SOURCE: Johnson Law Group

October 15, 2007 18:59 ET

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Johnson Law Group Urges Nursing Home Abuse Victims to Fight Back

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Nursing home abuse lawyer Nick Johnson of Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, is urging the families and victims of nursing home abuse to fight back despite the increased regulations imposed by many states limiting nursing abuse lawsuits.

"Many states are making it more difficult to sue and get monetary awards for damages from nursing homes," says Johnson. "As a result, fewer lawsuits are being filed and, not surprisingly, less is being done to correct the mistreatment of the clientele at the homes."

Many states have passed lawsuit "caps" that severely limit the amount of monetary damages that may be collected. The nursing homes claim that this helps them to better predict their costs with regard to liability-insurance premiums. However, the caps make it more difficult for victims to find a lawyer willing to take the financial risk of representing them.

In addition, many of the larger nursing home chains are breaking themselves into pieces called "single-purpose entities" therefore restructuring their businesses, which insulates them from liability.

The concern of Johnson and others is that without the proper imposed punishment, the crime may be all but forgotten.

Johnson Law Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and practices in all areas of personal injury law and focuses on nursing home abuse, maritime, offshore oil rig accidents, rollover/car accidents, mesothelioma lung cancer, PPH/Fen Phen, Paxil pharmaceutical cases, patent infringement, and Avandia in more than 20 U.S. states and Mexico. More information may be found at www.johnsonlawgroup.com.

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