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Common Nursing Home Abuse Questions

Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: Austin-Personal-Injury-Blog
Categories: Austin-Personal-Injury-Blog

Here at Zinda Law Group, many disheartening situations lead to our firm handling many nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Below is a list of common questions we receive from families seeking potential representation for their loved ones:

QUESTION: Why does neglect and abuse happen in nursing homes?

ANSWER: Unfortunately, many nursing homes are more concerned with making money than taking proper care of their patients. As a result, nursing homes are often hiring underqualified, inexperienced staff. Additionally, they are hiring less staff than necessary, which often leads to neglect or insufficient care.

QUESTION: What are some signs of abuse or neglect?

ANSWER: There are many signs, but these conditions would lead us to often investigate further: bed sores, bruising, falls, unexplained injuries, abnormal behavior, infections, bleeding, weight loss, and death.

QUESTION: What is the legal process for these cases?

ANSWER: Our firm would aggressively begin an investigation to learn more regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. Additionally, we would seek compensation for damages as a result of the incident or incidents. Moreover, there are sometimes criminal prosecutions associated with these cases. However, it's important to note that the criminal case is entirely separate from the civil matter. While the criminal matter would serve to punish and deter, the purpose of the civil matter would be to make the injured party whole for what happened.

If you have any further questions, please call a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer at Zinda Law Group that can provide you with a free consultation in order to evaluate your potential legal rights.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.  We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.