Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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The thought of a loved one suffering abuse or neglect is horrifying. Nursing home abuse where elderly residents are vulnerable and rely on staff for everything is especially disturbing. Your parents and elderly relatives have reached the stage in their lives where you must return the love and protection you were given. Nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse stops you from giving them the quality of life they deserve.

If you worry about someone close to you being abused, contact an experienced San Marcos nursing home abuse attorney from The Kyle Law Firm.

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse in nursing homes and nursing home neglect often goes unreported because victims feel that they should deal with the abuse by themselves. They might fear retribution from staff or they have a mental or physical health problem preventing them from telling anyone what is happening to them. Nursing home abuse is physical, sexual, financial or mental.

Some signs of nursing home abuse to look out for include:

  • Broken bones, bruises, wounds or other injuries
  • Unexplained hair or weight loss
  • Bruises around genital areas
  • Vaginal or anal bleeding
  • Torn and soiled clothing or bedding
  • Not being allowed immediate access to the person you are visiting when you arrive at the nursing home
  • Changes in behavior
  • Withdrawal
  • Unusual financial activity

Nursing home neglect refers to staff withholding food, water or medication from residents, or not maintaining personal and environmental hygiene standards. A victim of neglect is often malnourished, dehydrated or suffering from an untreated illness.

What Our Team Can Do to Help

If you suspect your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, report it to management. If you feel that the situation will get worse if you do this, or they ignored earlier complaints, contact a personal injury lawyer from The Kyle Law Firm.

We can give you advice on the best way to protect those you love. In 2007, statistics showed that nursing homes housed 1.4 million Americans. The exact number of cases of nursing home abuse is unknown because this type of abuse is grossly under reported. Your loved ones deserve dignity and respect. If you suspect abuse or neglect, contact The Kyle Law Firm for experienced, professional help.

You can reach our team by calling (830) 730-4215.