Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

5 Common Types of Texas Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Having worked on nursing home abuse cases in Texas for as long as we have, we’ve seen just about everything come through our door. Below are the 5 most common types of elder abuse cases that we handle at Powers Taylor. Each and every Texas nursing home abuse case is different, but one thing remains […]

The Economics of Settlement

Clients sometimes question why we want them to consider settling their case before trial. Some view the litigation process as a type of war. They equate early settlement with a peace treaty, or even worse, a surrender. They want to win the war and have a ticker-tape victory parade. Settle? No way. What these clients […]

The Process of a Nursing Home Lawsuit

The decision to pursue a malpractice lawsuit against a nursing home can be difficult. If you are unfamiliar with the legal process, it can be frustrating and confusing. As an experienced nursing home litigation law firm, one of the best pieces of advice we can give our clients is to become familiar with the steps. […]

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 […]