Helping Loved Ones After Suffering Nursing Home Abuse
When our loved ones need the care and attention that a nursing home offers, we expect the staff at that home will be able to both protect and support them. When the staff at a nursing home fails that expectation and harms our loved ones through recklessness, malice or negligence, they must be held accountable. Oftentimes, the skilled and experienced representation of a Texas injury attorney is necessary to seek justice after someone harmed your loved one.
At Parra Law Firm, PLLC, we never want to see a loved one suffer while living out their golden years in a nursing home. That’s why when we hear about something like this, we do everything in our power to help our clients seek justice after the wrongs their loved ones lived through. We are just as committed as our clients in holding responsible parties accountable for their actions, and we are ready to use the full extent of our experience and skill to achieve that goal.
Common Forms Of Nursing Home Abuse
Many of our clients are surprised to learn about the different ways that a resident can suffer abuse in their nursing home. Recognizing the forms of abuse that your loved one can suffer in a nursing home can help you put a stop to it. Common forms of nursing home abuse include:
- Physical abuse – often resulting in bruising, fear and confusion, even broken bones. Your loved one may also recoil from touch like a hug or a hand on their shoulder.
- Emotional abuse – saying hurtful things to a resident over extended periods of time can result in them experiencing depression, withdrawn behavior, and loss of interest in hobbies and passions.
- Financial abuse – if your loved one is asking about their bank accounts, retirement accounts, estate plan or other assets, it may be because someone is trying to alter them. Additionally, if assets or money go missing from their room, it may be the result of theft.
- Neglect – when the staff in the home does not tend to your loved one either by choice, lack of staffing, or any other reason, they can develop bed sores, infection, or other illnesses. Poor hygiene, and uncleaned nails and teeth are a few signs of neglect.
If you suspect that your loved one suffered from any of these forms of abuse, or another form of abuse, now is the time to put an end to it with a strong personal injury claim.
Let Us Stand For Your Loved One
Do not make the mistake of letting a nursing home talk you out of filing a claim against them. Before you make any decision about a potential injury claim, contact our Texas attorneys today. Call our San Antonio office at 210-960-8766 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.