Galveston Nursing Home Negligence
Are you or your loved one in a nursing facility in Galveston, Texas? Was your loved one injured while in a nursing or other skilled care facility?Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260
It is unavoidable that, as our loved ones get older, we are unfortunately frequently faced with the difficult decision to find them a comfortable spot in a nursing facility. All of us depend upon nursing homes to make sure that our family members live in comfort and safety. We also expect that the staff at these facilities to treat them with the respect and love which we would hope to get ourselves. The sad truth is that this is not what happens all too many times.
There are in excess of 16,000 licensed nursing care facilities in our country. Given this number, the incident rate involving abuse or neglect by facility employees is alarming. Congressional reports indicate that 1 out of every 3 people in nursing homes were abused over an all too short two-year period of study. These abuse reports include scary statistics on sexual, physical and verbal abuse.How Do I Spot Signs of Abuse in a Nursing Home?
Abuse in a nursing home can include neglect, emotional abuse and even physical abuse. Too many times, the markers indicating abuse in a nursing home get missed because we unfortunately assume that those we trust with our loved ones care are actually caring for them.
Emotional abuse can be difficult to spot because there may not be obvious signs of it. Evidence of emotional abuse can manifest itself in behavioral changes. You and the patient’s other family and visitors may notice emotional withdrawal from you, unexplained listlessness or even what seems to be childlike behavior.
The signs of physical abuse are easier to spot. They can include use of physical restraints, pinching, forcibly restraining someone through use of medication or inflicting other kinds of physical harm, and shockingly, even rape. The more obvious signs of this physical abuse can include open abrasions or wounds, burns, blood on clothing or bedding, unexplained bruising or other injuries.
Neglect can also be spotted in you know what to look for. It will show mostly in the environment in which your loved one is living. Signs can include pressure ulcers, bedsores, poor hygiene, infections, odor of human waste, dirty or soiled bedding or clothing.Your Galveston Nursing Home Liability Lawyer
When families that care for their senior or disabled loved ones by placing them in residence in a nursing home or other skilled care facility, we expect that they will be treated with the basis dignity and respect which deserve. Sadly, when the patient’s family is not immediately around, sometimes our loved ones are either neglected or mistreated. If you suspect that your loved one has suffered from neglect, negligence or abuse in a Galveston nursing home or other skilled care facility, you should contact an attorney. A veteran, experienced care facility abuse and negligence lawyer is who you need. Carabin Shaw has such attorneys at your disposal. We are ready, willing and able to take on the big nursing home companies on behalf of people like you. We will fight the good fight and get you your best chance at the maximum recovery allowed by law for your loved one’s suffering in a care facility.Are you or your loved one in a nursing facility in Galveston, Texas? Was your loved one injured while in a nursing or other skilled care facility?
Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260