Medical Negligence and Mental Health Abuse

elder abuseWhen you have to make the difficult decision to place your loved one in a care facility, you are trusting that the employees have the skill, training, and experience to properly care for their patients. For most facilities, this is true. Unfortunately, some care facilities are neglectful of or abusive to their patients.

Signs of Abuse and Neglect

Whether they have been verbally abused, sexually assaulted, or neglected, your loved ones deserve to fight for the justice and compensation they deserve for their injuries. However, many abused patients will be frightened or anxious about discussing their caregivers’ hurtful treatment.

As their loved one, a nursing home abuse lawyer will tell you that it is important to be able to recognize the signs of nursing home abuse or neglect and help your loved one file a nursing home lawsuit. Some of the most common signals include:

  • Unexplained injuries or bruises
  • Bed sores or frozen joints
  • Broken bones
  • Sudden change in behavior
  • Open wounds, cuts, or welts
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Infections
  • Food and water deprivation
  • Unexplained venereal diseases or genital infections
  • Change in physical or mental behavior (depression, anxiety, withdrawal)
  • Overmedication
  • Undermedication
  • Patient prohibited from being alone with visitors
  • Changes in will or financial documents
  • Loss of possessions
  • Large withdrawals from bank accounts

If you have observed these or other signs of abuse, consult the legal advice and representation of an experienced nursing home negligence lawyer in Texas such as those at Smith Clinesmith, LLP.

We Fight for You

At Smith Clinesmith, LLP, our Texas nursing home abuse attorneys Curtis Clinesmith, and Dawn Smith have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights and compensation of personal injury victims. If you believe you or a loved one may have a nursing home lawsuit, our attorneys are here to help. We have the knowledge, experience, and skills to fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact our nursing home abuse attorneys in Texas to discuss your potential lawsuit and stand up for your rights.