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We all have parents, grandparents, or loved ones who may need care in a nursing home. If your elderly or disabled family member has suffered abuse or neglect in a long-term care facility, a Frenkel & Frenkel nursing home abuse lawyer in Dallas can initiate immediate legal action to hold the negligent parties accountable for the harm they caused. 

Observing the signs of nursing home neglect or abuse

Transitioning a loved one to a retirement community can be difficult. Elderly adults often need constant medical and personal care that is impossible to offer at home. Seniors require different levels of care, from around-the-clock assistance, and are physically and emotionally frail.

These factors can make abuse or neglect challenging to identify, and those who have been abused could be threatened, frightened, or neglected. In any case, you want to consider several signs from your loved one that nursing home abuse or elderly neglect may be occurring:

  • Frequent complaints that they’re not being well taken care of
  • Unexplained mood changes
  • Behavior becomes withdrawn or emotionless
  • Hesitancy to speak openly
  • Not eating or participating in most daily activities
  • Bed sores, bruises, or other injuries
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Your loved one’s demeanor

Many signs of nursing home abuse are visible in a loved one’s mood and demeanor. Confirm that their hygiene is maintained and that the room and facility are sanitary.  When a nursing home is understaffed or has personnel who are insufficiently trained in caring for the elderly, or individuals who prey on the weak, the end result is often a medical emergency or the tragic loss of life. If you suspect nursing home abuse, contact Frenkel & Frenkel immediately to speak with us about the situation.

Legal Monitoring for Nursing Homes in Texas

In Texas, you have the legal right to install a camera or other monitoring device in a nursing home if you suspect abuse or neglect. If you choose to install a monitoring device, we suggest one with a recording or DVR function that allows you to view weeks or months in the past, as well as night vision capability. Your next step should be to call our firm to discuss the abuse your loved one has suffered.

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Victims of nursing home abuse or neglect

One aspect of a successful outcome of a nursing home abuse claim or lawsuit is a commitment on the part of the facility to enact preventive measures for the sake of future residents. The types of neglect that have the potential to prove negligence if a loved one suffered harm or died are typically due to the following:

  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Falling accidents
  • Sexual abuse
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Medication errors
  • Chart falsification
  • Lack of medical care

Why choose Frenkel & Frenkel to handle your nursing home abuse case?

With a team of dedicated attorneys with an extensive history of favorable case outcomes in personal injury, Frenkel & Frenkel is the ideal choice for a nursing home abuse case. As a firm representing victims in high-value personal injury claims and lawsuits, we have the experience and expertise to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Our proven track record of success has earned numerous accolades, including recognition as “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine for 16 consecutive years, Top Attorney by FW Magazine, and “Favorite Law Firm” by readers of Addison Magazine for ten straight years—a feat unmatched by any other business in the publication. We pride ourselves on going to court and handling significant cases in-house without referring them to other firms.

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Contact Us Today

A nursing home abuse attorney in Dallas can take immediate legal action to protect the health and safety of your loved one. These cases can have an added benefit to other senior residents who may also be victims in a nursing home. If you believe that a loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse or elderly neglect, schedule a free consultation today with one of our compassionate Dallas nursing home abuse lawyers by phone, email, or through our online contact form.

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