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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers in Victoria

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Nursing Home Abuse There are many good nursing homes with professional, caring staff members. Unfortunately, not all are diligent in providing proper care to their elderly residents. In fact, according to a study by the National Research Council between one and two million Americans age 65 and older have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care.

Sadly, many of those cases of abuse and neglect took place in nursing homes, where elderly or infirm residents rely on others for care and protection.

  • Physical neglect: Disregard for the necessities of daily living
  • Medical neglect: Lack of care for existing medical problems
  • Financial or material exploitation: The illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property or assets

If your loved one has been physically, medically, psychologically, or financially abused, neglected, or exploited, contact the Victoria nursing home abuse attorneys of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C. today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Our attorneys have many years of experience helping nursing home residents and/or their family members obtain financial compensation for instances of abuse, neglect and wrongful death.

In Texas, financial recovery for claims of nursing home abuse or negligence is generally limited to $250,000, even if the abuse or neglect resulted in a nursing home resident’s death.

Making Nursing Homes Safer for Everyone

No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, filing a nursing home abuse case can help prevent other vulnerable adults from enduring the same type of tragedy others have suffered by encouraging nursing home owners to comply with safety regulations and follow standards of care. Holding people and companies responsible for their negligence can help save lives and prevent injuries by making nursing homes safer for all residents.

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nursing home abuse and neglect cases may involve:

  • Failure to prevent dehydration, malnutrition, and bed sores
  • Failure to assist in personal hygiene, or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter
  • Failure to protect from health and safety hazards
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Unreasonable physical restraint
  • Giving too much medication or not giving needed medication
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Open wounds, cuts, bruises, welts, or broken bones

Laws protect nursing home residents if abuse is reported. Yet, only one in five cases is reported. If you know of abuse, or have reason to believe a nursing home resident has been abused, contact a nursing home abuse attorney at Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C. today.

Located in Victoria and Corpus Christi, Texas, Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C., represents clients in Cuero, Goliad, Point Comfort, El Campo, Edna, Beeville, Three Rivers, Hallettsville, Houston, and many other locations in the Crossroads area and across Texas.

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    In 1954, Emmett Cole, Jr., returned to the crossroads area to found our practice after working a year at a Houston law firm.

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