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Our nursing home abuse attorney protects nursing home residents against neglect in Texas. Nursing home residents are physically (and sometimes mentally) vulnerable. They are unable to protect themselves. In many cases, they are unable or afraid to report neglect or abuse. It is often up to families and friends to notice neglect and take steps to protect their loved ones. According to the National Center for Elder Abuse, physical abuse is defined as: the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. This could come in the form of a strike, punch, push, shake, restraining, or through medication which is not necessary. If you suspect nursing home neglect or abuse, talk to an attorney at the Pascoe Law Firm in Galveston, Texas. Nursing home negligence is a serious problem that can cause serious injuries or wrongful death. Nursing home residents are entitled to dignity and care.
Nursing home abuse is not something commonly talked about. However, nursing home abuse is something that needs to be talked about and is a real problem. It is a difficult topic to discuss because no one wants to think or hear about someone they love being abused or neglected. It is horrible act to victimize the elderly and those who need assistance. Many of the elderly are in a nursing home because they cannot care for themselves and need the assistance of others as they age. While it might not be the easiest of subjects to talk about it is important to actively discuss this topic if you believe nursing home abuse or neglect is occurring. Nursing home abuse is not something that needs to stay behind closed doors; it should be discussed openly and addressed. Unfortunately, many of the elderly can be in poor health or fail and unable to fight against their attackers. A major cause of nursing home neglect is low-paid, poorly trained staff combined with management that is focused on profits. Nursing home staff may fail to monitor residents and neglect their care. In some egregious cases, staff has been found to abuse residents. Bed sores are an all-too-common problem in nursing homes. If the bed sores are un-diagnosed or untreated, gangrene and life-threatening infection can result. It is important in a nursing home to get appropriate medical attention, to administer medicines at the right times and in the right doses, and to perform medical procedures in accordance with accepted practices.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Elderly Care Abuse
- Burns or red marks on the arms, legs, wrists and/or ankles,
- Broken bones,
- Unclean appearance, poor hygiene, dirty hair, unclean clothes and bed linens,
- Unexplained weight loss, and dehydration.
- Fear, anxiety, confusion, disorientation and other signs of over-medication,
- Depression, sad or upset,
- Unexplained quietness, withdrawn, no longer talkative,
- Agitated, aggressive, angry, or
- Secretive behavior
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Falling or being dropped can cause serious injuries. Transporting a patient requires care and training. Any fall should be followed by a checkup to assure no bones were broken. Security systems should be in place to prevent residents from wandering off. If you are a loved one has suffered a personal injury because of nursing home negligence, call the Pascoe Law Firm at 713-829-4317. If you suspect nursing home negligence or nursing home abuse, an attorney can advise you and investigate the situation. The Pascoe Law Firm provides free personal injury consultations. Contact us online or by phone to discuss about nursing home abuse or neglect with a lawyer. Hablamos Español.
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