Family Of Attorney Who Fought For Justice Of Those Wrongfully Accused, Now Seeks Restitution From Nursing Home Where Father Was Abused

By all accounts, Attorney Don Brown was the kind of guy I sure would have liked to know.

As a smart and tenacious lawyer, Mr. Brown stood up for the little guys to make sure justice was done.  In the most well-publicized case he worked on, Mr. Brown exonerated Clarence Lee Brandley St., was was wrongfully charged, convicted and sentenced for murder.

Restitution From Nursing HomeEven after he received well-deserved recognition in the Brandley matter, Mr. Brown continued to serve the less fortunate in the community by representing those whom he believed deserved zealous representation.

Despite his legal accomplishments and community recognition, Mr. Brown found himself in situation many accomplished people find themselves in– in a nursing home.  It was at the Willis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Texas), where Mr. Brown met his demise.

According to Celia Brown (Mr. Brown’s daughter), within a mere several weeks at the facility, his physical and mental condition deteriorated so severely that Mr. Brown needed to be hospitalized.  Ms. Brown alleges that Willis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center mistreated her father in several respects:

While Ms. Brown’s allegations against the nursing home can be proved (or refuted) in court, I appreciate hearing about news stories, such as this, because it is important for us to remember that most people living in nursing homes today lived incredibly full and vital lives.  It is also a reminder that we need to stand up for this group who may be incapable of advocating for themselves.

For more information on nursing homes in Texas look here. For laws related to Texas nursing homes, look here.

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric