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Arlington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

When deciding to place your loved one in a nursing home, you made the best possible decision with the information that you had at the time. Unfortunately, some assisted living facilities have become adept at hiding elder abuse and neglect from families, leading them to believe that everything is fine even while their family members are being actively harmed behind closed doors.

If your loved one was harmed by the staff members who were supposed to care for them, we encourage you to reach out to Buckingham & Vega Law Firm. We’ll match you with an Arlington nursing home abuse lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Contact our team today by calling (505) 388-0066 to get started. 

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

Texas Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

The outlook for nursing home residents is less than ideal in the Lone Star State. In 2019, Texas was ranked last in the nation for quality of nursing home care for the third time in a row. The Austin-based advocacy group that performed the study found that:

  • Approximately 90% of nursing homes hire fewer than the minimum number of required caregivers
  • Texas only improved its nursing home staff levels by four minutes of care per day per resident between 2018 and 2019
  • 1 of every 5 nursing homes were cited for abuse, mistreatment, or neglect

The above statistics are unacceptable. Our family members deserve better than to suffer psychological harm, physical injuries, and inadequate health care in the one place they’re supposed to be cared for.

The nursing home abuse lawyers from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm have extensive experience holding residential facilities liable for abusive and negligent care, including intentional acts of abuse committed by staff members as well as by other residents.

Nursing Home Neglect vs. Nursing Home Abuse

The terms “nursing home abuse” and “nursing home negligence” are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two different types of harm.

  • Nursing home abuse refers to the intentional harm afflicted on a resident.
  • Nursing home neglect refers to the failure to provide and meet a resident’s basic needs, including medical care.

Abuse and neglect can go hand-in-hand with one another. If you suspect that your loved one is being harmed in any way while under the care of a residential facility, do not be afraid to speak up. You could be the only person that stands between them and nursing home malpractice.

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Arlington, TX who are willing to fight for those who have been abused or suffered neglect at the hands of their caregivers.

Identifying Signs of Elder Abuse

Even if your loved one appears to be happy and well cared for, you should never stop monitoring them for signs that they are being abused, neglected, or otherwise harmed. Our elder abuse lawyers recommend dropping by unexpectedly and at different times of the day and week. Do not allow the nursing home to recognize a pattern in your visiting hours, as this can make it easier for them to conceal abuse or neglect.

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When To Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Abuse in any form can significantly shorten the expected lifespan of an elderly patient in a nursing home facility, so taking legal action sooner rather than later is almost always the most appropriate course of action. In most cases, it is not advisable to pursue litigation without the guidance of a lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases related to the abuse, neglect, and mistreatment of nursing home residents. If in doubt, we recommend working with an attorney if any of the following apply to your claim:

  • Damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, or mental anguish are particularly steep.
  • The facility is denying liability or protecting its abusive nursing home staff.
  • Your loved one has memory problems that make it difficult to recount exactly what happened.
  • The case is particularly complex and may head to court.
  • You’re unsure of how to collect evidence that proves injuries were the result of abuse rather than an accident.

Arlington nursing homes and assisted living facilities are supposed to be safe environments in which our loved ones can enjoy their remaining years while receiving top notch care. When these facilities fail to uphold their promises to care for our loved ones, it is up to families and their respective attorneys to hold them accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

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