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Fulgham Hamptom Law Group Blog

Dec 30
2019

What If You See Signs of Abuse on Your TX Nursing Home Holiday Visit?

Nursing Home Abuse

The holidays are a special time for families of all shapes and sizes. For the families of the 1.3 million nursing home residents in America, some time might be spent at their favorite senior’s care facility.

Trips to nursing homes can be a wonderful time to reconnect – that is, unless you start to notice that your loved one isn’t receiving the care they need.

A recent Senate report showed that over 400 nursing home facilities around the country have a “persistent record of poor care.” Poor care or attention to residents is often just the beginning of what ends in abuse, neglect, injuries, and sometimes even death.

Know the signs of abuse before you visit your loved ones at [...]

May 6
2019

Suspect Nursing Home Abuse? What Texans Can Do

Nursing Home Abuse

Entrusting a long-term care facility with the care of your loved one is a difficult thing to do. Nursing homes are charged with treating the elderly and disabled with dignity and respect.

Last fall, however, a San Antonio nursing home seemingly breached that obligation in a truly egregious way, and that story is sadly just one of many. The Texas family involved in that story says they intend to fight back. If you feel your loved one is suffering nursing home abuse or negligence, you can too.

How exactly?

There are three primary actions to take in order to initiate immediate change:

  • One, document the situation.
  • Two, report the abuse
  • Three, contact an attorney specializing in this area of
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Nov 26
2018

Is A Texas Nursing Home Abusing or Neglecting Your Loved One?

Nursing Home Abuse

Moving your family member into a nursing home was likely a difficult decision, so when something tells you the facility’s falling short of your expectations, you may wonder whether there’s truly an issue… or if you’re just being paranoid.

This article identifies signs of abuse and neglect to help you determine whether your loved one is receiving the promised level of care.

If not, it’s time to seek outside professional advice – either a trusted medical care provider or, if necessary, a skilled Texas injury attorney experienced in these types of cases.

Defining Elder Neglect & Abuse in Texas

Everyone deserves to live in a safe environment and be treated with dignity and respect, and federal nursing home regulations entitle [...]

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