NURSING HOME ABUSE
We entrust nursing homes to provide quality, compassionate and dignified care to our loved ones. However, nursing home abuse is a nationwide problem. Approximately one third of nursing homes have had documented instances of abuse.
Much of the abuse in nursing homes is due to understaffing, inadequate training or inadequate screening of employees.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms: neglect, physical abuse, verbal abuse, false imprisonment, sexual abuse, financial abuse, etc. Some abuse is easily discovered, while other forms of abuse is more difficult to notice.
The following are examples of nursing home injuries that often result from abuse:
- Injuries from falls
- Injuries from improper transportation
- Bed sores
- Overdosing from medication errors
- Pressure ulcers
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured at a nursing home, please contact us today at (713) 224-9600. We will provide an initial consultation free of charge. We may agree to take your case on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay no legal fees unless you recover compensation.