Kenedy Nursing Home Negligence
As our loved ones age, we want to know they will be taken care of with the respect and dignity they deserve. Many of us, however, are unequipped to give them the attention they need, so we entrust them to licensed care-providing facilities. Tragically, more than a few of these facilities may not understand the responsibility before them, and sometimes this leads them to neglect or even abuse our loved ones. When this happens, you need to speak immediately with a Kenedy nursing home abuse attorney.
In order for you to be confident in the facility you’ve chosen for your family member, it’s reasonable for them to care for and watch over them as you would. The problem is that, even though state and federal laws are in place regulating their actions, many nursing homes will cut corners, are short-staffed, or find ways around their obligations resulting in abuse. This is when you need the help of a qualified attorney from Carabin & Shaw.
Recent nursing home verdicts have exposed a rash of elder abuse across the country, and in a recent study by the AARP, Texas nursing homes in particular were ranked the worst among all 50 states in six out of eight categories. Violations of federal and state laws, below-average response times for direct care, and subpar health inspections are just a few of the poor conditions plaguing nursing homes in our state. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of these conditions, an elder abuse attorney serving Kenedy can help.What is Considered Nursing Home Neglect for Victims in Kenedy?
Nursing home neglect comes in many forms. One way it appears can be in the form of medical neglect, when the facility fails to meet the standard of care it is required to provide. This can mean inappropriate administration of medication, failing to communicate responsibly with residents’ primary care physicians, or even blatantly ignoring their declining health or illnesses.
There can be a neglect to provide basis sustenance, such as food and water. Each resident needs to have a well-maintained and supervised meal plan to avoid malnutrition. This is, unfortunately, one of the aspects of basic care that falls by the wayside.
The most prevalent form of negligence is a basic lack of cleanliness and attention to hygiene. Neglect of personal hygiene occurs when the nursing home fails to assist the resident with activities such as bathing, brushing their teeth, or having clean clothes.
Perhaps worst of all, emotional or social neglect can occur when residents are regularly ignored or treated poorly by staff.Kenedy: When is a Nursing Home Liable for Elder Neglect?
There are time limits and other factors to consider in this complex process. A Kenedy nursing home abuse attorney is your best option in getting the help you need to protect the rights of your loved one. Like a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are several matters to consider when proving a nursing home abuse case. Many will fall under one of the categories listed above, but complaint against the defendant must always be proven to have been the primary cause of the patient’s injury and be in violation of the law.
Nursing homes have teams of attorneys ready to protect their interests because they know there will be people just like you who believe they should be held accountable for their actions. At Carabin & Shaw, we’re ready to stand with you and advocate for the best interests of your loved one.
If you suspect your family member has been the victim of elder abuse in a Kenedy nursing home, call the law offices of Carabin & Shaw immediately. Our team of experienced attorneys is ready to meet and discuss your case with you during a free initial consultation and we won’t collect any money from you until we win your case.
Schedule an appointment with an elder abuse attorney in Kenedy today by calling the law offices of Carabin & Shaw at 830.583.2828 or 1.800.862.1260.