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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
It’s a heart-breaking scenario. A loved one has reached a point where 24-hour care is needed. Finding an adequate housing situation is a painstaking process. After making that move, you expect the best possible care. You’re finally sleeping easier knowing that she is in good hands, only to find out later about the abuse from the staff.
You should be able to trust nursing home workers and expect them to give the same care and respect you and your family would provide, but that’s not always the case.
Abuse can happen in many devastating ways.
There are signs to look for, both physical and emotional, that could indicate your family member is suffering from abuse.
- Passive or active neglect: the victim could suffer from malnourishment, chronic physical and/or psychological health problems, dehydration, bed sores, or simply a lack of personal care.
- Physical abuse: the victim may show signs of physical trauma, restraint trauma, or repeated injuries (mostly unexplained or inconsistently explained).
- Psychological abuse: the victim may show signs of uncertainty, depression, and anxiety and may exhibit behavioral signs such as trembling, cowering, evasiveness, and agitation.
- Sexual abuse: the victim may have trauma to the genital area, may contract venereal disease, or exhibit many of the indicators common to psychological abuse.
How do I stop the abuse?
You hope that your loved one would tell you if something horrible happened, but often that isn’t the case. Sometimes a person is too sick to communicate effectively. At other times, she may be scared or ashamed to talk about it. She may even have been threatened with more harm if she speaks about what has happened in the nursing home.
If possible, ask specific questions and look for physical signs of abuse if you are concerned. Keep records of possible abuse by taking photographs of injuries or unsuitable living conditions and by writing detailed notes about your loved one’s health care routine, medications, and anything you see that is out of the ordinary.
Can you help us?
At Daniel Stark, we have the latest technology and an experienced staff who take what we do very seriously. We’ll put our considerable resources to work to fully investigate your family member’s situation and do everything in our power to protect them and prevent something like this from happening again.
Call us or fill out our simple and confidential online consultation form and talk with a lawyer today. We are committed to improving nursing home conditions, and we want to help you make this right. With three offices to serve you, we are your Texas nursing home abuse lawyers. We have offices in Bryan/College Station, Waco and Austin, so we can help you wherever you’re located, including outlying areas such as Austin, Bastrop, Bellmead, Belton, Brenham, Bryan, Caldwell, College Station, Georgetown, Harker Heights, Hearne, Killeen, Madisonville, McGregor, Navasota, Pflugerville, Rockdale, Round Rock, Temple, and Waco. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you!