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Nursing Home Abuse

After carefully vetting nursing homes, memory care facilities, and assisted living communities for your loved one, the last thing you want to find out is that they’ve been abused by their caretakers. It is easy to think that it won’t happen to your loved one during their stay. No one expects their loved one to become a victim at a licensed and accredited nursing home.

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is much more common than you’d expect. Each year, more than 2 million seniors are victims of nursing home abuse in the United States. The true number of cases is likely much higher, as many nursing home abusers are never caught and brought to justice.

Nursing home abuse can have a devastating impact on its victims and their families.  Abuse can take many forms from physical abuse to financial theft or neglect. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, it’s important to seek the appropriate next steps for possible legal recourse. Your voice can also help to protect other seniors in the community by removing abusers from the system.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, from verbal aggression to theft.  Here are the most common types of nursing home abuse cases we try:

  • Caregiver neglect

  • Emotional abuse

  • Physical abuse

  • Financial exploitation

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s a good idea to become familiar with the signs of nursing home abuse to be able to spot it. Here are some suspicious signs of nursing home abuse to look out for:

  • Unexplained STDs or STIs

  • Poor medication management

  • Dirty clothes, bed, and room

  • Dehydration

  • Malnourishment

  • Bruises

  • Blood on clothes

  • Unexpected financial hardship or discrepancies

  • Missing financial documents or mail

  • Depression

About Roberts Markland, LLP

Roberts Markland, LLP has earned a reputation among the best nursing home abuse attorneys in Houston. We have successfully won over a hundred million dollars for our clients to help them in their time of need.  With over 30 years of successful trial experience, we have battled big insurance, healthcare, and other companies on behalf of our clients and their families. Our skilled attorneys will review your case to see what legal recourse may be in order to protect you and the interests of your loved ones.

Proceeding with a nursing home abuse case requires compassion, understanding, and experience. making sure those responsible are fulfilling their commitment to those in their care.  Contact Roberts Markland LLP to discuss your nursing home abuse case today by calling (713) 630-0900 or stopping by the office at 2555 N MacGregor Way, Houston, TX 77004.