Who Can Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Neglect in Texas?
When you helped your loved one move into an assisted living facility, you undoubtedly did so with the expectation that they would be well cared for. So if you suspect or know that nursing home neglect has occurred, you are probably both shocked and betrayed. Nursing home negligence is a serious problem in America—and as our country’s population ages and moves into facilities at a greater rate than ever before, it is a rapidly worsening problem. If you and your family in Laredo have uncovered evidence of Laredo nursing home negligence, you may be wondering what to do now. If you’re asking yourself, “Who can be held liable for nursing home neglect in Texas?” or “How do I find a nursing home abuse lawyer near me?” then our Laredo elder abuse lawyers are here to help.When Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Occurs, Who is Responsible?
Neglect and abuse can take a number of different forms. For example, abuse can be physical, emotional, or financial. Determining the type, extent, and cause of abuse or neglect can be extremely difficult. No two abuse cases are exactly alike, and many elderly residents of nursing homes are in a position of complete dependence, meaning they may be unwilling or unable to relay the extent of the abuse they have suffered. Further complicating things, most nursing home residents interact with multiple nurses, staff members, and other residents every day. But when you are building a neglect case, it will be necessary for your lawyer to determine who should be held liable for your loved one’s mistreatment.
The following parties may be found partially or fully liable in a Laredo nursing home negligence claim. It is important to note, however, that this list is by no means exhaustive; depending on the scenario, other parties could be found at fault. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to pursue legal action against one or more of the following:
1. Nurses or Other Caregivers
If your loved one’s caregiver either intentionally harmed their patient or was negligent in their job duties, they can be held liable for negligence—along with their employer.
2. The Owner of the Facility
If the neglect or abuse occurred because of inadequately screening new hires, insufficient training of staff, failure to ensure that the facility met and maintained industry standards of care, or a failure to provide residents and staff with a safe environment, then the facility owner may be liable.
3. The Facility’s Staffing Agency
If the negligent caretaker was hired through an agency of some kind, this agency may be held liable for the abuse that was committed.Choosing the Right Laredo Lawyer for Your Claim
When choosing your representation, you should know that not all lawyers are equally qualified to handle nursing home negligence cases, which are often complex and difficult. Neglect is never easy to prove, and you’ll need a lawyer who has years of experience with personal injury law, as well as trial experience (in case your claim ends up in court). You should also look for an attorney with a winning track record and numerous positive client reviews. Finally—and perhaps most crucially—you need to choose a lawyer you can trust.
At Carabin Shaw, our Laredo elder abuse lawyers meet all these criteria and more. Our firm has been handling nursing home neglect cases in Texas for more than two decades, and our attorneys have a combined 200 years of legal experience. Carabin Shaw’s passionate and hardworking lawyers have secured our clients more than $500 million in compensation, and have helped thousands of Texas families get their lives back on track after countless tragedies. And we want to help you.
Your initial consultation is free, which means you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving us a call and learning how we can help. To schedule your free consultation with a Laredo nursing home negligence attorney, call our Laredo office today at 956-333-3333.