Houston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Morrow & Sheppard LLP is privileged to represent injured persons and families affected by nursing home abuse in Texas. Speak with a caring Houston nursing home abuse lawyer at our firm to learn more about your legal options if a loved one has suffered harm at the hands of a caregiver.

When nursing homes and other assisted living establishments fail to properly vet employees or provide inadequate supervision, they can and should be held liable for these incidents so discuss your legal rights with an attorney before they are jeopardized.

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 Houston nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible.

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.

Morrow & Sheppard LLP | Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Houston

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 Houston personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible to preserve your legal rights.

The experienced legal team at Morrow & Sheppard LLP 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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