Texas and the greater Southwest region has witnessed a spate of egregious nursing home neglect cases. Nursing homes know that the age of the victim will scare away many attorneys and they blatantly put dollars ahead of the well-being of the powerless.
A San Antonio Texas nursing home negligence attorney looks for certain key elements involved in the care of the elderly plaintiff including Stage III-IV pressure ulcers; symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration; fractures and spinal injuries from falls; and errors in dispensing medication.
The federal government has enacted strict regulations on nursing homes that demand compliance. Under the Nursing Home Reform Act , any facility receiving Medicare / Medicaid funds must tend to a resident’s ability to eat, bathe, and toilet. The resident must be properly cared for so as not to develop pressure sores, and they must be adequately supervised to prevent accidents.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services provides assistance and mechanisms for lodging complaints concerning nursing home abuse.
A nursing home negligence case in San Antonio and greater Texas requires extensive document review and investigation by a variety of doctors, nurses, and nursing home administrators.