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Nursing Home Abuse Your Injury, Our Fight

San Antonio, TX Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

When your loved ones age, you may realize that they need to be somewhere that will provide them with the medical care, social environment, and high quality of life they deserve. While moving your loved one to a nursing home can be difficult, you know that this will allow them to have attentive care and regular social interaction to maintain their well-being.

If you’ve noticed that this isn’t the case and your loved one’s care and overall health seems to be poor, then it may be because of an abusive or neglectful nursing home. You can turn to a San Antonio, TX nursing home abuse lawyer for help.

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm can stand up for your loved one. Our lawyers are well-versed with federal and state laws and the rights that your loved one has as a nursing home resident. We’ll find out how their rights were violated, who was responsible for their harm, and seek full and fair compensation so your loved one can move forward.

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  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

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    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

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    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

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    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

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    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

The Difference Between Elder Abuse and Neglect

Both nursing home abuse and neglect are dangers to your loved one’s health and should never have happened, but there are some differences between them. In Texas, abuse is the willful infliction of injury or cruel punishment that result in physical or emotional harm. Unreasonable confinement or intimidation are also considered abuse.

Types of Abuse

Abuse can include hitting, slapping, and sexual assault. Other forms of abuse include refusing to let your loved one see others, making threats, or using tactics to humiliate your loved one. It’s also possible for staff to steal from your loved one, which is financial abuse.

All these forms of abuse can cause a lot of harm to your loved one, but they aren’t the only ways for a nursing home to be dangerous for your loved one’s health. Nursing home neglect can occur as well.

Types of Neglect

Neglect is the failure to provide the necessary goods or services to avoid physical or emotional harm or pain. When a nursing home is neglectful, they may have fatigued staff because there aren’t enough people working at the nursing home.

Sometimes, a home is understaffed to try and save money, but this means that the people who do work there may be pulling double shifts. A fatigued worker may make a mistake that harms your loved one.

Other dangers of understaffing can mean that your loved one doesn’t get the regular care and attention they deserve. While the staff is trying to get to each resident, your loved one could be alone for many hours of the day. They could miss times for medication or not get the assistance they need to use to restroom or get food or water.

When residents aren’t given the help they need, they may try to do it themselves. This could result in a fall, which can cause devastating injuries to a senior. If no one is around and the senior tries to do something on their own and they fall, it could take a long time before they get the help they need. These instances can be extremely concerning if the senior breaks their hip, as this injury can get infected and they’ll need to fight off that illness, too.

A San Antonio, TX nursing home abuse lawyer will find out what happened to your loved one. We’re familiar with the various ways that abuse and neglect can occur in nursing homes. We’ll investigate who your loved one saw on a regular basis, who was responsible for their health, and who failed to provide them with the care they needed.

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