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Family of Man Slain in Baylor Construction Accident Files Wrongful Death Claim

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 2, 2016

The family members of a construction worker killed in a job-site accident during the building of the Baylor University business school has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The claim is against several parties involved in the building’s construction, including the general contractor overseeing the site and the subcontractor hired to do the electrical work. The family’s claim argues that the negligence of one or more of these parties resulted in their family member’s death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

IVC Filter Injuries on the Rise in Texas (And Nationwide)

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 26, 2016

For years, surgeons have been using a tool called the inferior vena cava filter (IVC). The IVC is a wire device implanted into the largest vein in the body to catch blood clots. It’s prescribed for use for patients who are unable to use anticoagulants (blood thinners). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received hundreds of complaints about the filters. The most common problems people reported were punctured organs, punctured blood vessels, and the filter moving to different parts of the body. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Identifying and Stopping Identity Theft in Nursing Home Settings

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on December 2, 2015

Elder AbuseNursing home abuse and neglect doesn’t only include things like physical injuries, ignoring medical needs, insults, or sexual abuse. It also includes financial abuse or identity theft, which are growing problems for elderly Americans.

According to the Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN), 19 percent of people who reported identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012 were over age 60.  Many lived in nursing homes or other skilled-care settings.

Identity theft can be more difficult to spot when the identity stolen is of an elderly loved one who living in a nursing home. The identity thief may be someone outside the facility, or it may be a staff member, healthcare provider, or someone charged with the care of your loved one.  By staying alert, you can help catch the early signs of identity theft and stop the thieves before greater harm gets done.

Here are some signs of identity theft to watch out for:

  • New loans. Is your loved one getting mail about loans you don’t recognize, including a re-mortgaged home or a home equity loan?
  • Utility fraud.Cell phone services or utilities paid at an address your loved one does not live at or is not responsible for can be a clear sign of fraud.
  • Theft of services. Some thieves will use an elderly person’s identity to get medical services, Social Security benefits, or even food stamps.These types of fraud may be more common in nursing home settings, according to some studies.
  • “Account dripping.”A cleaned-out bank account is easy to spot, so some thieves work by taking small amounts of cash over time. Checking your loved one’s bank statements regularly can help you stop this kind of fraud.

Identity theft is a form of financial abuse your loved one should never have to endure.  An experienced Texas nursing home abuse or neglect lawyer can help. Contact The Law Office of WT Johnson.

We can be reached at (800) 738-4046.

Elder Financial Abuse Nearly Cost Dallas Woman $15,000

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 25, 2015

Elderly Woman RobbedA Dallas woman nearly lost $15,000 of her hard-earned retirement money recently after being contacted by a California scam artist posing as a man named Keith Miller.

The scam artist called the Dallas woman and told her that her grandson had suffered a drunk driving accident in New Mexico. He claimed to be a lawyer, telling the woman that if she mailed $15,000 to a Northridge, California address, her grandson wouldn’t be charged with a crime. Read the rest »

New Federal Rule Could Make It Easier to Seek Compensation from Nursing Homes

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 17, 2015

texas nursing home abuse, nursing home abuse attorneyWhen a nursing home injures someone you love, you want justice.

You want to know what happened, and you want any negligent parties held accountable for what they did.  The last thing you want is to be surprised by the fine print in nursing home paperwork – a surprise that could cost you the case. Read the rest »

After Fleeing Hit and Run, Dallas Drunk Driver Causes Five More Injuries

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 16, 2015

Dallas Car AccidentThe same driver caused two separate car accidents on a recent night in downtown Dallas injuring at least five people. According to the Dallas County sheriff’s office, the driver – who was suspected to be intoxicated at the time – caused the first crash on Uptown’s McKinney Avenue.  Police say that the driver fled the scene of that accident, only to run a stop light on Akard Street and collide with another vehicle. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Crash Between School Bus, DART Bus, and SUV Leaves Two Injured

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 12, 2015

Dallas Bus AccidentTwo passengers on a DART bus suffered minor injuries when a school bus collided with an SUV, which then hit the DART bus. According to an article in the Dallas Morning News, the crash happened near the intersection between Marsalis Avenue and 8th Street. The two passengers were taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accident

Robberies and Aggravated Assaults Spike in Oak Lawn This Fall

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 11, 2015

Robberies in DallasAccording to a CBS Dallas-Fort Worth news report, Dallas’s Oak Lawn community saw nine robbery and aggravated assault cases during September and October. Read the rest »

Posted in: Crime Facts

Dallas Nursing Home Patient Sues Over Poor Quality of Care

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 8, 2015

Elder AbuseAccording to a recent article in the Southeast Texas Record, a Dallas woman living at the Gulf Healthcare Center has sued the facility for nursing home abuse. Her family alleges that she was given inadequate medical care. Read the rest »

To Reduce Truck Accidents FMCSA Considers New Sleep Apnea Rule

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 4, 2015

Truck RulesSleep apnea is a condition in which a sleeping person doesn’t get enough oxygen because of physical blockages in the airway as they sleep. A person who has sleep apnea might wake up many times during the night. This leads to poor rest, fatigue, and an increased risk of accidents. Including truck crashes. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accident

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