Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers in Texas
Nursing homes have operating procedures and standards set by the government and state and federal law for quality of care.
When administrators and staff neglect the elderly in their care, they break the law, and damages, license suspension and monetary awards are some of the positive results of quality personal injury litigation.
Large negligence lawsuit winnings can also send a message to corporations that are more focused on the financial gain than providing quality care for those in their care.
It is important to recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, especially if your loved one in a long-term care setting can’t express what’s been happening to them.
Many violations are never reported, sometimes out of fear of retribution by those that are caring for them, or because disabilities may hinder their ability to make a clear statement of the facts.
Family members and visitors need to be the ones to take action to protect their loved ones in an assisted living facility or nursing home.
Abuse and neglect can happen directly or indirectly. Indirect neglect may be caused by poor facility conditions, services, food and maintenance of equipment and more. This may cause slip and fall accidents, harm due to over-or under-medication, and malnutrition.
Direct abuse is caused by employees of the facility who may cause physical, sexual, emotional or financial distress to those in their care.
As a friend or loved one of someone living in a long-term care setting, be aware if the person’s attitude or personality changes, or if you see bruising, sores, cuts or other physical traits that are out of the ordinary. Abuse or neglect may be a cause.
Keep track of financial records and be ready to investigate or report issues that you find to the proper authorities. Be sure to contact an experienced attorney or law firm such as RTRLAW to learn about your rights.
For more information about how RTRLAW’s qualified personal injury attorneys can assist you in protecting your loved ones from abuse and neglect in nursing homes and long-term-care facilities in Texas, contact us today or call our Dallas office at (972) 478-1801 or toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR.
Our attorneys are available to meet with you at our convenient centrally located office in Dallas or by phone or video conference. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.
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