Fort Worth Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
As medical technology has advanced significantly over the past several decades, Americans are living longer and fuller lives at a pace unanticipated even fifty years ago. This extended life span has had several unintended effects, however, including an increasing number of elderly individuals in need of ongoing medical attention and assistance that is often not available at home. Thus, many families have turned to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for their elderly loved ones.
Nursing homes are entrusted with providing effective and responsible care for our aging loved ones. While the majority of these facilities maintain capable and competent service, far too many nursing home workers engage in negligent and abusive behavior, potentially causing their charges to suffer damages that can be catastrophic to their physical and mental health.
Cases We Handle
At the Woodson Law Firm, we know that nursing home workers are often insufficiently screened by their employers due to high turnover rates and the effort to cut costs. However, this negligence in hiring qualified, respectful employees can lead to negligent or abusive workers in an environment where victims are typically unable to stand up for themselves. This carelessness can put residents at risk for abuse and negligence such as the following:
- Bed sores
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Theft and fraud
Our caring yet determined attorneys can help you and your family take legal action if an elderly loved one has been neglected or abused in a nursing home. This can help protect your loved one as well as other residents from dangerous nursing home mistreatment.
Each of us is entitled to dignity and respect, especially in our advanced age. If you or a loved one has suffered from abuse or negligent treatment while under the care of a nursing home, you may be able to recover compensation for the resulting medical expenses and other losses. To learn more about your legal options and the process of civil litigation, contact the Woodson Law Firm today at (817) 338-0303.