Corona Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
Tens of thousands of California’s elderly and dependent adults live or receive care at one of the state’s thousands of nursing homes and residential care facilities. We expect nothing less than top-tier care for our loved ones when we entrust them to these facilities. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect occur far more often than people realize against the most vulnerable in our families and community.
If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Corona, it is essential that you speak with a legal expert in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group can help you investigate and pursue claims of nursing home abuse or neglect. Call the office or contact one of our Corona elder abuse lawyers to schedule a free consultation.Signs of Nursing Home or Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. What may seem on the outside like an unexpected illness, injury, or death may actually be a sign of nursing home abuse or neglect. Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse include the following:
- Unexplained broken bones, sprains, or dislocations
- Bruising, scars, or welts
- Failure to take medications properly
- Rocking, sucking thumbs, and other unusual behaviors
- Bruising around breasts or genital areas
- Stained, torn, or bloody underwear
- Unexpected withdrawals from bank accounts
- Changes in power of attorney or will
- Missing cash or possessions from your loved one’s room
Nursing home neglect refers to situations where the administration and staff at a nursing home or residential care facility fail to provide basic care and services to their residents. The injuries caused by neglect can be just as devastating to patients as outright abuse. Common signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Hazardous living conditions, including faulty electrical, fire hazards, or lack of running water
- Unsuitable dress for the weather
- Bed sores
- Soiled bedding or clothing
- Dirty living conditions
- Evidence of insects or rodents
- Unusual loss of weight or dehydration
- Untimely transfers or failure to get medical care
The attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group have represented hundreds of individuals and families who have suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, and we will zealously advocate on your behalf if mistreatment has occurred.Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Compensation
The elderly and dependents in California are protected by the state’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. This law provides victims of nursing home abuse and neglect with the ability to collect compensation for general and special damages related to their mistreatment. General damages compensate a victim for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life. Special damages cover all out of pocket expenses caused by the abuse or neglect, including medical bills, hospitalization, additional long or short term care, psychological counseling, medical equipment, and attorneys’ fees.
In cases in which the abuse or neglect was reckless or willful, victims may also receive additional punitive damages for the harm caused. Punitive damages is additional compensation that serves to punish the wrongdoer for their actions and serve as a deterrent to others in the nursing home system from committing similar acts of abuse or neglect against their residents.Our Corona Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers are Here to Help
Any claims of nursing home abuse or neglect deserve to be treated seriously and investigated immediately. Instances of abuse and neglect of the elderly happen every day with over 700 for-profit elder and dependent care facilities in California alone. The attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group specialize in nursing home abuse and neglect claims and have an in-depth knowledge of how the nursing home system in California works. We will aggressively fight for the well-being of your loved ones if they are exposed to harm or substandard care.
Our office proudly serves clients throughout Southern California, including in Corona and are happy to schedule a consultation of your case free of charge. We will fully investigate allegations of nursing home abuse or neglect and hold those responsible accountable for any harm caused to your elderly loved ones. We will aggressively fight for the compensation your family deserves after mistreatment in a nursing home or residential care facility.Contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group Now
If you would like to speak with an experienced Corona nursing home and neglect attorney about your suspicions of mistreatment of a loved one in a nursing home or care residential facility, call the office or contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.