Nursing Home Abuse

Morrow & Sheppard are privileged to represent injured persons and families affected by nursing home abuse.

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Questions Regarding Personal Injury Cases?

People who are harmed by nursing home abuse may be entitled to bring traditional negligence and personal injury claims. Learn answers to questions commonly asked about these cases.

People who are harmed by nursing home abuse or elder care abuse may also be entitled to bring premises liability claims. Learn answers to questions commonly asked about these cases.

An Aging Population

The United States Census Bureau estimates that between 2012 and 2050, the population of Americans aged 65 and over will grow from 43.7 million to 83.7 million. By 2030, one of every eight people on earth will be 65 or over.

The bottom line is that more people will require nursing home and assisted living services.

Unfortunately, most of these facilities are poorly equipped to handle the patients already in their care. As more people require assistance, and profit-driven companies refuse to turn away paying customers, the problem is only going to get worse.

Nursing Home Abuse

The elderly represent one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged segments of the population. Often the large corporations that own nursing homes and assisted living centers take advantage of or harm their patients.

It is estimated that one out of every ten nursing home residents is neglected or abused. This abuse frequently stems from negligent hiring and oversight, bad policies and procedures, and sometimes intentional misconduct.

Nursing home abuse or “elder abuse” can take several forms, including:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Physical harm
  • Physical neglect that results things like bed sores, dehydration, fecal impaction, and infection
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft

If you or a loved one has suffered elder abuse, it is important that you contact a qualified personal injury attorney. Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation.

Nursing Home Neglect In Texas

Texas Human Resources Code Section 102.003 guarantees nursing home residents fundamental rights including:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • The right to be free from abuse and neglect
  • The right to complain without fear of retaliation
  • The right to have complaints promptly addressed

Other general elder law rights include the right to receive necessary care for the highest practicable well-being, and the right to an environment that promotes good quality of life.

Bringing A Nursing Home Lawsuit

The companies that own and operate nursing homes and assisted living centers spare no expense in defending against abuse cases. You need to hire a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible to preserve your legal rights.

The Morrow & Sheppard law firm wants to help you. If you or a family member have been the victim of elder abuse or nursing home abuse, please contact us now for a free, confidential consultation.

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