Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Help Protect Rights of Those Experiencing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Long-Term Care Facilities
DALLAS (Feb. 2, 2015) – Baron & Budd announced today it is furthering its commitment to protecting what’s right and raising awareness of nursing home abuse. The firm will help fight the fight for families whose loved ones have been injured by the actions, or inactions, of nursing homes and help them receive the settlement they deserve. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), studies show that nearly half of nursing home residents surveyed said they had suffered abuse. In addition, the NCEA reports that state-conducted surveys often substantially understate abuse issues in licensed care facilities. (http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data/#nursinghomes)
Residents who face nursing home abuse or neglect often are not able to communicate their mistreatment, either due to a mental or physical impairment. Their loved ones may not be able to properly recognize the signs of abuse. Baron and Budd will work as an advocate for victims, protecting their rights and informing family members of alternatives they may not realize they had.
There are several ways that the nursing home attorneys with Baron and Budd can help those suffering abuse as well as their families. They include:
- A thorough knowledge of state and federal regulations, and the ability to show loved ones how to file complaints – and when to do so.
- Keen awareness of the signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, as well as the indications that a facility may be experiencing issues with the facility, staff and treatment.
- The resources to perform thorough investigations of nursing home abuse allegations through examination of patient records, resident interviews and consultations with medical experts.
“Even though senior citizens should always be treated with the utmost respect and consideration, we have seen far too many instances where the elderly were not treated with the proper respect and appropriate medical care,” said Cary McDougal, shareholder of the national law firm Baron and Budd. “We will work to protect the rights of nursing home abuse victims and their families, and help them obtain answers and compensation, where appropriate, for any maltreatment they may have experienced.”
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a 35-year history of "Protecting What’s Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, dangerous medications and medical devices, Chinese drywall, insurance claims, consumer fraud, securities fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.