San Antonio Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
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You put your trust in nursing homes and healthcare professionals to take good care of your elderly and ill 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 a funeral, relocation, or additional medical expenses.
You may need an attorney that is willing to get answers and fight for you and your family. Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. 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. Our San Antonio nursing home neglect lawyers are here for you.
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.
Examples of elder abuse include:
- Involuntary isolation
- Hitting, slapping, pinching, and kicking
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual assault, sexual coercion, and sexual harassment
Signs of Abuse or Neglect
When your elderly loved ones are in need of around-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 the signs of nursing home neglect.
Common signs include:
- Extreme loss or lack of mobility
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Unexplained injuries
- Poor personal hygiene
Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence?
Nursing homes and other elder care facilities can be held responsible for negligence if the behavior meets certain criteria. Whether the cause was nefarious intent, laziness, or an accident, the nursing home can be found liable for negligence in the following circumstances, amongst others:
- Failure to maintain and upkeep the premises
- Negligent hiring
- Lack of supervision of residents
- Failure to maintain health and safety policies
- Failure to pursue medical treatment
Regulations may change from facility to facility. For instance, if the home accepts Medicare, it will be bound under specific regulations outlined in 42 CFR sec. 483.25 (h). If the facility fails to comply with the laws set forth, they can be held liable if the resident is injured due to negligence.
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients
With over 30 years of experience, our team knows how to handle nursing home neglect and abuse claims. Our San Antonio nursing home abuse attorneys work hard to help our clients and their families recover from nursing home neglect and obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
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