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Nursing Home Neglect

James Michael Shaw

As we all get a little older, we all face the need for a little more help or a little more attention from our loved ones, whether it is to give us a helping hand around the house or to assist with medical needs.

Unfortunately, it is a fact that Nursing Home Neglect is growing. And unfortunately, few families can afford the financial stress of around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week home nursing care, thus most everyone must turn to what they believe are qualified nursing care professionals to provide round-the-clock medical assistance.

Most everyone believes that they are entrusting the care of their elderly loved ones to trained, experienced and caring professionals at nursing homes or assisted living facilities, but all too often, what happens after you leave the building or after visiting hours, such Nursing Homes are far from the gentle care provider we expect.

Nursing home abuse is prevalent, if not rampant across Texas. It is now understood that there are now 2 million Americans who are living in care facilities, but out of all the care centers that are operating at this very moment, it is now estimated that roughly 30% of the Nursing Homes are engaging or have engaged in some form of abuse or negligent treatment of residents.

Whether the care provider fails to provide the elderly resident proper restraints or proper medicine, or attempts to cover up errors or covers up an accident, is verbally abusive, or is physically mistreating the resident themselves, nursing home abuse is a form of personal injury, and anyone who has been victimized is entitled to seek legal help and may be entitle to monetary compensation for the injuries.

If you suspect your elderly loved one has been verbally, mentally or physically hurt by a nursing care specialist, contact us day or night.

Call us and we can help protect you and your loved ones’ rights and ensuring those who are responsible for the mistreatment are held liable for their actions.

Common Issues:

  • Failure to provide adequate nutrition
  • Failure to offer medical attention
  • Failure to assist with bathing/bathroom necessities
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Medication errors
  • Maintaining an unsafe environment
  • Failure to offer proper shelter
  • Wrongful death
Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

If you notice any of the following signs of possible negligence or wrongdoing, call us day or night

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect:
  • Bed sores
  • Broken Bones
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Unexplained marks, cuts, and bruises
  • Unexplained broken bones
  • Sexual flirting and/or exploitation
  • Dehydration, weight loss, and hunger
  • Sepsis or severe infection
  • Patient withdrawn or depressed
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Personal items or money disappearing
  • Torn clothing, and blood stains
  • Staff delaying or refusing visitation
  • Staff restricting patient access
  • Injuries requiring hospital or ER care
  • Elopement, An injury or death that occurred after resident wandered off
  • Injuries by another resident
  • Resident heavily sedated or medicated

If a loved one is being neglected at a Nursing Home – call us for a free consultation at 800-862-1260

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