Personal Injury

Personal Injury Law

Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly family members are placed in nursing homes so they can be properly treated and cared for effectively.  With the rise in our nation’s elderly population, the number of people being placed in the care of nursing homes continues to increase – and so does the number of cases of nursing home abuse.  Many cases of elder care abuse and neglect go unnoticed because nursing home caretakers often cover up these abuses.  If your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect while in the care of a nursing home, you need the help of The Gertz Law Firm.
According to the National Center On Elder Abuse in the United States, more than 30 percent of all nursing homes in America indulge in some form of resident abuse.  More than 50 percent of all nursing homes are under-staffed leading to cases of severe neglect and abuse.  Nursing home abuse can be both physical and mental and caused by:
•      Unqualified and poorly trained staff members
•      Inadequate number of caregivers
•      Violent history of caregivers
•      Isolation of nursing home residents
Nursing home residents have legal rights, including the right to:
•      Select their personal physicians
•      Refuse treatment
•      To be protected from physical and mental abuse
•      Not to be tied down, restrained unless absolutely necessary
•      To see loved ones, friends, physicians, and other important state and federal government representatives
•      Of confidentiality of their medical and personnel records and files
Review the Damages and Reasonable Compensation page for more information about your rights regarding compensation.
If your loved one has been denied any of these rights, contact the nursing home abuse attorneys at The Gertz Law Firm today.
The Gertz Law Firm
2630 Liberty 
Beaumont, TX 77702
P: (409) 833-6400
F: (409) 833-6401

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