Was a Loved One Injured or Killed in a Nursing Home?
Call (713) 496-0504 for Experienced Houston Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
The decision whether or not to place a family member in a nursing home
is never easy. However, once the decision has been made, we expect that
our loved ones' needs will be met and that they will be taken care
of. That is not always the case. If your family member has been
injured or killed due to neglect or abuse from nursing home staff, it is time
to call a Houston nursing home abuse lawyer to help your loved one seek justice.
Learn what we can do to help protect your loved one. Call (713) 496-0504 for a
FREE case review.
Examples of Nursing Home Abuse
Not all injuries can be avoided in nursing homes. However, as the population
ages and more people are placed in nursing and retirement homes, cases
of nursing home abuse and negligence are becoming more and more common.
At McDowell Wells, LLP, we represent the families of elderly nursing home
patients who have suffered the following:
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Suspicious injuries
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Unexplained changes to mental health/sudden onset of mental illness
If your family member has suffered any of the above, we can help you investigate
whether nursing home abuse or neglect occurred. Some of the things we
look at include: medical records, possible understaffing, quantity and
quality of nourishment, staff to resident ratio, and the nursing home's history.
Mental Health Patients in Nursing Homes
Throughout the state of Texas, a number of mental health hospitals have
closed. Subsequently, many of these patients are being housed in nursing
homes. Most nursing homes are not designed to meet the needs of mental
health patients, and as a result, these patients may threaten the safety
of elderly residents. In many cases, failure to provide appropriate security
can create exposure to elderly abuse or assault.
Our first priority is to keep your loved one safe. We are also committed
to holding nursing homes accountable for their acts of neglect and abuse.
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Do you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect? We can listen to your concerns
and let you know what we can do to help you during a free consultation.
Call our office
at (713) 496-0504 or reach us using our
online contact form.