Because of the aging population in the U.S. and throughout Texas, nursing homes are becoming more ubiquitous in our cities and communities. Staffed with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, nursing homes can provide people with safe places to live where their health and well-being will be tended to around the clock.
However, some nursing home staff members fail to give residents the care and attention they deserve, while others may abuse the people they’re supposed to care for. At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we know that many people associate nursing home abuse with pain and bruises, but it can take others forms as well, such as:
- Psychological abuse – Nursing home residents should feel safe and comfortable, but some staff members verbally and psychologically abuse them, making them prone to developing depression and anxiety.
- Sexual abuse – Sexual harassment, molestation, and even rape of residents by caregivers and support staff have occurred in nursing homes throughout the country. Victims may be intimidated or threatened into silence.
- Neglect – Failure to provide adequate care is also a form of abuse, especially when it involves withholding food, water, and medication.
Our Texas nursing home abuse lawyers are dedicated to holding nursing facilities accountable when residents are neglected or abused. Our years of experience handling claims like these means that we know how to gather evidence that proves a nursing home didn’t provide proper care. We’re here to protect the rights of victims and their families, and our consultations are always free.
January 9th, 2018|