Nursing home is a type of medical malpractice case because most claims fall under the Texas Health Care Liability Act. These cases require the plaintiff’s attorney to obtain a qualifying expert before filing a lawsuit or shortly afterwards to establish the plausibility of a breach of the standard of care. Texas courts have required this even when the injury had nothing to do with a medical standard of care such as when a patient is dropped by the nursing staff.
The most common lawsuits are for bed sores, dehydration, and improper wound care. However, the types of injuries patients suffer from negligent care in a nursing home is limited only by the imagination. Nursing home cases are often on the severe end of injury cases because vulnerable victims of nursing home neglect often die or suffer helplessly for an extended period of time.