Corpus Christi Nursing Home Malpractice Attorneys
Exposing Substandard Medical Care at Elder Care Facilities
A subsection of medical malpractice and tort law, nursing home malpractice
cases involve the intentional or unintentional negligence and/or abuse
of nursing home residents perpetrated by medical staff or other staff
employed by the nursing home. If you or someone you love lives in a nursing
home and has endured significant bedsores without treatment, the wrong
type or dosage of medication, or any other kind of poor or negligent treatment,
you should seek out the counsel of a qualified nursing home malpractice
For a free initial consultation and review of your case,
contact Bandas Law Firm. We fight for elderly patients of nursing homes in Nueces
County and across Texas.
Common Cases of Malpractice at Nursing Homes
Unfortunately, nursing home malpractice is not altogether uncommon today.
The most common cases pursued by nursing home residents and their families include:
- Malnutrition and/or dehydration
- Bedsores/pressure ulcers
- Medication errors
- Delays in administering medical treatment
- Misdiagnosed illnesses/injuries
If you have witnessed (or been the victim of) one or more of these cases
of malpractice, it is important to seek legal counsel. With this kind
of case, you carry the burden of proving negligence, which is most easily
done with early intervention by a skilled lawyer who can begin building
a case on your behalf.
Compensation for Nursing Home Malpractice
If your lawyer effectively proves nursing home malpractice, you may be
entitled to certain types of compensation, depending upon the severity
of the injury and/or illness.
You may pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
In some cases, malpractice may occur because the nursing home is understaffed.
In this case, the nursing home simply does not have enough employees on
staff to take care of the needs of all the residents. While this is a
sympathetic problem for the employees on staff, it is still a case of
negligence, and the nursing home should be held responsible for injuries,
illness, and or death occurring as a result of that negligence.
Call a Qualified Nursing Home Malpractice Attorney
Instead of attempting to deal with the nursing home’s management
or filing a claim with the nursing home’s insurance company on your
own, involve a legal professional. Without proper counsel, you are likely
to get nowhere and receive no compensation for their negligence and your
pain and/or loss.
Insurance companies have massive budgets for attorneys they always keep
on retainer in case of suits and claims such as yours. Without the aid
of someone who knows the laws and can prove malpractice occurred, they
will fight against you and twist the words of the law to their advantage.
With the help of a skilled Corpus Christi nursing home malpractice attorney,
however, you will have someone on your side who is versed in medical malpractice
and tort laws. They can help you prove malpractice and pursue the compensation
that you deserve.
Contact the qualified, caring attorneys at Bandas Law Firm at (361) 238-2789
today for a consultation.