Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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. […]

Can I Install a Camera in a Nursing Home?

Installing a camera in a nursing home patient’s room can bring peace of mind to loved ones, helping them ensure the resident is receiving proper care. But is it allowed? Texas is one of the few states with laws specifically allowing residents of nursing homes to install surveillance cameras, sometimes referred to as “granny cams” […]

Power of Attorney 101

            One thing we always ask potential clients is whether or not they have Power of Attorney over their loved one who has been injured. But what exactly is a “power of attorney”? It is a powerful legal document where you can designate someone you trust to make decisions on […]

The Basics of Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries, also known as bed sores and pressure ulcers, are an injury to the skin and underlying tissue caused by staying in one position too long. They tend to occur on boney prominences, which are areas where bones are close to your skin, like your ankles, back, elbows, heels, and hips. Bedsores are frequently […]

PT Investigates: Florida Nursing Home Loses 6 Patients After Hurricane Irma

Powers Taylor is investigating reports that  six patients have died and more than 100 have been evacuated to local hospitals from one Florida nursing home in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which hit the state last week. Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida lost power during the hurricane and as a result, the […]

The Economics of Settlement

Clients sometimes question why we want them to consider settling their claims long before the trial date.  Such clients usually view the litigation process as a type of war, so they equate settlement with a peace treaty, or even worse, a surrender.  They want to win the war and have a ticker-tape victory parade.  Settle?  […]

H.R. 1215: A Bill Against Medical Malpractice Victims

A new bill is quietly making its way through Congress that directly affects victims of medical malpractice across the country. Known as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, H.R. 1215 proposes a nation-wide cap on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice suits, sets limits on attorney fees, and threatens a right historically held by […]