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Nursing Home Abuse

One of the most difficult decisions we will face is how to care for aging parents and grandparents. When the time comes for them to enter a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is gut wrenching. Feelings of guilt may be accompanied by fears of whether the facility is safe and whether it is properly caring for your mom, dad, grandfather or grandmother.

Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities are fine places with a compassionate staff. Some, however, focus too much on making a profit and not enough on patient care.

If you suspect abuse or neglect it is important that you document your findings with notes and photographs. You should also be aware of the possible signs of abuse or neglect including:

  • Unexplained bumps and bruises
  • Changes in personality and mood
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Signs of social withdrawal
  • Signs of fear \when staff are nearby
  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Confusion
  • Incontinence
  • Verbal complaints about the care or the staff

Do not ignore these signs. Be proactive in seeking explanations for what you see. Be an advocate for your loved one. And if you suspect abuse or neglect, call us. We will be their advocate as well.

We handle cases involving neglect and abuse of the elderly. These cases fall within the same laws that govern medical malpractice cases in Texas. Therefore, a thorough investigation of these cases is necessary before a victim can proceed. An expert report detailing the neglect and abuse is required prior to filing suit. A lawyer will spend a significant amount of money to determine whether there is even a case that you are able to pursue.

These cases require a lawyer with the resources to be able to hold the nursing home or facility accountable.

Client Reviews
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Tim represented us in a dispute with our insurance company over roof damage due to a hail storm in the Dallas area. We were very disheartened by the constant denials and dishonest treatment we were receiving from the insurance carrier, and Tim counseled us to remain patient while he systematically put together expert opinions and facts that supported our claim. Eventually we were able to settle our case and had the roof replaced on our apartment building just two months before the big tornado hit in late 2015. Our investment property was the only one in the area that did not sustain any roof damage! We were lucky with our timing, but we were even more fortunate to have Tim on our side. We highly recommend Tim's firm! Allan and Marian Goodman
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In short order, he was able to quickly understand and master the details of our case and map out a very cost-effective, efficient legal strategy. After a series of quick wins in court, our opponent came to the table with a highly satisfactory settlement. Mr. Hoch’s ability to effectively tell a persuasive story within the confines of a courtroom is without equal. Anthony Page
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Tim’s knowledge and insight regarding not just the law, but business and human nature in general was greatly appreciated and relied upon as we navigated through a difficult situation. Tim has my utmost admiration and respect both on a personal and professional basis. Phillip A. Reinsch
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We use Tim Hoch to handle complex business litigation matters on a variety of topics. He combines a strategic, no-frills approach with a bottom-line mindset. He is extremely responsive, organized and thorough. We would gladly recommend his services. Richard Warren, CEO