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.
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 Law Group 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.