The senior population in Houston is getting bigger every day. As their population increases, so does the number of seniors moving into nursing home facilities. Nursing home residents rely on the nursing home staff for the care and assistance they require. Most Houston nursing home and senior care facilities are managed and staffed by dedicated, compassionate professionals who only have the best interests of their patients in mind. Unfortunately, there are always a few bad players who neglect or abuse the people the people they are being paid to care for.
In Houston nursing homes, this abuse and neglect can take many forms, from psychological abuse to medical malpractice. Under the law, nursing homes owe their residents a certain level of care. When a nursing home fails to provide an adequate level of medical care and attention, their elderly patients can suffer, become ill or even die.
If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s up to you to take immediate action on their behalf. You can start by talking to the management of the nursing home where your loved one stays. If that doesn’t produce results, or your elderly loved one has been injured under suspicious circumstances, you should immediately contact the Houston nursing home abuse lawyers at Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates.
Mistakes happen, but deliberate abuse is never excusable. Nursing abuse home cases are especially disturbing in that the victims are usually unable to defend themselves. That’s why we fight so hard to hold nursing home staff and management responsible for their actions and pursue financial damages from all those who are liable. We won’t stop fighting until the abused senior gets the justice they deserve.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
An abused senior may be too intimidated to come forward with their allegations. However, there are many warning signs of nursing home abuse, including:
- Bedsores (decubitus pressure ulcers)
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Sudden weight loss
- Fractures and other injuries resulting from falls
- Burn injuries
- Unusual mood swings
- Slow response by staff to answer call lights
- Loss of appetite
- Restricted access to residents
- Sever bruising
- Unexplained injuries
- Missing personal items
- Poor hygiene
Speak with a Houston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today
The Houston nursing home negligence attorneys at Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates represent victims of nursing home abuse in Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Katy, Tomball, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and other area communities. We possess the skills and expertise to expose any abuse occurring in a nursing home, take the necessary steps to protect a nursing home resident’s rights, and aggressively fight for the compensation they are due for any damages resulting from the nursing home’s negligence.
Scheduling a free, no obligation consultation with a Houston nursing home abuse lawyer at Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates today.