Rely on The Herrera Law Firm. We protect the rights of Texas' most vulnerable citizens. You may be entitled to compensation for your loved one's losses. Call us today.