Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Protecting the Elderly Nationwide Since 1992

Protecting the elderly is something our firm does and does well. Clinesmith Law Firm cares about our older generation and fights to make sure they are well-taken care of. We work hard to protect the elderly from nursing home abuse, neglect, and more.

If you suspect someone you care about is suffering abuse while in their nursing home, contact us. We can explain the law to you and investigate the matter. Our personal attention to your individual case will help you determine if there is a legal case and how it should be handled.

It may be hard to see the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse on your loved ones, but do not just dismiss a gut feeling before speaking with one of our nursing home neglect lawyers in Dallas. Many symptoms can overlap with the symptoms of aging, but that doesn’t mean they are not there.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

If your elderly loved one is living in a nursing home, it is important that you keep a watchful eye on their behavior and physical condition. Often, elderly persons who have suffered abuse and neglect show the following signs:

  • Frequent complaints stating they are not receiving the appropriate care
  • Frequent and unexplainable mood changes
  • Bruises and swells that cannot be explained
  • Withdrawing, passive, or emotionless behavior
  • Dehydration
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Unexplainable lesions
  • Bed sores

Additionally, it is crucial to pay close attention to their personal hygiene, especially if they are unable to completely care for themselves.

One of the most common errors we see people make is failing to listen and believe their elderly loved ones. Complaints should always be taken seriously. Additionally, when visiting your loved one, be sure to assess their condition and look closely for welts, bruises, bedsores, and wounds.

Nursing Home Resident Rights

You may be asking yourself, "what are my loved one's rights as a nursing home resident?" According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, nursing home residents are afforded certain protections under federal and state laws. These rights can include, but are not limited to:

  • Freedom from discrimination
  • Freedom from verbal and physical abuse
  • Freedom to make complaints
  • Freedom to notify your family or legal representative

If you believe your loved one has had their rights violated, it is vital that you contact our nursing home abuse lawyers today to learn more about your options.

If you suspect one of your loved ones is suffering abuse in a nursing home facility, call the lawyers at Clinesmith Law Firm for a free case evaluation at (877) 976-8411!