Local Austin News Station Investigates Nursing Home Abuse

Local news station KVUE in Austin, Texas recently published a “Defenders” investigation on Texas nursing home abuse.

A “dramatic rise” in abuse in Texas nursing homes is the primary finding of the investigation, according to KVUE. Additionally, KVUE reported that the state is limited in its regulation of nursing home, allowing for abuses and negligence to continue. The most common cases of abuse involved physical abuse, medication errors, and even sexual abuse.

Data from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS),which regulates nursing homes, supports KVUE’s findings. It says that there has been a 55% increase in the number of the “most severe” types of nursing home abuse just in the last four years.

Nursing home abuse should never have to be tolerated. If you or someone you love is in a Texas nursing home and suffers from abuse or neglect, you may be able to fight back legally, and might even be awarded financial compensation for your suffering. The attorneys of Hotze Runkle can answer your questions and help you decide what the best next step is for your situation. Contact our offices at (877) 919-0830 to learn more.