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What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on August 15, 2013

What to do If you Suspect Nursing Home AbuseIf you think your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse, it can be scary and confusing. You might not know what steps to take next. To help you and your loved ones, here are five tips on what to do if you suspect nursing home abuse:

  • Keep track of evidence: From the first time you suspect nursing home abuse, it’s vital that you write it down. Keep track of the dates when you notice it, such as missed meals or medication, or bruises or signs of depression. If you decide to contact a nursing home abuse attorney, this evidence will greatly strengthen your loved one’s case.

  • Write your complaint to the nursing home: Instead of just telling a nurse your complaint, it’s important to also have it in writing, and give it to the manager of the nursing home facility. Keep a copy of all your complaints, and make sure they are dated.

  • If necessary, call 911: If you are worried that your loved one’s life is in danger, but you are waiting for the nursing home to take care of them, stop waiting. Contact 911 as soons as possible to make sure your loved one gets the medical care they need.

  • Alert your state health department: In most states, including Texas, you can file your nursing home abuse complaint at the state health department. After filing a complaint, the health department will most likely conduct an investigation of the nursing home.

  • Contact a Texas nursing home abuse attorney: If you think that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect, the best way to get them the justice they deserve is by contacting a Texas nursing home abuse attorney. They know how to navigate the law to get them the compensation they are entitled to for their emotional and physical trauma.

If you or your loved one has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the experienced Texas nursing home abuse attorneys at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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