Nursing Home Abuse
Our Houston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Provide Aggressive Representation Throughout Texas
Nursing home abuse is on the rise in the United States, with millions of older Americans living in nursing homes today. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services set strict regulations for nursing homes, but it is not unusual for nursing home staff to take advantage of the residents' vulnerability.
Elderly abuse in nursing homes can take many forms. The abuse primarily is an act or oversight by a caregiver or professional staff member that causes harm to a nursing home resident. The abuse sometimes can result in wrongful death. Nursing home abuse is a criminal act.
Nursing home abuse can be:
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Neglect to provide necessary care, food, water, medicine, clothing or necessities for living
- Emotional abuse such as threats, humiliation, verbal assault and isolation
- Abuse of courtappointed roles such as guardianship or power of attorney
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, our firm can help if you feel that you or a loved one has been a victim of a nursing home abuse. Our law firm handles cases in Houston and throughout Texas.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.