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Need a Nursing Home Coronavirus Exposure Lawyer in Texas?

If you have a loved one who you believe may have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus in a Texas nursing home, you are likely wondering what your options are. You may have to deal with medical bills and, depending on the severity of the nursing home’s neglect, the cost and stress of rehoming.

If you believe that the nursing home was responsible for this exposure, you may want to consider pursuing a personal injury claim. Carabin Shaw offers free, no obligation consultations to see how our Texas injury lawyers to see how we can help you. Call us today at 1-800-862-1260 for a consultation.

How Do I Know if I Have a Case?

You may be wondering whether there is any point in filing a claim against a Texas nursing home, and if they can be held responsible for exposure to the COVID-19 virus. While some exposure to the virus is inevitable, nursing homes, as trusted medical facilities, should be doing all that they can to prevent it. Some of the precautions that nursing homes should be taking to prevent viral exposure include:

  • Limiting visitation
  • Enforcing social distancing among residents
  • Suspending group activities, including group dining
  • Screening all faculty and medical personnel for fever and other symptoms of the virus upon entry
  • Requiring all faculty and residents to wear facial coverings when outside of their rooms
  • Reporting all confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to local health authorities

Failure on the part of a nursing home to do any of the above could be considered negligence, from a legal standpoint. If you believe this is the case, look into nursing home neglect lawyers in Texas to help you decide whether or not it would be viable to proceed with a claim.

How Do I Know If I Need a Nursing Home Coronavirus Exposure Lawyer in Texas?

When pursuing a personal injury claim, your first step should always be hiring an attorney. The legal process is long and complicated, and a misstep at any point, including failing to file paperwork on time or speaking to your target’s legal defense, can lose what might otherwise be a viable case. Experienced Texas injury lawyers will help you navigate the difficulties of the legal system, organize the details of your case to make it as compelling as possible, and negotiate with the opposition’s legal defense. Having an attorney to present your claim will also show your target that you are serious about your claim, and it may make them more willing to settle with you out of court.

If you have already searched for nursing home neglect lawyers in Texas, you may be wondering how to decide whether one is right for your case, and we recommend you schedule a free consultation. In these consultations, you can talk through the details of your case with a lawyer and how they expect it to proceed. You can also ask about a lawyer’s record, and what types of cases they normally handle. Carabin Shaw offers these consultations by phone for free.

Is a Claim the Same as a Lawsuit?

A personal injury claim is a precursor to a lawsuit. A claim will only become a lawsuit if the parties involved are not able to settle out of court, which is very rare. It usually takes years for a personal injury case to make it to court, in which time parties usually settle.

These settlements are another reason why you most likely need a nursing home coronavirus exposure lawyer in Texas to pursue a successful claim: when a settlement is being offered by a private company, rather than a court-appointed judge, a legal representative will help advise you on whether or not the deal is fair.

If you believe that the treatment of a relative in a nursing home warrants a personal injury claim, call us today at 1-800-862-1260 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

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