Nursing Home Negligence
Some of the failures of nursing homes can be quickly identified, although other times a full investigation must occur to find what went wrong. If you believe that your loved one suffered an injury, abuse or neglect at a nursing home, call our San Antonio Carabin & Shaw office at 1.800.862.1260.
Nursing homes should be a place of rest, tranquility, and protection for your elderly loved ones, though that is not always the case. Nursing home negligence can vary in many cases, but the four main aspects of neglect are:
- Emotional or social neglect
- Personal hygiene neglect
- Basic needs such as food and clean environment
- Medical neglect
These various forms of carelessness have many health risks to the elderly and are common in cases involving nursing home neglect. Contact Carabin & Shaw to get in touch with a San Antonio nursing home negligence lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another. Our team of attorneys recognizes the importance of each and every one of our cases, and the love our clients have for their families. Our professional lawyers will stop at nothing to fight for you.
Identifying nursing home negligence can be very difficult and depends on the type of neglect, due to the fact that there may not be any physical signs. Our lawyers can help you identify signs of neglect, which may include some of the following:
- Sudden weight loss
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Injuries from falls
- Unusual changes in behavior
- Changes in hygiene
These are just a few of the types of neglect that our team can help you identify. Our San Antonio office is available to call TOLL FREE at 1.800.862.1260 let us help you identify these forms of neglect and get you the compensation your loved ones deserves.
A common form of neglect that occurs is the development of bedsores. Examples of nursing home negligence that could contribute to the development of bedsores include:
- Immobile residents who are allowed to remain in the same position for extended periods of time
- Failure to check regularly enough for signs of bed sores
- Failure to provide proper fluids and nutrition
- Failure to notify the physician and the family when sores develop so that your loved one can get proper treatment
- Allowing moisture to remain too close to the skin, which can result from not changing soiled adult diapers or wet bed sheets
Failure to report the existence of bedsores or any other changes in your loved one’s condition can result in your loved one being left with untreated open wounds. In severe cases, unrecognized pressure sores or inappropriately treated ulcers could result in septic shock or gangrene. Unfortunately, in many cases, a nursing homes may not even notify the family or physician of the existence of bedsores.
When nursing homes neglect their patients, the results can be so severe that it rises to the level of actionable abuse. Our team of attorneys can review all the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s treatment to determine if your they or you may be entitled to compensation.
CONTACT EXPERIENCED NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE INJURY LAWYERS IN SAN ANTONIO
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries caused neglect of care it is important to not hesitate any further and contact one of our experienced nursing home neglect lawyers. We have helped countless of injured clients obtain compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Call our San Antonio Office today to schedule your consultation 210.222.2288 or call us Toll Free 1.800.862.1260.