Our elders are placed into the care of a nursing home in order to receive proper medical care and treatment. As San Antonio’s elderly population continues to rise, so does the number of families seeking nursing home care and the incidents of elder abuse.
Many elder abuse and neglect cases go unreported simply because nobody witnesses the act. Even when the act is witnessed, fellow employees cover up for the behaviors. In severe cases, employees might strategically positioning the patient, hide injured areas of the body with bandages, or claim that the person caused the injury to themselves. In cases of neglect, the patient does not receive adequate care across the board. They might develop bed sores, become malnourished, or develop bleeding, broken skin areas from lack of moisturization.
Patients in nursing homes are often denied their rights as well. While the law states that patients have the right to refuse treatment, select their own personal physician, and avoid being tied down unnecessarily, many are denied these rights. They are subjected to the care and treatment of whomever might be on duty at the time, whether skilled or unskilled. They are isolated from their peers, friends, or fellow nursing home residents. They are required to bathe every day, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exposes their bodies to numerous strangers. In short, nursing home and elder abuse is humiliating, dehumanizing, and in many cases represents criminal behavior.
Troy A. Brookover has extensive experience in aggressively fighting for the rights of elder abuse victims and their families. He provides a level of care and compassion that makes every client feel at home, while also seeking full compensation for pain, suffering, personal injury, emotional trauma and the denial of rights according to the law. Troy can meet with you and your loved one at the nursing home, in your home or at his office to conduct a completely free consultation for your injuries.
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