Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be one of the most difficult decisions in our years. Millions of families each year have to consider placing a parent or grandparent in a facility where their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met. We would like to think that the people with whom we entrust their care will provide the same standard of care we gave, but, sadly, that is often not the case. In fact, nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming an epidemic in the United States, and what is taking place in these homes is despicable. Some of the more common signs of physical abuse of the elderly are:
- Unexplained bruises and cuts
- Torn or bloody clothing
- Broken bones
Emotional abuse of the elderly may include:
- Intimidation through yelling and threats
- Ignoring the patient
- Isolating the patient from other residents and/or activities
- Terrorizing the patient
- Mocking the patient
If your elderly loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of their caretaker, you may have a valid legal claim and no one deserves this treatment.
Houston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you should get legal help from a Texas nursing home abuse law firm that has the experience and knowledge to help you win your case. The Houston,Texas law firm of Roxell Richards and Associates specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases and can help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
Texas Nursing Abuse Law Information
The NCEA has great resources to aid victims of elder abuse. Texas law states that mental and physical abuse, involuntary seclusion from others, and inappropriate use of residential property is unlawful. In addition, nursing home residents have the right to their own privacy and to have their dignity respected, their preferences accommodated, and a right to proper housekeeping for sanitary reasons. Roxell Richards and Associates offers free consultations for victims of elder abuse.Please call (713) 974-0388.