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Compassionate Attorney Helping Victims of Nursing Home Abuse in Bexar County

When your loved ones are at their most vulnerable, you might entrust their care to nursing home professionals. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect in these facilities are much too common. You may have concerns about the training of the staff at a facility or the adequacy of care. This type of abuse could include hitting, restraint, sexual assault and verbal assault. What should you do when you suspect wrongdoing? Your first step should be to watch closely for signs of abuse and record your findings. The next step should be to speak to a nursing home abuse attorney about your suspicions. Contact a legal professional at the Law Offices of Janice Maloney in Bexar County.

Be Aware of the Signs

elderly person
Elderly care abuse in San Antonio could take many forms. The caretakers may intentionally cause suffering or allow abuse to occur through nursing home negligence. You may begin to suspect physical, sexual or emotional abuse or a combination of these. Pay attention to signs such as:
  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Open wounds
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Burns
  • Signs of restraint
  • Changes in behavior
Neglect includes the lack of providing proper hygiene, failure to provide appropriate medical care, and the lack of assistance with daily activities such as eating or toileting. Loved ones sometimes suffer from isolation as well. Watch for signs such as:
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bed sores and pressure sores
  • Evidence of malnutrition/dehydration
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Unsanitary room conditions
  • Untreated health issues

Helping Protect Your Loved Ones From Negligence in San Antonio

It’s important to share your findings with a lawyer as soon as possible. Call the Law Offices of Janice Maloney at 210-735-2233. We provide our services to the residents of Bexar County, San Antonio, Bulverde, Pearsall, Alamo Heights, Helotes and Pleasanton. Talk to us about arranging the services of a personal injury lawyer.