Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

We’re Hiring!

Powers Taylor LLP is seeking a litigation associate for the firm’s nursing home litigation practice.  This attorney position will be responsible for managing a large volume of nursing home cases throughout Texas from initial case evaluation through settlement or trial.  This position will provide an opportunity to handle all aspects of personal injury litigation, including […]

Patrick Powers Makes D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

For the fourth consecutive year, partner Patrick Powers was named as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas. This exclusive list includes the top lawyers over 40 specialities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Lawyers must be nominated by their peers and then evaluated by a panel of respected lawyers before being selected. “It’s an honor every time […]

Coronavirus and the Risk to Nursing Home Patients

The novel coronavirus has made its way to the United States. A Seattle-area nursing home is dealing with an outbreak among patients, resulting in four deaths so far and upwards of 50 residents and staff who show signs of possible infection. The outbreak highlights the vulnerability of nursing home and assisted living facility patients when […]

Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

A recent news story out of Illinois highlights one of the lesser known types of abuse in nursing homes—emotional abuse. The nursing home is facing a lawsuit after two staff members allegedly taunted a 91-year-old dementia patient on Snapchat while at work. The family of the dementia patient allege that the two employees were waving […]

Texas Nursing Homes Rank Last in Care

Families for Better Care has released their most recent Nursing Home Report Card and for Texas, it’s not looking good. According to the rankings, Texas received an “F” rating and is the worst state for nursing home care in the nation for the third consecutive year.  For it’s yearly report card, Families for Better Care […]

Patrick Powers Named D Magazine Best Lawyer Third Consecutive Year

After another great year of litigating, partner Patrick Powers has been named as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas. He was named a best lawyer in the Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Plaintiff category. This exclusive list includes the top lawyers over 34 specialities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Lawyers must be […]

Powers Taylor Celebrates Second Appellate Victory!

More congratulations are in order for Senior Associate Meredith Mathews, who has received a second big appellate victory in a nursing home abuse and neglect case. This case centers around claims that Kindred Hospital of Fort Worth failed to monitor our client’s father, allowing him to develop severe pressure ulcers on several parts of his […]

Frivolous Lawsuits and Tort Reform

The phrase “frivolous lawsuit” is one we have likely all heard in our lives. It drums up an image of money-hungry lawyers filing unnecessary lawsuits that damage companies and impede on the growth of business. The phrase has been touted as the reason states need to enact tort reform laws that limit the ability of […]

Powers Taylor Celebrates Appellate Victory

Powers Taylor is celebrating a big appellate victory Senior Associate Meredith Mathews recently received for one of our nursing home abuse and neglect cases. The case involves claims that a nursing facility, Nexion Health at Duncanville, failed to monitor or supervise our clients’ father, who was a dementia patient, to ensure he was properly hydrated. […]

Powers Taylor Welcomes New Associate Attorney

Welcome Leda Juengerman to Powers Taylor!   Powers Taylor, LLP is very excited to announce the addition of a new associate attorney, Leda P. Juengerman. Leda graduated from Baylor Law School in 2016 and joins us after previously working in personal injury law. She will be working on our nursing home abuse & neglect practice. […]