Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Round Rock

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Many nursing facilities provide excellent care; however, far too many do not. They are often understaffed with poorly trained and underpaid employees, and the emphasis is on profit rather than proper care.  When profit takes priority, patient lives can be at risk and lead to abuse and even death.

What is Nursing Home Abuse?

Elderly patients easily become victims when they are physically or mentally unable to tell someone that they are suffering from abuse.  There are many types of nursing home abuse; some even happen concurrently and can take many forms including physical abuse and assault.

Physical abuse can range from discomfort, to serious injuries - even death.  Nursing home patients can suffer serious injuries, including starvation, dehydration, and even physical assault from employees and other patients.  Assault may be difficult to detect, particularly when bruises, cuts, and other signs are hidden by clothing, or someone who is bedridden has broken bones. Patients may be unable to communicate their injuries due to physical limitations or fear, or the staff may claim that the injuries were due to a fall or just an accident.

Awards & Recognition

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)

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MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

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LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO

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AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020

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AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

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AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.

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Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice

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Signs of Abuse or Physical Assault

Physical signs of abuse or assault are often easy to observe and may include:

  • Dehydration
  • Bed sores
  • Bruises, cuts and welts
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Sprains and dislocations
  • Unexplained weight loss

Unfortunately, there are times when physical abuse or assault does not leave any outward signs, but careful observation will often reveal the following easily recognized symptoms.

  • Treatment at the emergency room
  • Hospitalization
  • Fear of a certain employee
  • More reclusive or withdrawn
  • Sudden changes in behavior such as rocking, sucking, or biting

Actionable Abuse or Just an Accident?

The nursing home says it was just an accident, but you may wonder if you have cause to file a lawsuit due to the injury or death of a loved one.  Some indications of the need for legal action may include:

  • Frequent illness or illnesses not promptly reported to the staff physician or the family
  • Injuries that require emergency treatment or hospitalization
  • Incidents involving broken bones or fractured hips
  • Heavy medication, sedation or overdose
  • Patient-on-patient assault
  • Injury or death occurring during an episode of wandering (or shortly after)
  • Unexplained or unexpected death

Our Attorneys Can Help You

Any serious injuries that require emergency treatment or hospitalization can be a sign that physical assault or abuse has taken place. There are many forms of abuse and the only way to really know if you have a cause of action is to speak with an attorney experienced with elder law and nursing home abuse and assault.  If you feel that you or your loved one have been victimized, it is important to act quickly to protect their safety.

If you suspect you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or assault the personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help. Call to speak with an attorney today and let us help you. (800) 863-5312