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NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE



Everyone wants to be able to personally care and provide for a parent or other close family member. Despite good intentions, it can be very difficult for families to provide medical and other care to a loved one who has usually physically and mentally declined to a stage where round the clock care becomes necessary. Taking care of our elderly, can be very much like taking care of an infant or young child. The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home can often be a guilt and anxiety ridden process. People put their loved ones in a nursing home with the fervent hope that a good nursing home will provide humane, respectful and basic care and attention necessary to look after our elderly.  Nursing home negligence, nursing home abuse, and nursing home neglect, are unfortunately all too common occurrences. The average nursing home resident is often fragile and compromised on multiple levels. Nursing home residents are sometimes abused physically, or sexually, and can go neglected without anyone noticing. Many nursing home facilities are severely understaffed, staffed with improperly trained or untrained workers. Others often take shortcuts to avoid costs, which also means lowered standards of care for the residents of these homes.  If you have questions about nursing home abuse, nursing home negligence or nursing home neglect, call the attorneys and lawyers at Kane | Varghese. Attorneys and Lawyers are standing by live to answer any questions you have.



SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE


As with children, many nursing home residents, given their condition, may not be able to lucidly explain the horrors of their living condition in the nursing home. Many signs of abuse and neglect can go unnoticed, especially if there aren’t frequent visits by family or friends. Bruising, broken bones, and other physical injuries can be signs of abuse. Malnourishment, bedsores, irritability, moodiness, fearfulness, and other psychological changes could reflect either abuse or neglect. Other indications of abuse or neglect may involve a nursing home refusing to allow visitors to see resident, delays in allowing visitors to see resident, nursing home or staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor, keeping a resident in an over-medicated state, loss of resident's possessions, and atypical actions such as sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts or changes in banking practices or abrupt changes in will or other financial documents.


The medical care given to a nursing resident can also lead to nursing home negligence and abuse claims. There can be medical errors, failure to diagnose errors, surgical errors, medication errors, and management errors that can result in harm to nursing home residents.  If there are facts to support it, there may be actionable claims for nursing home negligence and abuse.  Call now to talk to one of our attorneys at the Kane | Varghese Law Firm.

If you or a loved one has suffered from such abuse or neglect in a nursing home, promptly move them to a safer location, and call the attorneys or lawyers at Kane | Varghese for guidance.



DAMAGES IN A NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CASE


A plaintiff in a nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, or nursing home negligence case, may be entitled to cost of past and future medical expenses, and future pain and suffering and mental anguish damages.  If disfigurement or physical impairment occurs to the nursing home resident as a part of the negligent care, abuse or neglect, then those call for additional damages allowed under law.  In the most extreme, or egregious cases, the law may allow for punitive damages in nursing home abuse cases | nursing home negligence cases (gross negligence), and nursing home neglect cases. Kane | Varghese attorneys and lawyers are standing by live, to answer any questions you have.



THE KANE | VARGHESE LAW FIRM AND NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE


Our approach is simple.  We are compassionate lawyers and aggressive attorneys fighting for our clients. Kane | Varghese attorneys are relentless in our pursuit of justice for our clients. Our team of attorneys and lawyers are highly skilled and qualified and provide highly personalized legal services. 

The attorneys and lawyers at Kane | Varghese will put experience and judgment to fight for you, or your loved one, who may have been the victim of nursing home negligence, nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect. 


THE KANE | VARGHESE LAW FIRM AND ATTORNEY FEES IN NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CASES


The attorneys at the Kane Varghese Law Firm handle all nursing home negligence, neglect, and abuse cases on a contingency fee basis.  What this means is that a client does not pay any attorney fees or costs unless we make a recovery on behalf of the client from the nursing home or other entity.  Attorneys and Lawyers at Kane | Varghese are on call 24/7 to answer your call. The legal consultation is FREE!


NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE AND FEDERAL LAWS


In the United States, the federal government is one of the largest payers for the care of the elderly. Medicare and other applicable federal programs pay for the care and nursing home residence of an elderly person who meets federal guidelines.  The federal government therefore, has a strong interest in this area. Numerous federal laws have been enacted to govern and guide how nursing homes must be run and how its residents must be treated.

Despite massive federal and state regulation, and periodic inspections, a vast number of nursing homes are fined and cited for numerous violations. Some statistics indicate that over 90 percent of nursing homes have been cited for violations in the past years.  Often times, state and federal regulation alone does not prevent or detect nursing home abuse and negligence.


TIME LIMITATIONS IN BRINGING NURSING HOME ABUSE, NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CASES


Nursing home negligence, Nursing home neglect, and nursing home abuse cases must be filed within two years of the date of the occurrence.   The statute of limitations expires two years from the date of alleged negligence in nursing home abuse, neglect, or negligence cases.

We have an attorney on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions about nursing home abuse, nursing home negligence, or neglect.


ABOUT THE KANE | VARGHESE TEAM


One of our founding attorneys, Dr. Walter Kane, received his postgraduate medical training from the prestigious Harvard Medical School and is a lifetime member of the Harvard Medical School Post Graduate Association.  Dr. Walter Kane is both an experienced practicing medical doctor and an attorney, licensed by the Texas Supreme Court. He is one of the few attorneys who is also an active practicing physician.

Every nursing home negligence case, nursing home abuse case, or nursing home neglect case, is personally reviewed by doctor and attorney Walter Kane first from a medical perspective. Dr. Kane, an experienced E.R. physician, has treated thousands of patients for trauma and injuries. As an E.R. physician, Dr. Kane sees wrongful death, injury, and trauma to patients arising from various causes. He brings a level of understanding to a legal nursing home negligence case because of his medical training as a doctor and his experience as a practicing physician.  As an attorney and lawyer, Dr. Kane applies both his medical and legal knowledge in the prosecution of nursing home negligence, nursing home abuse, and nursing home neglect cases. In other words, they cannot pull the wool over his eyes.  As a physician, he is the ultimate insider.  He gets it.


Biju Varghese, the co-founding attorney and lawyer for the firm, is an experienced attorney (Doctor of Jurisprudence, SMU School of Law, B.B.A. Texas A&M University) who has handled and successfully litigated several nursing home negligence, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases.  Understanding a nursing home negligence, nursing home abuse, or nursing home neglect cases from a medical perspective helps the attorneys and lawyers at Kane | Varghese understand medicine.  Kane | Varghese attorneys and lawyers understand the law. Using experience, knowledge and multiple levels of understanding, the attorneys and lawyers at Kane | Varghese analyze and put together a solid legal strategy to aggressively and relentlessly fight for justice for our clients. 

The experienced attorneys and lawyers at the Kane | Varghese Law Firm handle nursing home negligence cases and have successfully represented clients in nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and personal injury matters.


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