Nursing Home Abuse and Accidents in San Antonio
If you have discovered that a family member has been injured, abused or neglected while in a nursing home or other assisted living facility in San Antonio or the surrounding areas, call our law firm. The experienced attorneys at Carbin & Shaw can help. Do not let your loved one suffer through nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse and accidents in San Antonio are one of many issues that the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw can help you with. To learn more about how Carabin & Shaw can help your loved one fight against nursing home neglect, read here.
Under Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, nursing home residents are entitled to quality care. Nursing home residents must receive the necessary services and care to maintain the best possible mental, physical, and psychosocial wellbeing. Nursing homes accept a level of responsibility when receiving new residents to provide them with a safe environment and to protect residents. When a nursing home fails to provide protection and a safe environment, they may be liable for injuries during a resident’s stay.
Nursing home abuse exists in many forms, which can affect your loved one in a variety of ways. The types of abuse include Alzheimer’s abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and sexual abuse. Some extreme cases can result in a wrongful death of an elder. Immediate family, life partners, distant family members, and anyone who suffers financially are allowed to sue for a wrongful death.
Though most cases of nursing home abuse go unreported, the reports are still on the rise. The most common nursing home issues include malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, inadequate hygiene, inadequate medical services, and preventable accidents. If any of these issues affect your loved one in a nursing home, call our team of lawyers at Carabin & Shaw to help you navigate federal and state laws to determine nursing home liability.
Between 2006 and 2009, there have been over 2,200 cases of nursing home abuse and accidents in San Antonio. The severity of the neglect in San Antonio has included residents being left in their own feces and urine, employees yelling insults at the residents, and administering the wrong drugs to residents. In one recent case, a nurse gave a combination of drugs to the wrong patient, resulting in the death of the patient.
The state received at least 16,000 reports of wrongly treated patients in Texas last year, but the majority of cases were unverified by investigators, who often showed up to the nursing homes weeks after the report was filed.
There are several ways to tell if your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse. Some of these signs include sudden weight loss, bedsores, injuries from falls, dehydration, malnutrition, unusual changes in behavior, and much more.
Do not let nursing home abuse continue to affect your loved ones in San Antonio. Call our lawyers at Carabin & Shaw to start the proceedings into finding the negligent and responsible parties for your loved one’s injuries. Here at our firm we front all costs related to the filing of a case for injuries, thus we take the financial worries off your shoulders allowing you to focus on your family. The attorneys at our firm are compassionate and passionate about handling cases of nursing home abuse and accidents in San Antonio.
Our team of attorneys stands ready to help you and your loved ones. There are well over 100 nursing homes here in San Antonio and in the surrounding counties. Some of these homes provide excellent care, while others provide substandard care. Call us for more information at 1.800.862.1260.