Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
When you entrust the well-being of your loved ones to the professional services of a nursing home in San Antonio, you expect them to be cared for with the same care and attention as you would give yourself. When that doesn't happen, it's not only heart-breaking, it can shake your faith in the world around you. Carabin & Shaw takes a strong stance against nursing home neglect, and our attorneys are ready to help you make sense of things.
Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is not only a violation of public trust and basic human dignity, it is a serious legal matter of national importance. Texas Law mandates that nursing homes have a legal duty to not only provide its residents with adequate medical care, but the human interaction and individual attention they deserve. When these laws are broken, it’s the job of specialized nursing home abuse attorneys to see that justice is served.
Nursing homes should be safe and sanitary, but unfortunately, even these basic standards are not being met in facilities across the state of Texas, and San Antonio is no exception. Many nursing home operators allow their facilities to be kept filthy on a daily basis, or even fall into disrepair. Sometimes, improper budgeting causes shortfalls, and the institutions simply fail to secure or supply their elderly charges with their proper medications or adequate nourishment.
As our attorneys have seen time and time again, it is not uncommon for the owners of institutions to cut costs in lieu of increased profit margins, and the first place they start is staffing. When sufficient staffing needs aren’t met, the undertrained and overworked employees that do remain are prone to neglect the care of their residents.
In 2011, over 1,200 incidents of abuse to the elderly occurring at nursing homes were reported to the proper agencies here in Texas, many of them occurring right here in San Antonio. The cases saw lawyers prosecuting abusers from all aspects of the nursing environment: facility workers, other residents, and even visitors.
If you ever see firsthand signs of mistreatment at your loved one’s nursing home, call Carabin and Shaw immediately. Our expert nursing home abuse attorneys are specialized and experienced, and have dedicated themselves to help put an end to criminal abuse in San Antonio. Your family may be eligible to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, and an attorney can help you recover the largest settlement possible.
Contact our law firm’s San Antonio nursing home abuse attorneys if you ever suspect the following signs of nursing home negligence or abuse:
- Wrongful Death
- Broken Bones
- Fractured Hips
- Verbal Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Medication Errors
- Unsanitary Living Conditions
- Improper or Heavy Sedation
- Delayed or Erratic Visitation
Don’t hesitate or delay - claims against nursing home misconduct have limited time frames in which to prosecute. Waiting to see if a situation will simply resolve itself or disappear may lose your lawyer the chance to get justice for your loved one forever, and the unpunished abusers will be free with the reinforced notion that their actions have no consequences.
With the help of a nursing home abuse attorney, your loved one’s right to a safe nursing facility environment will be protected, and those responsible for the abuse will be held accountable for their actions.
If a loved one is being neglected at a nursing home in San Antonio, don’t wait. Call the expert attorneys at Carabin & Shaw today or contact us online, and let us help put an end to your elderly loved one’s suffering.
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