Having worked on nursing home abuse cases in Texas for as long as we have, we’ve seen just about everything come through our door. Below are the 5 most common types of elder abuse cases that we handle at Powers Taylor.
- Bedsores – Unfortunately, bedsores are a common problem we see with nursing home cases. If you or a loved one has suffered from a painful bedsore you got while staying in a Texas nursing home, call us today. No person should ever suffer from bedsores while under medical care. Learn more about bedsores in nursing homes.
- Falls – If your loved one is injured after falling in a Texas nursing home, you may have a case. Nursing homes have a duty to keep patients from falling, especially if they are a fall risk. Residents can slip in unsafe premises, try and get out of bed on their own, or be dropped by staff while trying to move. Injuries from falls include broken bones that need surgical repair, brain bleeds, and even death. Learn more about falls in nursing homes.
- Infections – Whether an infection comes from a severe bedsore, an untreated UTI, or another source, they can be deadly. Untreated or improperly treated infections can lead to sepsis, which is life-threatening. Nursing home staff should be trained to notice signs of infection. They should also be checking on patients enough to notice a possible infection early. If your loved one has been to the hospital for a severe infection from a nursing home, you may have a case. Learn more about infection cases.
- Assault – As horrific as they are, physical and sexual assaults happen to nursing home residents. Whether by a staff member, another resident, or a stranger – no assault is acceptable. If you or a loved one has been assaulted while in a nursing home, you may have a case. Learn more about nursing home assault cases.
- Malnutrition & Dehydration – Nursing home staff has a duty to make sure residents are properly hydrated and getting adequate nutrition. Some residents need help eating or drinking or can only eat certain types of food. If the nursing home doesn’t monitor the residents, it can lead to severe dehydration or malnutrition and even death. Learn more about the signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
Each and every Texas nursing home abuse case is different, but one thing remains the same – we trust nursing homes to treat our loved ones properly. If you or a loved one has suffered from the above at a Texas nursing home, call Powers Taylor today. Our team is standing by waiting to help you.