Dallas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When a loved one has suffered at the hands of those who should take care of them, they may need help filing a nursing home abuse claim. Seek a Dallas lawyer’s help to get your loved one the safety and recovery they deserve.
When we place a loved one in a nursing home, it’s because we expect that they’ll receive the attention and care we can’t provide them. Acting as a caretaker is difficult, but we expect the nurses and assistants to take care of our loved ones on our behalf.
Unfortunately, they’re not always so kind. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in their nursing home, you can contact Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP for help. A Dallas nursing home abuse lawyer may be needed to protect your loved one and help them recover.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
If you’re concerned about your loved one being abused, it’s important to understand the types and signs of nursing home abuse. If you suspect that any of the following types of abuse are happening, your loved one may be entitled to compensation:
- Physical Abuse – While minor injuries can happen even with the best care, you might have found that your loved one suffered serious injuries while in the nursing home, such as burns, broken bones, back injuries, and more. Unfortunately, some nursing home employees have been found kicking, hitting, slapping, or otherwise harming nursing home residents.
- Sexual Abuse – Sadly, you might have found that your loved one has been showing signs of sexual abuse, which may include being withdrawn, displaying signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or suffering from a sexually transmitted infection (STI). You’ll need to seek compensation if a nursing home employee is abusing their power over their resident.
- Financial Abuse – In some cases, your loved one’s finances might be suspect. There may be large withdrawals that shouldn’t be there, for example, which may mean that an employee is taking advantage of your loved one.
- Emotional Abuse – Not all types of abuse are physical. Instead, your loved one might be suffering mentally because of an employee’s actions or treatment of your loved one. They may be unresponsive or withdrawn because of the abuse. This abuse may include yelling, humiliating, and terrorizing the resident.
- Neglect – In cases of neglect, while your loved one is being abused, it may not be a matter of a nurse or assistant doing anything—instead, the problem is what they’re not doing. You might notice that your loved one’s clothes are dirty, for example, or they’re not being fed regularly.
Compensation for Texas Abuse Victims
Fortunately, your loved one should receive compensation for the suffering they’ve been put through at the hands of the nursing home. They may be eligible to receive both economic and non-economic damages for their losses.
First, all financial losses they’ve suffered should be compensated. For example, they may need medical care for their injuries, and any funds taken by the nursing home staff should be returned to them. These damages can typically be added up from their bills and losses.
The mental and emotional trauma they’ve suffered is more difficult to put a price tag on. You may need a lawyer to provide the specific tools you’ll need to find these damages, which are intangible, making them more difficult to deal with. These damages should include any non-financial suffering they’ve experienced, like pain, emotional trauma, and any loss of enjoyment of life.
How a Lawyer Can Help
When your loved one is stuck in such a dangerous situation, it may leave you unsure how to respond. Maybe you don’t know for sure that they’re harming your loved one, and if they are, you’re not sure how to get them out of that situation.
Fortunately, a Dallas attorney can help. We’ll review your suspicions about the nursing home, and if it seems that your loved one is being abuse, we’ll act to stop them. This usually entails getting your loved one out of the nursing home and getting them to a safer place, where they’ll get the care they need.
If the facility is engaging in or sheltering nursing home abuse, contacting law enforcement officers is also important. Other elderly residents may be suffering from abuse because of the staff or even fellow residents, and they may need help, too. We can help you notify the police so they can begin their investigation.
Get a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer on Your Side
When a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, they may need help recovering from their mistreatment. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming and confusing to fight back on your own. As such, you’ll need to fight back with the help of a lawyer from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP.
If you’re struggling with your abuse claim, seek out a Dallas nursing home abuse lawyer and take advantage of our free consults. We can discuss your loved one’s signs and how we can help. When you’re ready to get the help your loved one needs, reach out by calling 214-522-9404 or by completing the online form below.