Dallas Nursing Home Attorneys Helping Victims
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Should you find an elderly loved one under less than expected care in a nursing home in Dallas, Fort Worth or metro area, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Since the legal team at The Law Office of WT Johnson has defended several cases of nursing home abuse in Dallas, your loved one will benefit from our legal representation and will enjoy the possibility of better care as soon as the verdict is read. For a no-cost, comprehensive consultation, call (800) 738-4046.
In Texas, there are many tort-reform laws and other rigid compensation regulations along with a strict statute of limitations that serve to prevent any Dallas nursing home abuse victim from filing an otherwise perfectly viable personal injury claim. The attorneys at The Law Office of WT Johnson are experienced in handling the convoluted legal system that surrounds litigation against nursing homes in all of Texas. We can help you traverse the pitfalls and obstacles often encountered during the claims process so your elderly loved one can get the compensation s/he deserves.
When Should You Decide to Intervene?
Generally, the people responsible for nursing home residents are family members, the children, or other close relatives of the resident. If the resident has a guardian other than a family member, it is important that someone with emotional vested interest in the wellbeing of the nursing home resident take part in the process of understanding whether or not nursing home abuse is taking place. Unfortunately, even the most caring guardians have the tendency to treat allegations of nursing home abuse with a dismissive attitude. If your elderly loved one is telling you s/he is being abused, it is best to take his/her claims seriously, even if s/he has a history of mental illness or things appear to be just fine.
Watch Out for Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Close family involvement in the life of a nursing home resident is a huge factor in the quality of treatment the resident receives. So be sure to visit your elderly loved one on a frequent basis, and while you’re there, look for these signs of nursing home abuse:
- Poor basic care
- Poor record keeping
- Change in behavior of the patient
- Change in mood of the patient
- Unusual bruises or scratches or other injury
- Missing medication or medication not taken
- Missing personal items
If nursing home abuse is identified, the family member most closely involved in the life of the nursing home resident should contact an attorney immediately, as statute of limitations can quickly expire, leaving your loved one without any recourse.
Our Renowned Attorneys Can Help
At The Law Office of WT Johnson, we have an excellent team of attorneys along with a reliable support staff that work tirelessly to serve our clients in any way they can. Over the many years of our practice, we have recovered more than $66 million in damages. Our firm’s case history speaks for itself. Contact our office today to get the high quality legal representation you need to protect your elderly loved one.
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Blog Articles
- Elder Abuse Information - Attorney General of Texas
- Reporting Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation in Texas - DADS
- Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation - DFPS
- National Center on Elder Abuse - Administration on Aging
- How to Advocate for Parents in Nursing Homes - AARP
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.