People who help place their elderly parents and other vulnerable family members in care facilities have a right to expect that these residents’ health, well-being and safety will be top priorities. Sadly, inadequate care and outright abuse of nursing home residents are all too common in Texas and across the U.S.
Did A Loved One Suffer From Nursing Home Abuse?
If you have reason to suspect serious nursing home abuse or neglect, we encourage you to contact us at The Cagle Law Firm, P.C., as soon as possible. We will treat you with respect, listen as you explain your concerns, and provide clear counsel on legal options available to hold the offending facility accountable and recover compensation.
Have You Discovered Bedsores Or Other Evidence Of Inadequate Care?
Negligence in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers takes many forms. Some of the most serious outcomes, such as development of life-threatening or fatal medical conditions that should have been prevented through adherence to relevant standards of care, arise from:
- Failure to adjust the position of a bedridden patient frequently enough to prevent bedsores, an extremely serious type of skin ulcer that can lead to deadly infections;
- Neglect of residents’ basic needs for nourishment, resulting in malnutrition and dehydration that can also lead to bedsores and a range of other devastating health problems;
- Inadequate supervision of residents with cognitive and mobility challenges, which may lead to falls and other serious injury-causing events; and,
- Outright physical abuse, often perpetrated by staff who were not sufficiently screened, background-checked and trained.
Turn To A Skilled Elder Abuse And Neglect Attorney In Travis County
We understand how distraught you may be if a loved one has died unexpectedly or is in declining health due to suspected neglect or mistreatment. We are prepared to thoroughly investigate what happened and seek justice for your family. For a free consultation with an Austin nursing home negligence attorney who will prioritize your case, call (512) 371-6672 or reach out to our legal team online now.