Nursing home care is a growing business. Unfortunately, most nursing care facilities are overcrowded and understaffed. Many nursing home facilities are so profit-driven that they hire unqualified, untrained staff to reduce payroll costs. Many also fail to perform proper background checks on their employees.
“It is a crime that nursing home abuse and neglect happen in today’s society. We need to hold nursing homes responsible for their negligence or abuse when it happens.” – Jeff Rasansky, founder of Rasansky Law Firm
Our firm has obtained significant judgments for clients injured by neglect or abuse in a nursing home. Of course, past results do not guarantee a similar outcome for you as each case is dependent on its own unique set of facts and circumstances.
Our past experience does mean that you can rely on the information we provide and the advice we offer. Our founding attorney, Jeff Rasansky, leads our nursing home neglect team. He has a history of winning big cases and has earned numerous honors and awards from his peers throughout Texas and the United States.
Call 1-877-234-9114 to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer about whether you have a claim.
Nursing home negligence can lead to serious injury or death. Nursing neglect and abuse can take many forms, including failure to provide food and water (leading to starvation or dehydration), failure to use proper restraint (leading to falls and broken bones), physical assault, failure to properly supervise and failure to dispense proper medication.
Rasansky Law Firm is one of the nation’s leading nursing home negligence law firm. We have extensive experience handling injury claims relating to nursing home neglect. In addition, we have the financial resources to properly prosecute claims and see them through to their conclusion.
For additional information about nursing home negligence claims, visit our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Overview page.
If you suspect nursing home abuse, then start looking for physical evidence. Examine your relative’s body and look for broken bones, cuts, scars or sores. If you see evidence of physical abuse ask the patient what happened. Remember, the patient might not admit the abuse at first. If necessary, talk to staff members of the home, the staff supervisor or the attending physician. You even have the right to see the patient’s medical chart. For signs of neglect, carefully inspect the patient’s body and note if the resident seems dirty or malnourished. Make sure the patient’s room is clean. Take note of any signs of depression or drastic changes in the resident’s typical behavior.
Read more: Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
If you have an elder loved one living in a Texas nursing home or adult care center, it is vital that you are familiar with the signs of nursing home neglect:
It is a misconception in Texas that bedsores, also known as pressure sores, are a regrettable aspect of life in a nursing home. Bedsores are preventable and manageable – and if your elderly loved one is suffering from severe bedsores in his or her adult care facility, it could be a sign of nursing home neglect.
Bedsores are far less common if nursing home residents are moved regularly, if they have clean, dry sheets, and if they are treated early when there are initial signs of bedsores. Pressure sores are more likely to occur if a nursing home resident is not cleaned regularly, if they are not fed nutritious meals, if their beds are dirty, or if their position in bed is not often changed.