Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer-Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Attorney
Nursing home residents are among our nation’s most vulnerable. Older and disabled people end up in nursing homes because they need at least some help with daily life. Unfortunately, these same conditions make nursing home residents vulnerable to harm from abuse, neglect and other forms of severe negligence by their own caregivers. Victims of these derelictions of basic care should talk to a Texas nursing home negligence lawyer immediately.
Neglect at a nursing home is unfortunately more common than abuse — and at least as destructive. Neglect includes failure to provide basics like enough water and appropriate nutrition; failure to prevent bedsores (pressure sores or decubitus ulcers); and over-medication. Texas nursing home neglect lawyers know the results can be life-threatening, directly or through secondary infections. They can also cause a health decline causing more severe disability.
If someone you love was neglected in a nursing home, don’t hesitate before calling Fort Worth nursing home neglect lawyer Coby L. Wooten. For a free consultation, contact us through our website or call 1-888-336-3455.
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or financial. In some cases, it’s a result of poor anger management by someone who should not work with difficult patients; in others, it’s cold-blooded self-interest. Nursing home abuse lawyers in Texas frequently see caregivers who hit and humiliate patients; steal patients’ medications to abuse or sell; or steal valuables or an identity. Very often, patients’ conditions prevent them from speaking out, and the full extent of the abuse is not discovered until a Texas nursing home negligence lawyer becomes involved.
Nursing homes and their staff face criminal and professional penalties when they are caught in abuse or neglect. But unfortunately, not every responsible party is penalized. And even when they are, criminal penalties can’t help a family struggling with the extra financial costs caused by the negligence. This can include the cost of emergency medical care, placing the patient at a safer home, time off work for loved ones and even the cost of a funeral.
To recover these and obtain justice for vulnerable loved ones, families should consider hiring a Texas nursing home neglect lawyer like Coby L. Wooten. Since 1996, I have represented Texans who were seriously injured by someone else’s carelessness. I can help victims of nursing home negligence obtain financial compensation for all of the bills caused by the home’s abuse or neglect, as well as compensation for their pain, suffering and grief. If your family is a victim of nursing home negligence, please call me today at 1-888-336-3455 for a free, no-obligation consultation.