Licensed to practice law in Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas but can accept and prosecute cases in every state.
Ernest was born at Hill Field, Air Force Base in Utah. At the age of two his family moved to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. When he was five his father retired from the Air Force and the family moved to Lubbock, Texas.
Ernest attended Texas Tech University and received a bachelor's degree in Finance in 1987. He then attended Texas Tech University School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1990. Upon graduating from law school, Ernest moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to work for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. Ernest worked there until 1993, at which time he entered private practice.
Now leading the Tosh Law Firm, Ernest limits his practice to nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Ernest regularly consults with attorneys throughout the United States on cases involving nursing home neglect and abuse. He is licensed to practice in Texas and is available to practice in any state on a case by case basis. Ernest has extensive trial experience; having tried over 150 jury trials to verdict and has recovered millions of dollars from nursing homes that take advantage of our elderly.
Ernest is a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group. Ernest is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Ernest is a frequent lecturer on forensic accounting in nursing home litigation and has testified numerous times as an expert in this area.
When not working on legal matters, Ernest enjoys activities with his family; his wife of 29 years Tommye and their three children. Ernest is an avid long distance swimmer and swims open water courses whenever possible.
When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect that their needs will be met and that they be cared for. Unfortunately, negligence and outright abuse in nursing homes are all too common. Although many state and federal regulations have been established to protect the elderly in these settings, gross violations occur every single day, tragically compromising the health, well-being and dignity of some of our society's most vulnerable members.
WHAT TYPES OF NURSING HOME CASES DO WE HANDLE?
Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms. We represent injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving:
Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
Clogged Breathing Tubes
Malnutrition and Dehydration
Physical or Chemical Restraints
Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
Wandering and Elopement
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT?
Common warning signs of nursing home abuse or negligence:
Rapid weight loss
Unexplained bruises or other injuries
Sudden agitation or emotional withdrawal
Bed sore development
The substitution of heavy medication or sedatives for supervision
The inability of a caretaker to sufficiently explain the patient's condition
WE CAN HELP
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 877-460-0248 to set up a free consultation. One of our attorneys will be happy to discuss your legal options with you, and you will never pay fees unless we successfully resolve your case.