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Nursing Home Abuse

Many seniors and their families face the emotional and difficult decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility. It isn’t easy for someone to give up their autonomy and independence and accept the reality that they need help caring for themselves. It can be even harder to put trust in total strangers to provide such care and ensure the health and well-being of a vulnerable senior.  

Tragically and all too frequently, however, nursing homes and their staff betray that trust, inflicting pain, injuries, and indignity through abuse, negligence, neglect, or indifference. In addition to the senior experiencing pain and suffering, their families may also be beset with guilt, worry, and anger.

At The Brothers Law Firm, we understand the devastation that comes with discovering that an older loved one was abused or neglected by the very people entrusted with their care. We are fiercely protective of the rights and health of Texas seniors and tenaciously pursue compensation and justice for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We work with families to ensure that their loved ones receive the respect, dignity, and care that they deserve.

Nursing Home Abuse is an Epidemic

If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you are not alone. In 2015 alone, Texas investigators uncovered 454 violations in nursing homes that had the potential to place nursing home residents in immediate danger and another 312 incidents that actually put residents in harm’s way. Nationally, the statistics are even more startling.

A 2017 congressional report revealed the troubling depth and scope of nursing home abuse and negligence in the United States. Investigators discovered that:

  • 30% of American nursing homes had reports and complaints of elder abuse
  • Over a two-year period, there were almost 9,000 incidents of abuse at over 5,200 facilities
  • Of those incidents of abuse, 1,601 of the events were so severe that they put the residents at immediate risk of severe injury or death.

Earlier studies found that 44% of surveyed nursing home residents said they were abused, and 95% said they had been neglected or seen another resident mistreated.

It Can Be Hard to Recognize Nursing Home Problems Until It’s Too Late

Even when families devote a lot of time and effort to researching and evaluating nursing homes or facilities before deciding which one appears best suited for their loved one’s care, families may be unaware of many of the common problems that often result in grievous harm to the facility’s residents, including:

  • Poor staffing
  • Understaffing
  • Inadequate facility maintenance and unsanitary conditions
  • Insufficient staff training and education
  • Failure to thoroughly screen candidates for required medical knowledge and personal temperament.

Nursing Home Injuries Caused By Abuse and Neglect

At The Brothers Law Firm, we represent seniors and their families in cases involving every kind of injury and harm caused by nursing home abuse and neglect, including:

  • Medication errors
  • Wrongful death
  • Bedsores
  • Physical abuse
  • Financial misconduct and theft
  • Malnutrition
  • Assault
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual abuse
  • Falls and drops
  • Dehydration
  • Inadequate care for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Justice for Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

At The Brothers Law Firm, we are committed to pursuing justice and respect for seniors and their families. When you meet with us, we will patiently listen to your story and answer all of your questions. We will thoroughly evaluate your claim and analyze medical records, facts, and all other available evidence. With compassion and an unwavering commitment to making things right, we will fight for you every step of the way.

To arrange for your free initial consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer to discuss your nursing home abuse and neglect questions and concerns, please contact The Brothers Law Firm at 281-491-3635.

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5100 Westheimer Rd., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 281-491-3635 - Fax: 832-532-1228

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