Seeking Justice For Nursing Home Abuse Victims
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Texas are governed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), which strictly regulates staffing requirements, policies and procedures to protect the rights of residents. Unfortunately, nursing home owners and managing directors often take shortcuts in order to meet budget demands.
All of us trust medical professionals to have the knowledge and skill to care for us when we cannot care for ourselves. Sometimes, though, this trust is broken. If you believe a loved one has suffered from nursing home negligence or neglect, contact an attorney right away.
Nursing home injuries and neglect are far more common than most people think. This type of abuse happens because the victims are in the nursing home because they can’t take care of themselves, and many are even unable or unwilling to speak. They are some of the most vulnerable people in society — mentally, emotionally and physically, and the majority of nursing home abuse goes unnoticed or is unknown to the loved ones. We encourage you to be as involved and informed as you can about the loved ones who have been placed in these long-term care facilities.
If your aged or vulnerable loved one is suffering general neglect or injury in a West Central Texas nursing home and you suspect negligence or misconduct by the staff or other residents, turn to Allen Law Firm in Abilene for help. Attorney Greg Allen is an experienced personal injury litigation attorney with nearly 25 years of litigation experience, and for the last 20 years has been representing injury victims and other clients in cases involving issues of health care negligence.
Common nursing home injuries due to negligence and misconduct include:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Prescription errors
- Broken bones from falls
- Transport injuries
- Injuries from assault by staff and residents, including sexual assault
- Injuries sustained after wandering off grounds unsupervised
Call To Learn More From An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you suspect something isn’t right at your loved one’s nursing home, it is worth asking an experienced nursing home negligence attorney to investigate further. Call Allen Law Firm in Abilene at 325-309-6533 or send an email to request a no-cost, confidential consultation.