Recent Nursing Home Verdicts
If you have made the decision to place your aging loved one in the care of a nursing home in Kenedy, you have every right to expect they will be treated with the highest levels of attention and dignity. To meet this expectation, you want a facility that will view their residents as though they were their own family. The problem is that many nursing homes fail to meet minimum standards of care, and this is unacceptable.
Recent nursing home verdicts continue to reveal a number of instances where residents have experienced abuse of the elderly. Events such as dehydration and malnutrition, falls in nursing homes, and failures to supervise residents adequately are just a few of the many infractions exposed by nursing home neglect lawsuits Kenedy.
Statistically, almost one-third of all nursing homes have residents who have experienced abuse – either at the hands of staff or from other residents. The most commonly abused are the intellectually disabled, as seen in the story of this elderly man in Lubbock . While not all of these incidents are reflected by recent nursing home verdicts, the statistics from what we do know is cause for grave concern.
Over 90% of nursing homes across the country are inadequately staffed to care for their residents and more than a third have violated at least one federal law. It’s reported that 90% of those who abuse the elderly in Kenedy nursing homes are known by their victims. Over half of the nursing assistants employed by elder care facilities have admitted to verbally abusing residents. For several years in a row, Texas nursing homes have been singled out as the worst in the country.
Residents who develop dementia or other common mental conditions associated with aging are reported to be at greatest risk for abuse. Some incidents, such as in the case of one 81-year-old Texas man, have revealed antipsychotic or other calming drugs prescribed to nursing home residents because insurers are more likely to reimburse nursing homes using pharmaceutical intervention over direct, personal care. And the most alarming statistic of all indicates abused residents are 300% more likely to die prematurely.
All of this can leave you feeling angry, uncertain, and fearful for the safety of your loved one. At the law offices of Carabin & Shaw, our attorneys believe those who have been entrusted with the care of your family members should be held accountable when they violate your trust. We believe your loved one’s rights should never be ignored. Keeping your loved ones safe is not only what you have invested your resources in them to do, it’s also what is required of them by law.
Recent nursing home verdicts have shown that the courts are ready to make sure facilities that neglect their responsibilities compensate their victims appropriately. But it’s not an easy task, and it requires the help of a skilled Kenedy nursing home injury attorney.
Many facilities in Kenedy are a part of large nursing home chains that are nothing more than big corporations. These companies employ the services of lawyers to make sure their interests are protected. They may give you the impression they want to work with you to arrive at a resolution when you have a complaint, but they aren’t primarily interested in protecting the rights of your loved one. That’s where our attorneys can be the advocate you need to get the compensation your loved one deserves.
Our team of experienced and skilled attorneys are committed to giving a voice to the elderly who have been abused by their caregivers. One of our lawyers will meet with you for an initial free consultation to get an overview of your case. Then we will review all medical records and thoroughly investigate everything necessary to successfully win your case.
If you suspect your loved one is the victim of Kenedy nursing home negligence, we’re ready to meet with you. Call Carabin & Shaw of Kenedy today at 830.583.2828 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.