Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse Attorneys in San Antonio

You put your trust in nursing homes and healthcare professionals to take good care of your elderly and infirm loved ones. When your loved one suffers neglect, abuse or personal injury, you may find yourself dealing with undeserved guilt on top of the stress of funeral, relocation or additional medical expenses. You may need an attorney that is willing to get answers and fight for you and your family.

The Maloney Law Group is a name that San Antonio families trust. We understand that these events can rattle and shake families. It’s our mission to be the tireless advocate your family deserves during this challenging time.

What is Nursing Home Neglect?

Nursing home neglect can come in many forms. Negligence may be any of the following:

Neglect of Basic Needs - This kind of neglect may happen when the facility doesn’t provide adequate hydration or nutrition, fails to address hygiene and incontinence, and fails to provide a safe environment to the resident.

Medical Neglect - Medical neglect can be the result of failure to address urgent medical needs and treatment for emergent conditions, such as diabetes, bed sores, infections, urinary tract infection(s), sepsis, traumatic injuries, mobility issues, and lacerations.

What is Elder Abuse?

According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), 4-6% of the elderly have suffered some form of elderly abuse. According to the NCPEA, “Abuse includes involuntary isolation, intimidation, humiliation, harassment, threats of punishment, deprivation, hitting, slapping, pinching, kicking, any type of corporal punishment, sexual assault, sexual coercion, sexual harassment, verbal abuse, or any oral, written, or gestured language that includes disparaging or derogatory terms, regardless of the person's ability to hear or comprehend.”

Signs of Abuse or Neglect

When your elderly loved ones are in need of round the clock care, it is impossible for you to witness every interaction they have with nursing home staff, that is why it is essential to be aware of some of the signs of nursing home neglect.

Here are five common signs:
  • Extreme loss or lack of mobility
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Poor personal hygiene

Trust Maloney Law Group as Your San Antonio Nursing Home Injuries Lawyers

With over 45 years of combined law experience, the team at Maloney Law Group is experienced in handling nursing home neglect and abuse claims. We work hard to help our clients and their families recover from nursing home neglect. We handle nursing home injuries, medical malpractice, personal injury, 18-wheeler, fatal injuries, auto accidents and more. Schedule your free consultation today!

Additional Sources: Prevent Elder Abuse Texas Attorney General