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Nursing Home Neglect

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.

Contact us online or call our nursing home abuse attorneys at (210) 361-2997 today.

Defining Abuse & Neglect

Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable to acts of manipulation and abuse. Each year, there are approximately 2 million cases of nursing abuse reported across the country. Sadly, most cases go unreported because residents are threatened or manipulated by their exploitative caretakers. The only way to protect your loved one is to visit their facility and determine for yourself if you have grounds to file a claim. For this reason, it’s crucial that you understand what behaviors actively constitute “abuse” and “neglect.”

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 or traumatic injuries.
Signs of Neglect

Signs of neglect can include, but are not limited to:

  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Dirty and unsafe living conditions
  • Inadequate or spoiled food
  • Infections
  • Lacerations
  • Malnourishment
  • Medication errors
  • Mobility issues
  • Poor hygiene
  • Sepsis
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Urinary tract infections

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.

Signs of Physical Abuse

Signs of physical abuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken hearing aids or glasses
  • Improper use of restraints
  • Lack of mobility aids
  • Sexual abuse
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sprains
  • Suspicious injuries
Signs of Mental and Emotional Abuse

Signs of mental and emotional abuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Gaslighting the resident
  • Insulting the residents
  • Intimidating the resident
  • Isolating the resident
  • Manipulating the resident
  • Threatening the resident
  • Yelling at the resident
Signs of Financial Abuse

Signs of financial exploitation include, but are not limited to:

  • Empty bank accounts
  • Forged signatures
  • Identify theft
  • Questionable charges on credit cards
  • Suspicious estate plan modifications
  • Theft of assets or property
  • Unauthorized withdrawals
  • Unpaid housing or pharmacy bills

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What Should I Do If I Suspect Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?

We rely on nursing home facilities to provide our elderly loved ones with dependable health and personal care services. Most residents live at these facilities permanently because they have ongoing physical or cognitive conditions that necessitate full-time care and supervision. No one wants to believe that they are leaving their loved ones in the hands of calculating and unscrupulous caretakers. The only way that you guarantee your family member’s safety is to visit them often and learn more about the facility.

Protecting Your Loved Ones From Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

You need to trust your gut instincts when it comes to your family members. If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused, your first action is to remove them from the facility as quickly as possible. If you’re still uncertain, you can always visit your relative and takes notes about their fluctuating physical and emotional condition.

You can help protect your loved one by:

  • Visiting frequently and at different times of the day so that staff members can’t prepare for your arrival in advance
  • Keeping a running record of any issues or problems you notice
  • Meeting with the administrators and staff members caring for your relative
  • Talking to other residents and their family members
  • Sharing a meal with the residents to verify the food quality
  • Paying attention to resident/staff member interactions
  • Reading and reviewing any contracts carefully—if you can, work with an attorney to remove a forced arbitration clause
  • Comparing facilities to make quality determinations
  • Working with a qualified lawyer to learn more about your relative’s legal rights
  • Filing a complaint with the appropriate state agency
  • Pursuing a civil lawsuit

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.

Rely on Experienced & Trial-Tested Legal Representation

If you need to take legal action, call the San Antonio nursing home neglect attorneys at Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. today. Our experienced litigators have been protecting the rights of nursing home residents for over 30 years.

Our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of the protocols and regulations associated with neglect and abuse claims. By investigating your case and consulting with experts, we can develop a litigation strategy that reflects your legal and financial objectives. With our help, you can recover compensation that facilitates your relative’s recovery.

We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

With extensive experience in these types of cases, 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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