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The attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP also have extensive experience representing victims of abuse in nursing homes and other care facilities. If your loved one has been abused or neglected, our experienced and compassionate Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys are here to help you fight to protect your loved one’s rights.

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If your loved one has been abused or neglected, our experienced and compassionate Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys are here to help you fight to protect your loved one’s rights. Our team will work tirelessly to make sure your loved one obtains the compensation they are entitled to for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, or other damages they have sustained.

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Any situation in which your elderly loved one is abused or neglected should be taken seriously. Knowing the signs and symptoms of abuse can go a long way toward preventing incidents like these.

Selecting a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Selecting an attorney who has the documented expertise with nursing home abuse and negligence cases is what you want representing you. Robins Cloud LLP has been able to successfully achieve verdicts and settlements for nursing home abuse cases. We know nursing home patients are vulnerable and are committed to making sure that any individual who harms one of our clients will pay the price. We are focused on our commitment to our clients and will aggressively pursue your case and do our best to make sure justice and due compensation is pursued for the pain and suffering your loved one has endured.

Have you or a loved one been injured due to Nursing Home Abuse?

Fill out the form below or call us at 866.517.9520 for a free consultation about your nursing home abuse case.

Nursing Home Abuse in Texas

The Nation’s elderly population is growing faster than any other age group, and as a result, nursing homes and care facilities are filling up, and the need for new facilities is on the rise. However, the sad reality is that as senior citizens increasingly enter nursing homes and other care facilities, many of them will not receive the care they need and deserve because they are abused or neglected by their caregivers.

Some statistics reveal that in the United States, every year there are more than two million cases of reported abuse of older and vulnerable adults. Sadly, because the majority of abuse incidents are unreported, this number is probably only a fraction of abuse or neglect that actually occurs. Much of this abuse occurs in the facilities to which we entrust the care of our loved ones, and the abuse that the residents of these facilities may endure can include neglect, exploitation, and financial extortion. With abuse and neglect comes injuries that include broken bones or lacerations, bruises, infections, illnesses, and in some cases, even death may occur. Because many of our senior citizens who are abused cannot or will not speak for themselves, our Texas Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys are here to provide these victims of abuse and neglect with a voice so that their rights are protected.

If your loved one is a resident of a nursing home or other care facility and you believe that they have been abused or neglected, the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP will fight to make sure they are adequately compensated for any injuries they’ve sustained.

If you have a loved one living in a nursing home or other care facility, you should probably learn the tell-tale signs and symptoms of neglect, abuse, and exploitation. This can be especially important if your loved one can no longer communicate with you or they refuse to inform you of any negative experiences with caregivers.

Is Your Loved One the Victim of Abuse or Neglect?

If your loved one is cringing or jumping at sudden movements or loud noises when they never did before, it’s possible that they are mentally, physically, or sexually abused. If they are suddenly anxious, or they are mumbling or rocking, these signs could also be indicative of abuse. Bruises that have no explanation, or unkempt or bloody clothing are additional signs that your loved one may be a victim of abuse or neglect. Further signs and symptoms that you should learn to look for are:

  • Bruises and cuts on wrists and ankles. If you’ve found bruises or cuts around the wrists or ankles of your loved one, it may be because they’ve been physically restrained. In most cases, nursing homes allow their residents to move about freely as long as they aren’t threatening anyone or themselves. But even if they are considered dangerous, they can’t legally be restrained without a doctor’s order.
  • Dehydration or weight loss unrelated to an illness. If your loved one is losing weight or seems like they aren’t getting enough fluids, and the weight loss or dehydration doesn’t appear to be linked to an illness, your loved one’s caregivers might be neglecting them, or they are not giving them their dietary requirements. Caregivers must give your loved one the nutrition and fluids they need, and caregivers must also make sure your loved one is eating and drinking as necessary. If your loved one is refusing to eat, then their caregiver must file a report. So, if your loved one is inexplicably losing weight or is dehydrated, and there is no report that they’re refusing food and drink, then your loved one may be a victim of abuse or neglect.
  • Financial hardships that aren’t normal. If your loved one is not paying their bills on a regular basis, or they are spending frivolously, or if they are making inexplicable withdrawals from their bank account, it’s possible that someone is exploiting them financially. Thus, it’s a good idea to monitor your loved one’s finances so that issues like these can be avoided.

Protect Your Loved One’s Rights by Calling Robins Cloud LLP Today

At Robins Cloud LLP we believe that the rights and wellbeing of the elderly and vulnerable adults amongst us must be protected, especially when they have been abused or neglected by their caregivers. If you believe your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect, don’t feel like you need to take on the nursing home or care facility by yourself. At Robins Cloud LLP, we are here to help you and your loved one, and we will always fight to protect your loved one’s rights and wellbeing. For your free consultation, contact our Texas Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at 713-650-1200 or toll free at 866-517-9520, or fill out the form provided on our website.

More Details About Nursing Home Lawsuits

A nursing home or other elderly care facility can be continuously sued based on the ongoing conduct of an employee or the continuous practice at the facility, which may lead to numerous accidents, failures and intentional acts. An example may be the home failing to keep the premises reasonably safe and free of hazards, which includes everything from preventing slip and fall accidents to preventing injuries from one resident to another. An example, the negligent hiring of an employee who ends up neglecting or intentionally abusing a patient. Also, failure to maintain proper health and safety policies as well as failure to provide sufficient medical treatment are other issues. If the nursing home or other care facility fails to comply with these regulations and a resident or patient is injured, the nursing home can be liable to be sued.

Nursing or Assistant Negligence

Nursing or nursing assistant negligence is based on the following causes which are failure to follow proper standards of care, which include failure to institute a fall protocol, failure to follow the proper procedure for a specific skill, failure to apply antithrombosis stockings, failure to use equipment in a responsible manner, failure to document and failure to communicate which can cause or contribute to failure to rescue. If you suspect your loved one or yourself is a victim of nursing negligence, contact Robins Cloud LLP today. Our nursing negligence attorneys focus in getting you the results and compensations you deserve!

Medical Issues

Injuries and other medical issues are typical for many older adults, but some accidents, however, are avoidable. Unfortunately, abuse, neglect and poor care in nursing homes are often associated with potentially life-threatening medical conditions because of abuse or neglect. If your loved one has suffered from bed injuries, medication errors, malnutrition and dehydration, falls, fractures, pressure sores, other types of injuries or even death while in a nursing home or other facility, substandard care may be to blame for their medical issue or death. To find out more about nursing home abuse, contact Robins Cloud LLP.

Intentional Injury

Nursing home abuse is also defined as intentional injury or when there is intimidation, lack of necessary care, excessive confinement or a punishment that results in a resident or patient having mental anguish, physical harm or pain. Examples of nursing home abuse include physical trauma inflicted by staff or other residents of the nursing home; psychological trauma which may include verbal abuse including threats of violence or the use of unwarranted restraints. Regardless, if suspect or know there is abuse taking place at the nursing home, call our lawyers at Robins Cloud LLP for assistance.