Nursing Home Liability
People born during the baby-boomer generation have experienced advances in technology and improvements to standards of living which have helped them live longer than the generations that came before. The combination of greater amounts of people with longer lifespans has put a strain on elderly care services in San Antonio and elsewhere. If you or a family member ever experience harm as a result of that strain, the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw can help you investigate how nursing home liability affects your case.
Our attorneys understand that it is not possible for a person, or even an average clan of family members, to assist and protect their aging loved ones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In light of this, many of us turn to what we believe are qualified, well-trained, long-term nursing care professionals to provide this round-the-clock medical and living assistance. When we make these tough decisions, we think we are entrusting our elderly and senior loved ones to caring, trained, and experienced professionals at assisted living facilities or nursing homes. However, sometimes what happens when we are not there visiting or observing is something other than the tender, gentle care we trust this San Antonio facility and its employees to deliver.
Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is prevalent across Texas. There are tens of thousands of Texans living in nursing care facilities in San Antonio alone, and it is estimated that roughly 30% of them are suffering from some form of abuse or negligent treatment. In such situations, there are two areas of the law that address how justice will best be served: personal injury and nursing home liability.
All residents of long-term care facilities are granted special accommodations and legal status, but the owners of such facilities rarely inform anyone as such. Due to the populations they typically serve, as well as the emotional difficulties surrounding a multitude of choices pertaining to the care and maintenance of said individuals, many accidents and incidents are quickly hushed under the guise of lessening grief or pain to those involved. Our attorneys, on the other hand, believe that open, honest, and direct communication between family members and facility managers is an essential component of each person’s care. If you believe some or all of the information regarding your loved one’s health and care is being withheld, contact our lawyers today.
Whether the care provider covers up an accident, fails to provide the elderly resident with their proper medicine, or is verbally or physically abusive or negligent, nursing home abuse is considered a form of personal injury. Anyone who has been victimized in San Antonio under such circumstances is entitled to seek compensation for any and all physical, emotional, and mental injuries. In order to get the full amount of compensation your nursing home liability case deserves, you need legal help.
Call the San Antonio nursing home liability attorney at Carabin & Shaw to set up a free consultation. We will give you all of our available information up front in language you can understand. Just like choosing a nursing or long-term care facility for your loved one, we know you want to make the best choice regarding your legal representation.
Our law firm has been helping families reach those decisions in an informed way for over two decades by walking them through their legal strategies and keeping them up to date every step of the way. We do not have anything to hide when it comes to how well we advocate for the rights of our clients. Call us at 210.222.2288 or 1.800.862.1260—our lawyers will fight for your loved one’s rights.