Way to go Texas!

I received an email today – with the following link: http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/local/15805694.htm. The State of Texas is suing a nursing home for failing to care for the patients. Well I think that is a great idea – and here is why. Often times you hear people allege that the only people who win in negligence / malpractice lawsuits, are the plaintiff lawyers. Well – if the state is trying to enforce standards of care as well, then it means patient care will improve – and people will not claim the lawsuit is motivated by money.

Also, I think its great that a government would realize it is in their best interest, that nursing homes provide the care they are required to provide – which is the same care you pay them to provide.

In most of our Nursing Home cases, Medicare (and sometimes Medicaid) will come back after settlement or jury verdict – and take a chunk of the money to repay for the medical services they had to provide to the patient, as a result of the facilities’ negligent care. Well – if medicare or medicaid started filing the negligence lawsuits – in order to recover for their expenses, less people would think the suit was motivated by greedy attorneys – so I say, WAY TO GO TEXAS.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.