Has a loved one been abused or neglected by a nursing home facility in Houston or the Greater Houston area?
Our society relies on nursing homes to provide a safe and caring environment for loved ones who are no longer able to live independently at home. Unfortunately, some facilities fail to live up to the promises in their glossy brochures. Sometimes those facilities are downright negligent!
No matter how your loved one was injured, we offer a FREE initial consultation to discuss your case.
Understaffing and Nursing Home Injuries
Most injuries in nursing homes can be traced to issues such as understaffing, inadequate training or inadequate screening of employees. The following are examples of nursing home injuries that should never happen in a facility that is adequately staffed:
- Bed sores from failure to reposition an immobile patient
- Medication errors, including over-medication, under-medication and giving residents the wrong medication
- Falls due to failure to assist residents
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Elopement (allowing resident to wander away from the facility)
- Physical or sexual abuse
- General Negligence
- Rodent bites
- Broken bones or fractures that are unexplainable
These injuries can be avoided when nursing homes are committed to proper staffing to protect the well-being of their residents. We can help you create accountability and help you protect your senior loved one from further harm. Nursing homes must keep accurate records, and the records must meet federal guidelines. If you or a loved one needs legal advice on this topic, please feel free to call.
Gregg S. Harrison, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Greater Houston/Northwest Houston Nursing Home Abuse/Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer
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