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Nursing Home Abuse: An Overview

Texas Panhandle, Amarillo, and Surrounding Pampa Area Injury Attorneys

When the condition of a loved one demands more time and specialized attention than a family member can give, usually the most responsible solution seems to be a nursing home. Most families agonize over which facility is going to provide the best care. After checking references a decision is made and everyone breathes a sigh of relief and looks forward to their loved one being safe and well cared for. Finding out that your beloved elderly relative is being neglected or worse -- being abused -- is a painful and shocking experience. Yet this is the case for many families in the Texas Panhandle area.

When you observe signs that your loved one is not being properly cared for at their nursing home, retain the immediate representation of a skilled attorney who will take effective action.

Pursuing Justice

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have obligations to fulfill. Most make every effort to provide the care and attention each resident requires but even they can face obstacles such as shortage of qualified responsible prospective staff to hire. Shortcuts taken in screening procedures and training of new staff can allow irresponsible and even predatory individuals to be placed in charge of defenseless patients. A lack of supervision can allow financial abuse and even sexual abuse to happen. When the owners and management of the facilities care more for their profits than for the wellbeing of their resident's medical malpractice and neglect can become very prevalent. An experienced nursing home negligence lawyer at our firm can through investigation uncover the types of neglect and nursing home abuse which exist and take action to protect the rights of your loved one.

Signs of Abuse

Family members must be aware of signs of neglect when visiting. These can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • General unsanitary conditions
  • Soiled clothing and linens
  • Sudden changes in communication level, withdrawn, fearful
  • Bruises, broken bones, and other injuries
  • Disappearance of personal possessions or money
  • Medication errors

If you suspect your loved one is being victimized or neglected in any way speak to a seasoned Texas Panhandle, Amarillo, and Pampa personal injury lawyer at our firm.

Contact Buzzard Law for Assistance

Learning that your loved one has been the victim of abuse or negligence at the hands of their caregivers is overwhelming and heartbreaking, but it is important to know that you have options to pursue justice. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing clients with the caring and knowledgeable representation needed to hold the responsible parties accountable for their harmful actions, and we would be proud to assist your family during this difficult time.

If you have reason to believe your elderly relative is being abused or neglected, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We can thoroughly investigate your suspicions to determine liability and build a detailed case against the care facility. We will fiercely protect your loved one's rights and provide them with a relentless and powerful legal voice to fight for the fair compensation they deserve. To learn how our experienced injury attorneys can help you fight for justice on behalf of your relative, contact our offices to discuss your available options. Call Buzzard Law Firm, PC at (806) 665-7282.

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208 N. Russell
Pampa, Texas 79065
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