When a family places an elderly loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility, they do so because they do not feel confident in their ability to properly care for them or meet their needs. They place their trust in the caregivers, whether they are medical or non-medical, to care for that loved one in their place, and the people who work in such a place have an obligation to treat every patient and resident with a requisite level of care, and to provide them with their needs with regard to medical treatment, as well as hygiene and nutrition.
Yet, as we have seen repeatedly over the years, a great number of elderly and disabled Texas residents have been subjected to neglect and outright abuse at the hands of nursing homes and assisted living centers.
Common forms of nursing home neglect and abuse we have encountered in our experience include a horrifying array of problems, such as:
- Slips and falls
- Wandering aimlessly
- Burns, bed sores and pressure sores
- Restraint injuries
- Assault and battery and physical abuse
- Sexual assault and Rape
Every day, residents in Texas nursing homes suffer these types of negligence and abuse, and many suffer far more than physical injuries; many suffer psychological damages and, in some case, there is a wrongful death. These cases are usually very serious and can have devastating consequences for your elderly loved ones and the entire family. No one deserves this kind of treatment; every resident in a care facility deserves the best possible care at all times.
Get Texas Nursing Home Negligence Claims Help
If you suspect that a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility has been the victim of any sort of neglect or abuse, please contact the attorneys at Richard J. Plezia & Associates to help you get to the bottom of this problem. Our Texas nursing home negligence claims attorneys have the experience and knowledge to make nursing homes accountable for the injuries and damages suffered due to their negligence or abuse and we can help a grieving family receive adequate compensation for the pain and suffering or even the untimely and unfortunate death of a loved one.
Contacting one of our Houston elderly abuse claims attorneys can be the first step to righting a terrible wrong and getting you and your loved one the help needed to right a terrible wrong.