Do you suspect that your loved one has suffered from neglect or abuse while residing in a nursing home?
With an increase of Texas residents turning to nursing homes as the best alternative care option for their elderly or disabled family member, concerns of injuries and neglect are also on the rise.
At the Sloan Firm, we understand that placing your loved one in a nursing home, residential care or assisted living facility is oftentimes a hard decision. You should be able to trust the staff to treat your family member with compassion and respect while providing the highest standards of physical and medical attention. Unfortunately, reports of injuries or gross neglect in long-term care facilities are not uncommon.
If you think that your loved one has been injured or neglected, contact us for a free consultation. Our law offices in Longview and Houston, Texas, or our office in Santa Fe, New Mexico serve victims of nursing home neglect and their families.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
Nursing home neglect and abuse involves a large range of offenses, including everything from providing substandard care that resulted in injury to a specific intent to harm. Being able to recognize the signs of abuse will help keep your loved one safe and out of further harm. Some common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:
- Sudden weight loss
- Unexplained bruises or fractures
- Frequent infections
- Poor hygiene
- Unusual changes in behavior
- Avoidance of staff
- Unexplained injuries
Any abrupt physical, mental or emotional change in your loved one’s condition while in a nursing home or assisted living facility may signal abuse or neglect. To help protect your loved one, start asking questions immediately. Most often, your elderly or disabled family member cannot fully communicate the problem to you; however, the staff should be able to give you an adequate explanation or provide a documented account of an accident or injury.
In cases of medical malpractice at a long-term care facility, elderly resident neglect is often the result of a facility’s mismanagement, a staff shortage or poorly trained staff. If you find that there is a high turnover rate among nursing home caregivers, this may be a signal of concern.
Trusted Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Our compassionate lawyers at Sloan Law Firm can help you determine if neglect has occurred and will take the proper steps to bring a claim. Our dedicated Texas and New Mexico nursing home abuse attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to help families of victims who have been hurt or neglected in unsafe facilities. What matters to you, matters to us.
If you suspect or know that your elderly or disabled family member has been harmed or injured due to negligence in a nursing home, assisted-living or memory-care facility, contact us now. Our legal team will work quickly to protect your loved one from further harm, fight to hold the facility accountable and pursue the compensation your family needs. Your loved one is important, and you have a right to demand answers. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.