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Shreveport Elder Neglect Lawyers

Shreveport elder neglect attorneys protecting seniors from harm

Long-term care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other caretakers should understand what types of care their residents and patients need, and what complications may arise. Many institutional caretakers provide care for 1,000 or more residents. Caretakers should have written policies and procedures to safeguard all their residents and individualized care plans for each resident. There are federal and Louisiana regulations and professional caretaker standards that must be met. At Garcia & Artigliere, our Shreveport elder abuse lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience. We obtained $3 billion in recoveries including many elder neglect recoveries for hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. Call us today to assert your rights.


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What federal and Louisiana laws regulate elder care services in Shreveport?

At Garcia & Artigliere, we hold nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and other types of caretakers liable if they fail to follow the applicable federal and state laws which include:

These long-term and short-term care providers can also be held liable for neglect if they fail to follow the best practices for their type of care service. For example, care providers should all have written policies and procedures to ensure seniors don’t fall.

We also work with the Louisiana Ombudsman Program and other state elder protective agencies.

What are the different types of neglect that occur in Shreveport?

Residential and non-residential caretakers can be held liable if a senior is harmed due to the failure to:

  • Provide for the daily needs of the residents. Louisiana senior care providers must ensure that their residents and patients receive their medications and proper nutrition every day. They should be well-groomed. The facilities should be clean. There should be activities to help seniors engage with other seniors and with their families. No senior (anyone 60 or older) should be able to leave the premises without the knowledge of the caretaker and the supervision of an adult.
  • Prevent the elderly from falling. Most seniors have mobility problems. For many seniors, just getting out of a chair can require assistance. Skilled nursing centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other caretakers should routinely review where a senior might fall and take preventive measures to minimize the risk of falling. Falls can cause broken hips, head trauma, spinal cord damage, and other severe injuries.
  • Provide quality medical care. Many caretakers provide medical care. The care that is provided should be competent and timely. Caretakers should recognize the signs of certain medical problems and respond quickly. Common senior medical disorders include pressure ulcers, bowel and bladder disorders, scabies, and strokes.

At Garcia & Artigliere, our Shreveport elder care neglect attorneys seek full compensation for any harm that neglect causes, including the failure to protect the elderly from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.


Why are Shreveport long-term and short-term care providers negligent?

There are many steps caretakers in Shreveport should take to prevent harm to seniors. At Garcia & Artilleries, our Shreveport elder abuse and neglect attorneys are skilled at showing nursing homes failed to implement the following harm prevention strategies:

  • Written policies and procedures. Many caretakers have hundreds or even more than 1,000 residents. Many of these residents have cognitive and physical challenges. Shreveport caretakers should anticipate the full range of problems their residents may encounter or develop and have specific plans for how to prevent those problems or have specific plans to minimize and treat those problems. There are many different types of common best practices that should be implemented.
  • Individual care plans. In addition to safety strategies for all the residents, there should be individual strategies, in writing, that address what health problems each resident has, how those problems should be handled, and who to contact when necessary – including family members.
  • Maintaining enough staff. Most caretaker services are 24/7. There should be enough qualified staff members to provide individual care for each senior throughout the day – so that each senior receives timely and caring support.
  • Training and education. Every new and current staff member should understand how to see the signs of any problem a senior might develop. Staff members who care for people with specific needs, such as dementia or seniors with bladder disorders, should understand how to provide the care the senior requires.
  • Background checks. Shreveport caretakers should run regular background checks to ensure applicants and employees have the proper licenses and credentials, and that there aren’t any red flags suggesting a worker may be a danger to the residents or patients.

Caretakers should implement a system to report and respond to any safety issues. Residents and patients should be encouraged to file complaints. Caretakers should explain in writing the rights of any long-term care resident and honor those rights.

How do your lawyers fight for Shreveport elder care victims?

Garcia & Artigliere has been fighting for seniors since 1993. We’re skilled trial lawyers. From day one, we fight for the elderly by:

  • Investigating what type of neglect happened, how it occurred, and why it was preventable
  • Questioning every staff member, owner, manager, and resident who has knowledge of the accident, abuse, or faulty conduct
  • Reviewing the agreements/contracts of the Shreveport caretaker that explain what care was required
  • Working with the police, local adult protective services, and the Louisiana Ombudsman Program - Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
  • Reviewing whether the caretaker knew, or should have known, of any prior complaints
  • Discussing your loved one’s medical diagnosis and prognosis with respected elder care physicians

We seek compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures, any loss of bodily function, and any other financial or personal damages.

Do you have a Shreveport elder neglect lawyer near me?

At Garcia & Artigliere, our elder neglect attorneys consult with seniors and their families at our Louisiana office, where the senior lives, and other locations when necessary. We also conduct consultations by phone and video.

We’ll calmly and clearly guide you through each phase of the claims process.

Talk with an experienced Shreveport elder neglect lawyer at Garcia & Artigliere now

At Garcia & Artigliere, our Shreveport elder neglect attorneys have obtained nearly 50 settlements and verdicts for $1 million dollars or more. Our elder care neglect case results include $2,200,000 against Defendants LTAC of Louisiana, LLC d/b/a “AMG Specialty Hospital,” and Acadiana Management Group, LLC, respectively.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us or complete our contact form today. We represent the elderly in Shreveport, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and across Louisiana. We also represent the elderly in Arizona, California, and Kentucky. We represent elder neglect clients on a contingency fee basis.

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