McAllen Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in McAllen, TX

There may come a point in your loved one’s life when they require round-the-clock care that you cannot provide. In these cases, a nursing home might be the best option. It’s entirely reasonable to expect that your loved one will get high-quality care and be treated with kindness and dignity. Still, unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are startlingly common.

Seeing a loved one treated improperly or abused in McAllen or the Rio Grande Valley is devastating, but our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you pursue justice and obtain the compensation you need to repair the damage.

The Patino Law Firm: Your McAllen Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

At the Patino Law Firm, we’re proud to serve nursing home abuse survivors in McAllen and the surrounding areas. Our team of skilled attorneys litigates abuse cases on behalf of our clients.

Reach out to us today to find out more about your rights and options. We empower and educate our clients throughout the legal process to help them make the best choices for their well-being. Plus, you don’t pay us anything unless we win or settle your case.

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Are There Specific Laws Regarding Nursing Home Abuse?

In the Lone Star State, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services oversees nursing home regulations. These laws dictate how nursing homes must operate to ensure high standards of care.

According to Sec. 242.001 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, elder care facility residents must receive quality care. That means that a facility cannot withhold the services required to maintain residents’ physical, mental, and emotional health.

In addition to these regulations, The Nursing Home Reform Act details the rights of nursing home residents all across the U.S. These include the right to be free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect; to have their privacy respected and their medical, physical, social, and psychological needs accommodated; to exercise self-determination and communicate freely — including voicing grievances without reprisal; to participate in their care plan, and to be treated with dignity.

In addition to these rights, The Nursing Home Reform Act dictates how nursing facilities should operate. Nursing homes must meet staffing needs to offer appropriate care and develop comprehensive care plans for residents. They must also ensure nutrition needs are met, give residents proper vision and hearing care, and prevent residents from developing bedsores.

What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

When you think of nursing home abuse, your mind might immediately jump to bumps and bruises. While unexplained injuries can be a sign of nursing home abuse, many more aren’t immediately visible.

Some of these include:

  • Sudden mood changes
  • Reports of incontinence (when it was not previously a concern)
  • Bedsores
  • Passiveness or emotionlessness
  • Refusal to eat or malnutrition
  • Lack of interest in activities or hobbies
  • Missing personal items.

Tragically, many victims of nursing home abuse do not feel comfortable coming forward and confiding in their loved ones, whether through embarrassment or fear of being reprimanded or not believed. If you’re concerned that someone you know is being mistreated, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a nursing home abuse attorney. A successful claim could result in a substantial payout that helps your loved one get the level of care they deserve and supports them during their recovery. Crucially, uncovering nursing home abuse allows you to stop so-called “caregivers” from continuing to mistreat vulnerable residents.

When these basic needs aren’t met, a nursing facility may be liable for abuse or neglect.

Answering Your Common Questions About Nursing Home Abuse

Have You Seen or Suffered Nursing Home Abuse? Call the McAllen Nursing Home Attorneys at the Patino Law Firm

At the Patino Law Firm, we’re committed to helping our clients pursue justice. Our team of qualified, compassionate nursing home abuse lawyers can help your loved one after the stress and trauma that abuse brings. Contact your McAllen Law Ninja today by calling 855-LAW-NINJA and connect with a qualified legal professional who can answer your questions and assess your case.

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