Victoria Nursing Home Negligence

The National Council on Aging recently reported that roughly ten percent of citizens above the age of 60 have experienced some form of elderly abuse or neglect. These instances commonly occur within the confines of a nursing facility that has been entrusted with their care and well-being. At our offices in Victoria, nursing home neglect lawyers work diligently to protect the rights of you and your loved ones. Our large team serving the Gulf Coast and the surrounding areas of Texas pride themselves in providing excellent representation for the vulnerable, such as the elderly, sick, and injured.

Many instances of neglect and abuse often go unreported. These types of cases are serious and can lead to severe damage or even death of your elderly family member or loved one. If you’ve found yourself in a situation where you suspect the neglect or abuse of a loved one who is receiving care at a nursing home or assisted living facility, possibly observing any one of these 10 signs of nursing home abuse and neglect for Victoria, do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Carabin & Shaw and allow us to begin the process of investigation and representation for your case.

How Can Carabin & Shaw Help?

Hiring a nursing home neglect lawyer serving Victoria from the law offices of Carabin & Shaw can help unload the stress of dealing with the processes of

  • reporting neglect or abuse to proper authorities,
  • removing a loved one from dangerous care,
  • seeking compensation for medical and legal fees
  • and seeking compensation for pain and suffering, including emotional distress and physical harm.

Elderly law is a very specific area of legal practice. It demands a unique understanding of the needs of senior citizens and the laws surrounding those needs. With statistics that show that improper care and abuse are a nationwide problem, we work hard to stay up to date on elderly law pertaining to neglect and mistreatment, and we make it our goal to ensure that we have the foremost knowledge and understanding of the most relevant and recent cases in an effort to provide the best possible representation for our clients.

Our Victoria nursing home neglect lawyers have knowledge that spans years of practice and countless cases. In fact, the Carabin & Shaw family of law offices has over 20 years of experience with a wide range of cases, including:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Broken Bones
  • Fractured Hips
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Medication Errors
  • Unsanitary Living Conditions
  • Improper or Heavy Sedation
  • Delayed or Erratic Visitation
  • Choking
  • Clogged Breathing Tubes
  • Suffocation
  • Heat Burns
  • Chemical Burns
What Steps Can You Take?

Awakening to the realization of the pain and suffering of a loved one in such a vulnerable position can be confusing, overwhelming, and traumatic. If you’ve placed an elderly family member or friend in the care of a facility, being prepared and knowing what to do if you suspect nursing home neglect in Victoria can make a substantial difference to preventing prolonged pain and suffering. Simple steps can be taken to help end, or even prevent neglect or abuse such as:

  • Asking questions and showing concern
  • Affirming complaints
  • Taking documenting signs and evidence of neglect or abuse
  • Visiting residents frequently
  • Creating pathways and trust for open communication
  • Hiring an attorney and taking legal actions

If you have any questions regarding nursing home negligence or elderly law in general, contact the law offices of Carabin & Shaw toll free at 1.800.862.1260, or locally at 361.485.1400 for a free consultation with a nursing home neglect lawyer in Victoria. Our offices are conveniently located at 5606 N Navarro in Suite # 2001.

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