Morrow & Sheppard are privileged to represent injured persons and families affected by nursing home abuse.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
Texas Human Resources Code Section 102.003 guarantees nursing home residents fundamental rights including:
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.
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.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.