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Office: 817.275.4100
Fax: 817.275.4106

2301 E Lamar Blvd.
Suite 175
Arlington, Texas 76006
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Medical Malpractice, Prescription Error & Nursing Home Neglect

Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of a doctor's, nurse's or hospital's negligence? Did you needlessly suffer due to a wrong diagnosis, inattentive staff or medical errors in treatment? Sometimes patients may not even know their injuries were caused by negligence or malpractice. This is especially the case in nursing homes, where elderly and incapacitated residents may not have the capacity to stand up for themselves. Jim Ross & Associates, P.C. has the experience and resources that can assist you in protecting your rights as a patient.

Here are a few troublesome indicators that may alert you to medical negligence:

Bed sores -- Also known as pressure sores, are caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body. For a bedsore to form, the pressure must persists for hours and even days, which means that appropriate attention is not being given to the resident. Bed sores are always an indicator of nursing home negligence, as they are preventable with proper attention and turning. Left untreated, they can be painful and cause serious infections, or death.

Soiling and Poor Hygiene -- The smell of urine or feces, or ratty and stained sheets, are obvious signs of nursing home and medical neglect. These conditions are serious, preventable, and should not be tolerated or ignored.

Open Wounds -- Untended wounds or unusual bruises are serious signs of neglect. Wounds must be cleaned and treated promptly to prevent infection. Unusual bruises could be signs of abuse. Call an attorney promptly.

Dehydration & Malnutrition -- Dementia and fragility due to dehydration or malnutrition can cause many serious medical situations, including falls, broken bones, and the loss of one's ability to respond to his or her own bodily needs. It is the nursing home's responsibility to facilitate see to the dietary and hydration needs of a resident.

Emotional Abuse -- Attempts to frighten, ignore, or isolate a resident are a serious form of emotional abuse and the resident is entitled to compensation.

If you feel that you or someone you care for is the victim of nursing home neglect, call Jim Ross & Associates, P.C. at 817-275-4100 and schedule a free consultation.