Essential Tips for Filing a Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Claim

If you or a loved one have been abused or neglected by the staff of a nursing home, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You can file a nursing home lawsuit by following the steps listed below:

  • Document the Abuse/Neglect
  • Hire a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
  • File a Notice of Claim
  • File Your Lawsuit
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Nursing Home Abuse is Heartbreaking and Must Be Stopped

If you have concerns about neglect or abuse or believe that injuries or death may involve improper care, seek assistance from a nursing home neglect attorney in San Antonio who is experienced in handling nursing home injury and death cases. 

Based in San Antonio, the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham represents nursing home residents and families of residents throughout Texas. We have successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect. Mistreatment in elder care facilities is simply unacceptable and on the rise, and we will do everything possible to hold accountable those who harm the elderly. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help and get started.

How Prevalent is Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect?

In 2013, the National Center on Elder Abuse released statistics highlighting the problem of elder abuse in the U.S. According to the study, nearly 6 million people over 60 were abused by family members or caregivers. The forms of abuse include neglect, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse. While the scope and severity vary greatly, no abuse is acceptable.

The numbers with respect to nursing homes are particularly troubling. The study shows that 91 percent of nursing homes lack adequate staff to care for all their patients properly. That lack of staff is a primary driver in the epidemic of neglect that we see today as overworked; undertrained staff intentionally and unintentionally perpetuate various types of abuse towards the residents in their charge.

Further, 36 percent of the nation’s nursing homes have been found in violation of elder abuse laws. If all incidents were reported, that number would likely be even higher.

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What To Do If You Suspect Evidence of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?

Many nursing home cases begin when a relative visits a resident and notices something strange either in their physical environment or their behavior. There could be something wrong physically, like bruises. Or, the resident’s behavior could be different, either too withdrawn or much more emotional than usual. In most situations, residents themselves are either unable to report the abuse or are too afraid to do so.

Therefore, if you see anything you think is suspicious, trust your instincts and seek help. Over the years, our San Antonio nursing home negligence law firm has handled legal claims involving a range of common nursing home abuse issues, such as:

  • Nursing home neglect (the most common type of abuse, which includes failure to provide food and water, not ensuring proper hygiene, and a host of other failures in basic care)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Bed sores
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Falls
  • Choking to death
  • Improper use of restraints
  • Medication problems
  • Lack of response to a resident’s calls for help

There are no excuses for abuse or neglect – especially in the hands of those who are paid to care for your loved one. If you suspect some type of nursing home abuse or neglect is occurring, you need to contact the Law Offices of Glenn W Cunningham immediately to discuss your options.

Sometimes, nursing home abuse and neglect are obvious and easy to prove. In others, it is much more difficult. Whatever scenario you are in, we know how to win your San Antonio nursing home abuse and neglect case. A winning nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit can not only get you financial compensation to cover the injuries and impact the abuse has had on your loved one, but it will also serve to hold the individuals and facilities accountable for their actions and work to put an end to this illegal behavior on a larger scale. 

Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorney in San Antonio

If a family member has been neglected, abused, exploited, or otherwise injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important to contact a nursing home abuse attorney in San Antonio immediately.

You can contact us online or call our office to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in San Antonio and get your questions answered. We are here to get you the financial compensation you deserve and get your loved one out of the dangerous living scenario they are currently in.

Please remember that there are time limits within which you must file your lawsuit. It only takes one call.

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