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Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer in Fort Worth

Some of the most vulnerable citizens in Dallas and Fort Worth are the elderly, mentally ill, and disabled. When we make the choice to put our loved ones in a nursing home, we trust that they’ll receive the care they deserve. Sadly, this is not always the case. Nursing home abuse and neglect happens every day, takes many forms, and can lead to serious injuries or even death, which may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. To make matters worse, the signs of neglect can be hard to detect and might even be hidden by nursing home staff.

There is no excuse for the abuse of the elderly, disabled, and mentally ill. With over 36 million people in the United States over 65 years old and an aging baby boomer population reaching retirement age, the number of people placed into nursing homes is expected to skyrocket in the coming years. At Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., a nursing home neglect lawyer in Fort Worth can aggressively pursue compensation for the personal injuries or wrongful death that you or a loved one has suffered due to nursing home abuse.

Common types of nursing home abuse

Abuse and neglect can occur for many different reasons. Sometimes, nursing homes hire staff members who lack proper training. Other times, nursing homes might face understaffing issues. Nursing home abuse can also result from a staff member who threatens or assaults a patient. Often times, the signs of nursing home abuse may show up as unusual bruises, pressure sores, infections, or sudden weight loss. Other times, the signs might be more subtle, such as depression, excessive tiredness, loss of appetite, or unusual changes in mood. The following are some of the types of neglect that occur in nursing homes every day:

  • Unclean or unsanitary living conditions
  • Failure to monitor residents
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Failure to provide food, water, clothing and other necessities
  • Pressure sores or bed sores
  • Failure to provide medication
  • Psychological injury
  • Isolation of the resident

How a Fort Worth nursing home neglect attorney can help

Some lawyers tell clients what they want to hear. Fort Worth nursing home abuse attorney Coby L. Wooten gives honest answers to difficult questions. That’s because he’s focused on what really matters: getting people the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Case results matter – and so do you. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today. Call (866) 408-0940 to schedule a free case evaluation at our Fort Worth or Dallas office locations. Serving families in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and throughout Texas.