Nursing home abuse and neglect are serious problems in Texas. However, people are sometimes reluctant to take legal action against nursing homes that engage in these practices. Typically, this reluctance stems from confusion regarding what constitutes abuse and neglect and a lack of familiarity with the legal system. Luckily, if you believe that you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, our Texas nursing home neglect lawyer is here to help. At Adams Law Firm, our experienced Texas lawyer will thoroughly analyze your situation and guide you through the legal process while treating you with the patience and compassion you deserve. Please review the information below and contact us as soon as possible for a consultation.
Reasons to file a lawsuit against a nursing home in Texas
Unsanitary conditions – Many nursing home residents need help keeping their living areas clean and maintaining their hygiene. When nursing home staff members fail to do this, the health and safety of residents are jeopardized.
Poor medical treatment – When nursing home residents need medical care, nursing home employees must act accordingly. Depending on the level of care needed, this can range from scheduling a medical evaluation to transporting a resident to the emergency room. When a nursing home fails to arrange for such treatment, it can be found liable for any resulting damages.
Negligent hiring – Nursing homes are expected to make responsible hiring decisions and keep their facilities fully staffed. When a nursing home is understaffed or hires unqualified employees, the residents suffer. In addition, negligent hiring practices often lead to the abuse and neglect of residents.
Poor supervision – Falls often occur when nursing home employees fail to properly supervise residents. Falls are a common but preventable type of accident that frequently leads to both minor and serious injuries.
Financial exploitation – In addition to physical abuse and neglect, nursing homes and their employees sometimes take financial advantage of residents. Common types of financial exploitation include:
- Cashing residents’ checks without permission
- Forging residents’ signatures
- Persuading residents to sign documents that they don’t understand
- Stealing from residents
Texas Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
If you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, Adams Law Firm is here to help. At Adams Law Firm, we are prepared to file civil lawsuits against those who abuse or neglect the most vulnerable among us, and we have a strong track record of winning such cases. We have a well-deserved reputation for providing efficient, responsive, effective representation and for obtaining the highest possible compensation for our clients. If you live in the Woodlands, Houston, Conroe, or surrounding areas and you or a family member have suffered the pain and humiliation of elder neglect or abuse, please contact us as soon as possible for a free initial consultation.
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