Plano Nursing Home Abuse
Do you have a loved one who has been abused in a nursing home?
Making the decision to have a loved one go to a nursing home or assisted living facility is not an easy one to make. We trust that our family members will receive care that is professional, caring and protects the health of our loved ones. We expect them to be protected from harm in these residences. Sadly, in many instances this is not the case. There may be acts of negligence, deliberate harm, even wrongful death by the caregivers at these facilities.
Some of the factors that contribute to this abuse are: hiring employees with a history of violence, insufficient staff, poorly trained staff, and residents being kept in isolation from others at the home. Residents themselves may not report incidents of abuse, neglect or violence, as they may be afraid of being mistreated once again. They may also feel embarrassed and ashamed of the abuse, and so remain silent. The Plano personal injury lawyers of Zinda Law Group PLLC have a history of helping many nursing home residents fight back at the abuses they have suffered. We are committed to obtaining justice for the valuable members of our community who do not have the voice to fight for themselves.
Violations in Nursing Homes
According to a recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services, in a one year period over 90% of nursing homes were cited for federal health and safety violations. This is an alarming figure, and paints a poor picture about the quality of care these homes provide. Some of these violations include:
- Less than adequate quality of care
- Poor housekeeping
- Poor food sanitation
- Failure to adequately prevent accidents
- Not meeting professional standards
- Inadequate infection control
- Residents with pressure sores
- Sexual abuse
- Healthcare fraud
- Financial manipulation
Each and every one of our loved ones or family members has the legal right to be protected from abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. Our legal team is fully committed to seeing that these rights are upheld.