What To Do If You Suspect Abuse?

Discovering signs that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect can be emotionally devastating. You may be wondering who you can trust for help. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we hold nursing homes and long-term care facilities accountable when they cause harm to innocent residents. We’re here to protect your loved one’s health, safety, and legal rights.

Our Houston nursing home abuse attorneys know Texas law. Call 1 (800) 444-5000 or complete a free online form to contact our 24/7 legal staff now. With our No Fee Guarantee®, you pay us nothing unless you get your money.


Reporting abuse or neglect can feel scary or intimidating, but it’s a necessary step toward ending your loved one’s abuse. If the situation is an emergency, or his or her life is in danger, dial 911 for immediate help. If the situation is a non-emergency, take the following steps to report abuse:

  • Contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
    Dial (800) 252-5400 or visit the Texas Abuse Hotline to report suspected elder abuse or neglect to the DFPS. Your name will be kept confidential, and reporting abuse in good faith provides you immunity from civil or criminal liability.
  • Speak with your long-term care ombudsman.
    The Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman advocates for quality of life and care on behalf of residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The law requires ombudsmen to investigate and help resolve complaints made by residents or their families. You can contact them at (800) 252-2412.
  • Call the law firm of Terry Bryant.
    Our Houston nursing home abuse attorneys know what your family is going through, and we’ll fight to put an end to your loved one’s abuse or neglect—even if it means going to court. Contact us now, and put 30 years of legal experience to work for your family today.

Your loved one has the right to a safe, healthy, and respectful place to live. And if you suspect his or her rights are being violated, you’re not alone. At the Terry Bryant law firm, we’re here to answer your questions and help you explore your potential legal claims.