Lawsuits Involving Elder Abuse In Texas
Mar 16, 2010
When we’re young, we want nothing more than to grow up so that we get more freedom and the ability to make our own decisions. As an adult we’re able to do that, but then, as time continues to pass, we eventually become elderly, and many times the elderly are not able to take care of themselves. This is why loving families often engage the services of a nurse to take care of their loved one in the home, or they place their loved one in a nursing home so that they can rest knowing that their family member is taken care of as much as possible. But these caretakers aren’t always what we need them to be, and more often than we’d all like to believe, our loved family members suffer from elder abuse.
What is Elder Abuse?
There are many types of common injuries that occur in elderly patients, especially ones who are in a nursing home. These injuries include dislocations, bedsores, overdoses on medication, injuries that result from wrong medications that are dispensed, strains, and broken bones.