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Dallas Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

The last thing anybody wants their loved one to experience in a nursing home is an abuse of any kind. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for nursing home residents to experience abuse through medical malpractice. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Dallas elder abuse attorney due to medical malpractice occurring. Our qualified team will investigate what happened if you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of abuse. Let us help secure the compensation your loved one needs.

Types of medical malpractice inside of nursing homes

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are also considered medical facilities. Residents in nursing homes typically need various levels of medical care. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fail to meet the “duty of care” that is expected of them.

It is important to point out that not all forms of nursing home abuse are considered medical malpractice. However, medical malpractice does show up in nursing homes in the following ways:

  • Prescription medication errors (not giving the right dosage, not giving medications at all, not giving a patient their medication on time)
  • Unsanitary conditions or equipment that lead to resident infections
  • Unnecessary use of medical restraints
  • Inadequately trained medical staff
  • Non-medical staff administering medical care
  • Malfunctioning medical equipment
  • Malnourishment or dehydration
  • Failing to notify a doctor or nurse to address a resident’s medical condition

Nursing home medical malpractice is underreported

It is widely understood that nursing home abuse is vastly underreported across the United States, though the National Council on Aging has indicated that one out of every ten Americans over the age of 60 will experience some form of abuse each year. We also know that medical malpractice is underreported, though researchers at Johns Hopkins have indicated that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country annually.

Because both nursing home abuse and medical mistakes are underreported, it is up to family members to be vigilant and look out for signs and symptoms that their loved one may have been abused. If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in a nursing home, even if you do not have concrete proof, you need to report your suspicions to authorities and speak to an attorney.

Call our team for a free consultation today

If you suspect that your loved one has been abused in a nursing home and that the abuse centers around medical malpractice, contact Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC for help with your case today. Our team will not stand for this injustice, and we will thoroughly investigate your case in order to secure the compensation your loved one needs. This can include:

  • Full coverage of any medical expenses arising due to the malpractice
  • Compensation for any physical therapy or rehabilitation needed
  • Coverage to relocate to a new facility
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the nursing home

When you need a Dallas nursing home abuse attorney after medical malpractice has occurred, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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