Questions About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

I don’t know if I have a nursing home abuse or neglect case – how do I find out?

If you believe that your elderly family member has been injured due to neglect or abuse at a nursing home, long-term care facility, or home health company, call us today. We will provide you with a free consultation and have an experienced nursing home abuse attorney review the facts of your case. Fill out the contact form on this page, or call us at 214-239-8900 today. Do not wait, time limits may affect how long you have to file your case. The time to act is NOW.

I see that you are based in Texas – do you handle cases just in Texas or nationwide?

Our attorneys handle nursing home abuse and neglect cases nationwide. While the majority of our cases are in Texas, we regularly represent elderly patients and their families in state and federal courts across the country.

If I hire Powers Taylor to represent my family, how much will this cost us?

Nothing – if we don’t collect for you, you owe us nothing. We represent injured nursing home residents and their families on what is commonly referred to as a contingency fee basis. Under this form of legal representation, Powers Taylor advances all case costs and expenses, such as expert fees, costs of medical research and investigation, and filing fees while prosecuting your case. If we recover a judgment or settlement for you and your loved one, we get paid a percentage – a contingency fee – of the recovery, and our case expenses are reimbursed. If we do not recover anything in your case – you do not owe us anything.

Can I report the nursing home to any state or federal agency?

Yes – if you suspect abuse or neglect at a nursing home in Texas, call the Texas Department of Human Services at 1.800.458.9858.

I have been told by other lawyers that they will not take my case, why?

While the facts and circumstances of each case will differ, many attorneys are unwilling to handle cases involving abuse or neglect of elderly patients in nursing homes. This happens for a variety of reasons, but in our experience there are two main causes of this – inadequate knowledge of the law regarding nursing home litigation and oppressive tort reform. Nursing home cases are unique and require that an attorney know both medical malpractice law and law specific to nursing home and long-term care institutions. The attorneys at Powers Taylor have extensive knowledge in both of these areas. The second compounding problem is tort reform. In many states, such as Texas, there are laws that cap damages for those injured by abuse or neglect, statutes that require those bringing a case of nursing home malpractice meet certain timing and disclosure deadlines, and other rules that make bringing these types of cases difficult.

I know other attorneys who handle litigation cases – why should I hire you?

That’s a fair question. We know that if your elderly family member has suffered an injury due to abuse or neglect in a nursing home or long-term care facility, you want justice and you want the right attorneys to prosecute your case. We are the right attorneys. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience, we have tried over 300 cases to verdict, and most importantly we care about representing the families and victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. What makes us highly unique is the fact that many of our attorneys have defended personal injury cases involving medical malpractice and worked for the insurance companies. Our attorneys are also highly credentialed – we have clerked for the Supreme Court of Texas, worked for some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, and have received honors and awards from numerous state and national organizations. We are confident that if you compare our experience, background, honors and awards against any other attorney — we are hands down the right choice. Let us show you what we can do.

Call us today for a free consultation.