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New Braunfels Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Assisting Families Throughout Texas

In a perfect world, it would be possible for all of our loved ones to live at home. However, due to medical conditions or financial means, many families need nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for their loved ones. When entrusting a family member or loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, you assume that they will receive consistent, exemplary care in keeping with strict professional codes of conduct.

The truth, however, is much different. Each year, thousands of residents are killed or injured while in the care of nursing homes or other care facilities. The guilt and emotional trauma accompanying these events can lead family members to overlook their right to seek compensation and correct poor conditions. Negligent nursing homes should be held responsible for failing to protect the health, safety, and well-being of residents. When abuse occurs at a nursing home, or when a nursing home resident suffers harm due to neglect, a family can take steps to address these issues. At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we work with families to make sure negligent facilities are held accountable for harm suffered by patients.

An Immediate, Aggressive Response to Elder Abuse

Your first priority after a loved one is injured at a nursing home should be to remove them from the facility and get them appropriate care and medical treatment. At the Texas law offices of James Bettersworth, a nursing home abuse attorney can step in on your behalf. We can cut through the red tape of nursing homes and insurance companies to ensure the ongoing safety of a loved one. We can then thoroughly investigate the incident, assess injuries, and establish the necessary link between the injury and the actions of employees, medical providers, or other responsible parties.

We help clients with the following elder abuse issues:

  • Improper training of employees
  • Failure to supervise employees and residents
  • Physical/sexual assault by employees and residents
  • Financial exploitation of residents
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Falls
  • Broken bones
  • Bed sores/pressure sores
  • Bed rail injuries
  • Medication errors

While there are cases where patients are intentionally harmed by staff members who engage in physical or sexual abuse, there are a variety of other forms of negligence that can lead to serious injuries. Failure to provide the proper supervision may result in a resident wandering away from a facility and suffering harm. Failure to address hazards or provide the proper assistance can lead to fall injuries. A lack of proper medical care can lead to serious conditions going untreated, which can drastically affect a person's health. These are only a few examples of nursing home abuse and neglect that families may need to address after learning that their loved ones have suffered injuries.

James Bettersworth understands the guilt and emotional trauma that accompanies an allegation of nursing home abuse. We work closely with family members throughout the process of investigating and filing a claim to ensure that they understand their rights, their responsibilities, and the consequences of their decisions. When trust is broken, and our most vulnerable citizens are injured, you need a Texas attorney who knows how to negotiate or litigate a timely and successful resolution.

Contact Our New Braunfels, TX Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

A Texas nursing home injury or death may be an indication of negligence. In these situations, your family deserves to understand what happened, and you can take steps to protect your loved one's best interests, hold a nursing home responsible for their injuries, and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. If a loved one has been injured under unexplained circumstances at a nursing home, please contact our New Braunfels law firm today at 830-606-0404 for a free consultation and case evaluation. All personal injury and wrongful death claims are made on contingency, so there are no fees until we recover compensation.

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