Nursing Home Injury Attorney
Each and every year, millions of American families are confronted with the decision of whether or not to place a parent, grandparent, relative, or otherwise loved one into a facility where their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met. We all want to believe that all of the caregivers employed at these sort of facilities will consistently provide the same, high standard of full time care that we ourselves would offer them. Unfortunately, the truth is that nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect has become an epidemic sweeping across the United States. And now, even worse, many Texas nursing homes have begun providing increasingly substandard care. This is due in part to weakening Texas health care laws, and on a larger scale, weaker and more ambiguous national health care laws and regulations. To add insult to injury, most Texas attorneys will not even consider helping or assuming such cases and claims as these instances of nursing home neglect dictate. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of inattentive nursing home management up to and including improper medication distribution, lack of safe and clean living spaces/bathrooms, and malnutrition, and you are in the San Antonio area, call a Carabin & Shaw San Antonio nursing home injury attorney today.
The Carabin & Shaw firm’s team of San Antonio attorneys is fed up with this substandard care of nursing home patients and clients, and our lawyers are willing to see what can be done in the way of reparation for such harmful neglect. And while we cannot take on every case, we are willing to review your particular claim regardless of the circumstances by providing a preliminary consultation, free of charge. Call the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw today toll free at 800-862-1260. We have a nursing home injury attorney willing to speak with you in order to further evaluate your ability to obtain compensation.
Some common injuries related to these claims are:
- Unexplained bruises and cuts
- Broken bones
- Soiled clothing or bed linens
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Bed sores
- Fractured hips
- Lack of available assistance
The numbers related to nursing home neglect are truly despicable. Each year in the United States, over 2.1 million senior citizens fall victim to some form of neglect or abuse related to nursing homes. What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse and neglect that is reported and aggregated, there may be as many as five more cases per each one actually accounted for that goes completely unreported. That places the approximate number of incidents at over 10 million acts of negligence or abuse each and every year.
Disturbing evidence now suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are consistently comfortable and well care for, even in the absence of life-threatening and chronic conditions. Proper care in the declining era of life is something we all hope for ourselves; perhaps the best way to ensure this happens is by securing the rights of those individuals currently, so that our due diligence someday bears the fruits of our life’s labor in our own old age. Our nursing home injury attorneys want to see those rights properly secured and reserved.
There are approximately 1.3 million people in the San Antonio region of Central Texas. Almost 85,000 of these residents are ages 60 and over. Because of increasingly and unreasonably low wages and poor working conditions, many San Antonio nurses are leaving their jobs in nursing homes. This increases the chances of hasty hirings of potentially under-qualified replacements. At the same time, the elderly population in San Antonio is clearly on the rise. Thankfully, a nursing home injury attorney with Carabin & Shaw is here for you. Contact our lawyers today via email, or call us, toll free, day or night.