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Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect:

Very few industries in the State of Texas are as highly regulated as are nursing homes. Given the rapid rate at which the Baby Boom generation is aging it is anticipated that a great expansion of this industry will ensue. This will doubtless give rise to an increase in nursing home abuse/neglect claims as the industry struggles to meet the upcoming demand. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to such abuse or neglect you need to understand your legal rights. Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm team at The Law Office of Doug Wood, M.D.  provides the best attorney representation possible by specializing in medically related claims. Our Texas medical malpractice attorney team is well poised to acquire for you the corrective measures required to insure the safety and comfort of your loved one and a just compensation for injuries sustained.

Texas statutes require nursing homes in the Lone Star State to have one or several licensed/registered nurses on staff for each work shift. In addition to this they are required to have sufficient support staff to meet the most critical needs of the residents. Typical among these would be a dietician and such licensed professionals as may be required to administer prescribed therapy. On-staff physicians and dentists are also mandated by law. Physician access by residents must be regular and available upon demand.

Many if not most nursing home abuse or neglect claims are related to a lack of sanitation or security, both of which are required by law. Clean clothing and bed linen need be furnished on a regularly posted basis and an environment free of debris maintained constantly.  Since bacterially spread diseases have resulted in residents contracting such diseases in this closed environment, each nursing home must have a program in place for the control of communicable diseases.

Services should be provided to meet mental, social and recreational needs. A sufficiently stocked, in-house pharmacy must be available to meet residents’ needs for prescription medications. A liberal schedule of visitation hours by loved ones should be posted. Most importantly there is a zero tolerance policy for any form of physical or emotional abuse or neglect of residents.  

If you have reason to believe that a loved one has suffered any form of nursing home abuse or neglect, we encourage you to contact The Medical Malpractice Law Firm team at The Law Office of Doug Wood, M.D. immediately. We will forcefully and professionally represent you or your loved one.  Each of our attorneys has multiple years of experience in medical malpractice litigation and has extensive knowledge regarding nursing home abuse law. From our offices in Dallas, we represent clients across Texas. Call The Medical Malpractice Law Firm team at The Law Office of Doug Wood, M.D. now at (214) 468-8878 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. Your initial consultation will be free of charge.


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