(800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544

We know what it takes to win.

Nursing Home Abuse: A Growing Problem

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on September 17, 2012

Elder abuse is a nationally recognized problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500,000 older adults are abused or neglected in the United States every year. Sadly, it’s likely that many more occurrences of elder abuse that go unreported aren’t reflected in this statistic.

The state of Texas has 1,376 nursing home facilities and 140,859 nursing home beds. In 2009, the mean number of citations that a Texas nursing home received was 5.4 and only 13.8 percent of nursing homes walked away with no citations.

Nationally, the numbers were actually worse. In 2008, the New York Times reported that ninety-four percent of U.S. nursing homes were cited for violating federal health and safety standards in 2007. Furthermore, statistics from 2009 set the mean number of citations per facility at 6.7.

Before entrusting your loved ones to any nursing home, it’s important to do your homework on the facility and make sure it’s in good standing with federal and state regulations. If you believe that your mom, dad or grandparent may have suffered abuse at the hands of a negligent or poorly-managed nursing home, contact the Law Office of W.T. Johnson today and receive the justice your family deserves.

Related Articles:

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.

Office Location

The Law Office of WT Johnson
901 Main Street
Suite 6551
Dallas, Texas 75202

Toll Free: (800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544
Click for directions

Connect With Us

Copyright & Disclaimer

The Law Office of WT Johnson Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Texas.

© 2019 by The Law Office of WT Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap