Taking Action Against Nursing Home Abuse
We all want to know that our loved ones will be safe when we place them in a nursing home. Despite the research we do in a facility before our loved ones enter it, it is still possible for the staff to be abusive. Signs of nursing home neglect can be hard to recognize, and staff members oftentimes go to great efforts to conceal evidence of elder abuse. So, how can you be sure if your loved one is safe, and what can you do if they are not?
The experienced guidance from one of the attorneys at Rad Law Firm can help you review your situation to look for hidden signs of abuse and take action if there are signs. When an elderly parent or loved one requires nursing home care, you are under the impression they will be treated with the best medical care, dignity and respect. When this does not happen and your loved one is injured or worse, you may have grounds to hold nursing homes and their staff accountable for their actions.
Common Forms Of Abuse And Neglect
Our experienced attorneys are committed to pursuing claims that arise out of nursing home neglect and will do everything in our power to ensure those responsible are held accountable. Nursing home abuse comes in many different shapes and forms, from physical abuse or neglect to emotional and sexual abuse.
As a result of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, a wide range of painful, devastating and life-threatening injuries can be suffered. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Abuse and assault
- Restraint injuries
- Falls and fractures
- Wandering and leaving the facility
- Wrongful death
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Prescription errors
- Medical neglect
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to provide their residents with an accident-free, caring and safe environment. If this does not happen and the resident suffers physical injuries, emotional damages or worse, you may be able to pursue legal action against the nursing home and its staff.
We Can Help You Seek Justice
If you know someone who has suffered an accident or in a nursing home please contact one of our experienced attorneys at Rad Law Firm in any of our convenient locations: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Brownsville as well as Los Angeles, California.