Nursing Home Abuse

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The Pellerin Law Firm represents clients in a range of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect cases.

Shane Pellerin Law Firm represents clients in the Houston, Texas area in a range of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect cases. Our focus is to protect the rights of our clients as we handle cases involving abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the Houston area.

As more of our parents enter into nursing homes, reports of neglect and abuse are increasing. Many of our parents are unable to care for themselves due to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and this makes them targets for a variety of types of nursing home neglect and abuse.

Here are some warning signs to watch out that may show signs that your loved one is being abused or neglected.

Signs of Physical Abuse

  • Frequent injuries such as burns, black eyes, or bruises
  • Passive behavior
  • Complaints of pain without any obvious signs of injury

Signs of Neglect

  • Unexplained weight loss and dehydration
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Frequent hunger
  • Being left unattended for long periods of time

Nursing home falls are a common result from nursing home abuse and neglect. Falls are serious and can lead to long-term injuries or even death.

Here are some common causes of falls in nursing homes.

Causes of Nursing Home Falls

  • Restroom visits without the help of staff
  • Frequently being left alone
  • Slippery floors and poor lighting

Nursing home abuse and neglect can also lead to painful and dangerous bed sores and gangrene.

Bed sores are not only painful, but they can lead to incredibly dangerous infections. Open wounds can also allow bacteria into the bloodstream, which can result in Sepsis. Cycles of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities can lead to serious injuries, long-term problems and even death. Bed sores, fractures, errors in medication and more are common results from nursing home abuse.

Medication Errors

Errors in medication can be very serious, even fatal. We can help you obtain the results you need for nursing home negligence and medication errors in Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are many different types of medication errors cases throughout Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Types of Medication Errors

  • Being given the incorrect medication
  • Being given the wrong dosage of medication
  • Staff failing to give residents prescribed medication
  • Overmedication
  • Failure to recognize complications as a result of medication

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medication errors, we will examine the medical records closely in your case and work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Pellerin Law Firm today to discuss your case. We’ll offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your situation. It’s our goal to bring you and your loved one justice.