Nursing Home Abuse in Texas
Vigorous Personal Injury Attorney in Odessa
When old age brings about the need for round-the-clock care, the elderly
commonly move into nursing homes or assisted living centers. While we
should be able to expect the best treatment for our elders in nursing
homes, nearly 10% of seniors will become victims of some sort of nursing
home abuse, resulting in thousands of cases of neglect each year. At Herring
Law Firm, we are prepared to fight for the rights of the elderly and do
our part to make sure the people responsible for these acts are held accountable.
If you or a loved one have been abused in a nursing home or convalescent
hospital, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Head Attorney Mason
Herring can handle your case with compassion and skillful determination
aimed at recovering the largest settlement possible.
What to Look Out For: Common Forms of Elder Abuse
As nursing home staff have a variety of responsibilities to care for our
elders, there are just as many ways that seniors can be victims of abuse
or neglect. Abuse can take a number of different forms, such as physical,
emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. Since some methods of abuse fail
to leave clear or noticeable evidence, it can be difficult to prove their
occurrence after the fact. Oftentimes, it is up to the elder’s family
to spot the warning signs and take action.
Here are a few examples of common forms of abuse:
- Coercing seniors into revealing personal financial information
- Using an elder as a scapegoat
- Forceful intimidation to cause emotional distress
- Inappropriate use of restraints, leaving bruises/scratches
- Manipulating the elderly into forced sexual contact
- Neglect that causes malnutrition
In some cases of nursing home abuse, neglectful care has been traced to the
wrongful death of the senior. If you have reason to believe that your loved one‘s
passing was caused by the misdoings of nursing home staff, be sure to
contact our legal team immediately.
Protecting the Rights of the Elderly, One Case at a Time
Nursing home abuse must be stopped, and Herring Law Firm is committed to
making sure that those responsible are brought to justice for their crimes.
With an individualized and caring approach to your case, our Odessa
personal injury attorneys are ready to help you seek to recover damages for your suffering
and emotional trauma. Our clients’ well-being and fair treatment
is our top priority, and we are prepared to tenaciously defend your rights
in a court of law.