Dallas County Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
In 2001, I obtained a verdict in excess of $50 million in a nursing home abuse case in a Dallas courtroom, making the list of top 10 verdicts in the state of Texas and top 100 nationally that year. This case was on behalf of an 83-year-old man who died from undetected medical problems in a Dallas area nursing home. (Case settled for much less in a confidential settlement due to wrongful death damage caps that applied).
America’s population is aging. More and more families are facing the tough decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home. Unable to care for their loved ones at home, they are told that they will receive better care at a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Family members who trusted a loved one to the care of a nursing home were horrified when an undiagnosed bleeding ulcer led to the loved one’s wrongful death. I won a $50 million verdict on the family’s behalf. Nothing can bring the man back, but the lawsuit drew attention to the nursing home’s negligence and forced the home to clean up its act. (Case settled for much less in a confidential settlement due to wrongful death damage caps that applied).
Unfortunately, this is not always true. Many elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults are abused and neglected in Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities each year. They face life-changing or life-ending injuries, and their families are often devastated.
At the Law Offices of James R. Tucker, P.C., I understand what elder abuse victims and their families are going through. As an experienced trial lawyer, I will do everything it takes to get the best possible results for you.
I am an attorney with over 35 years of experience who represents people who have suffered a wide range of harms in Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities:
- Bed sores
- Wandering off, leading to exposure
- Misuse of physical and chemical restraints
- Medication errors
- Repetitive falls, leading to fractures/broken bones
- Physical and sexual abuse
Many of these serious personal injuries happen because of corporate greed. Nursing homes cut corners to increase profits, paying their certified nursing assistants (CNAs) the very minimum while over-working them. The result is staff that does not provide patients with the types of care they need. Nursing home residents often go for long periods of time without proper care. Many are subject to abuse by staff who are frustrated and angry at their patients.
Contact a Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer at the Law Offices of James R. Tucker, P.C.
To talk with me about nursing home injuries or death, call my Dallas law offices at 214-617-2181 or contact me online. Consultations with a Dallas County nursing home negligence lawyer are free and confidential. I handle these types of cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning you owe me no legal fees or expenses unless I obtain a recovery for you.