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1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Texas on
Q: My Brother had a stroke on sept 3rd, and passed away on sept 26, i was told 2 weeks later he had covid. what can i do

I am his next of kin, we were allowed to say our goodbyes without this knowledge

Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Oct 23, 2020

You should obtain your brother's medical records, death certificate and consult with an elder abuse attorney in your state. Sorry for your loss.

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Texas on
Q: My Brother had a stroke on sept 3rd, and passed away on sept 26, i was told 2 weeks later he had covid. what can i do

I am his next of kin, we were allowed to say our goodbyes without this knowledge

Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Oct 23, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that your brother passed due to potential nursing home negligence. You should consult with a local nursing home abuse attorney to investigate what happened. In nursing home infection cases, the liability usually arises out of a facility's failure to react to a symptomatic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Texas on
Q: Are nursing homes required to have insurance?

I was recently in a medical malpractice suit against a nursing home on behalf of my husband who is now deceased. The suit ended unfavorable as the nursing facility responded to having no insurance and was threatening bankruptcy. Are nursing facilities required by law to have insurance?

Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Aug 25, 2020

Shockingly, many states allow nursing homes to go uninsured, or to be grossly underinsured. This is a major problem because nursing home companies will spring up and then go bankrupt like a corporate shell game. They do this in order to avoid judgments and creditors.

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4 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: My father was in an expensive nursing home in Massachusetts -- a nurse gave him Covid 19 and he died, can we sue them?
Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Apr 21, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. My firm is currently investigating multiple cases involving COVID-19 deaths in long term care facilities. We are finding that some facilities failed to follow basic infectious disease protocol and violated the standard of care in allowing sick people to interact with... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I need a good lawyer in Dallas Tx. for alot of nursing home abuse/neglect including sexual crimes...
Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Apr 6, 2020

Sexual abuse in nursing facilities is sadly all too common. Whether the assault is staff-on-resident, or resident-on-resident, there are likely grounds to file a civil lawsuit. Seek out a qualified local attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse cases.

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3 Answers | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Colorado on
Q: Can a nursing home tell family that they cant come see their family
Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Jan 29, 2016

A nursing home can prevent a resident from seeing certain family members if they are a threat to the resident, but that rarely happens. If your family is being prevented from seeing your loved one, you should report that to your local state agency that deals with nursing home abuse. The NCEA has a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Missouri on
Q: should I contact the company's owner if the front line management won't address abuse in a nursing home
Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Jan 29, 2016

Yes, you can try speaking with the owner of the nursing home to stop the elder neglect. Another option is to report the nursing home abuse to your state agency dealing with elder abuse.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: what is the average attorney fee on a medical malpractice case (nursing home abuse)?
Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Jan 29, 2016

It depends on the state. In Florida, our fees are typically 33 1/3 - 40% of the gross recovery.

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