Memory care facilities in Dallas and elsewhere must abide by a high standard of care. If your loved one suffered mistreatment of any kind, including abuse, the memory care facility may be responsible.
The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will investigate your loved one’s abuse. For eligible cases, we will pursue the compensation your loved one deserves. We handle your case from start to finish and keep you updated along the way. A Dallas lawyer from our firm can help you weigh your legal options after abuse at a memory care facility.
Abuse May Entitle Your Loved One to Compensation
Abuse is an action that directly harms a victim. As a victim of abuse, your loved one may deserve compensation for the harm that they have suffered.
We will investigate the cause and effect of your loved one’s abuse. The harm caused by abuse can include:
- Physical injuries
- Psychological trauma
- Emotional trauma
- The financial cost of medical care
- Loss of joy for life
- Increased cognitive and physical decline
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we calculate the cost of these kinds of damages. We identify specific losses that your loved one deserves compensation for. These losses may include:
- The cost of medical care for abuse-related injuries
- The cost of relocating your loved one to a new memory care facility
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- The cost of counseling for your loved one’s mental, emotional trauma
- The cost of care in the memory care facility where your loved one suffered abuse
Abuse may cause different losses for each victim. We will work with your loved one’s doctors and counselors to pinpoint their damages. You may also inform us of changes you have noticed in your loved one since their abuse occurred.
We understand how damaging elder abuse is. We do not shy away from tough cases and will pursue the compensation your loved one deserves.
We Handle All of Your Loved One’s Legal Needs
Abuse may generally be a cause to sue a facility. If insurance applies to your loved one’s case, we will handle their claim from start to finish. However, we may determine that a lawsuit is necessary due to the serious nature of abuse.
Our team handles the entirety of our clients’ cases. This means:
- Speaking with your loved one’s doctors and counselors
- Reviewing video footage
- Speaking with witnesses to your loved one’s abuse
- Gathering evidence of abuse
- Documenting your loved one’s injuries
- Totaling the cost of your loved one’s losses
- Filing your loved one’s lawsuit
- Completing your loved one’s lawsuit
We will not request any payment directly from your loved one. We start their case without receiving compensation. Because our fee is contingent upon us winning compensation for your loved one, you pay us only if you win.
A lawyer from our team serving Dallas can take away the headaches of dealing with a legal case for your loved one’s memory care facility abuse. If you are interested, you can learn more about Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today during a free case review.
Cognitive Problems Raise Senior Adults’ Abuse Risks
Our firm treats elder abuse cases with the seriousness that they deserve. Anyone who abused your loved one must be held responsible for the harm they caused.
The journal The Gerontologist notes that risk factors for elder abuse include:
- Cognitive impairment
- Poor mental health
- Being disabled
- Being functionally dependent
Each of these risk factors could apply to your loved one. Residents of a memory care facility may suffer from one or more impairments. Anyone who abused your loved one may have preyed on them, knowing they were a high-risk target for abuse.
We will bring attention to the predatory nature of your loved one’s abuse and aim to hold all liable parties accountable for your loved one’s mistreatment.
Multiple Parties May Owe Your Loved One for Their Abuse
Our team will determine all parties that are liable for your loved one’s abuse. The following classes of defendants could pay your loved one for their losses:
Memory Care Facility Staff
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that two in three caregivers of the elderly reported engaging in abuse in a one-year period. These caregivers worked in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Similar patterns of abuse could exist among caregivers in memory care facilities.
We will investigate whether memory care facility staff:
- Engaged in physical, emotional, or sexual abuse of your loved one
- Acted negligently in other ways
- Failed to report the abuse of your loved one, which they were aware of
Any negligent staffers could owe your loved one compensation.
Memory Care Facility Administrators and Owners
Parties can be held liable for the actions of others. This legal standard is known as vicarious liability.
Administrators and owners of your loved one’s memory care facility may be liable for their employees’ actions. They could have also been negligent by creating unsafe circumstances for your loved one by:
- Hiring unqualified caregivers
- Failing to monitor caregivers and residents
- Failing to hold employees or residents accountable for abuse
If other parties participated in your loved one’s abuse, our team will hold them accountable.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a Free Consultation
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has been in practice for more than 35 years. We will rely on our experience and expertise as your loved one’s lawyer in their Dallas memory care facility abuse case. We provide a free consultation, during which time our team will answer your questions, address your concerns, discuss the details of your loved one’s case.
Do not wait to reach out. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 842-6336 for a free consultation. We want to ensure your loved one is not harmed any further by the abuse that they suffered.