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Fullerton Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group is here to help if you suspect abuse or neglect of your loved one in a Fullerton-area nursing home or residential care facility. Although we entrust our most vulnerable family members to the care of these facilities, the sad truth is that residents in these facilities are mistreated regularly. If your loved one is being abused, you need the legal representation of an abuse and neglect expert. To learn more about your legal options call or contact our Fullerton nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

Increased Risk for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

There are certain factors that experts have found increase a loved one’s risk for abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility. One common factor is if a resident suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia. Memory problems and communication issues make it hard for the victim of abuse to come forward and name the abuser. Other residents deemed difficult because of complex care routines or complicated health issues may also be more likely to be subjected to abuse or neglect in care facilities. Other factors that increase the risk of mistreatment in nursing homes include:

  1. High resident to staff ratios
  2. High staff turnover rates
  3. History of abuse or neglect violations at the facility
  4. Absence of an abuse prevention policy
  5. Poor staff training and oversight
  6. Stressful working conditions for administrators and staff
  7. Outdated facilities and inadequate building maintenance

If you identify any of these increased risk factors at your family member’s facility, you should take extra care to watch for other signs of potential abuse or neglect of your loved one.

What are Signs of Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing home abuse and neglect can cause devastating injuries for vulnerable residents and in the worst cases, even death. Signs of mistreatment can include an unexpected or untimely illness, injury, or passing of a loved one. Nursing home abuse can come in many forms such as physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. Common signs of nursing home abuse include:

  1. Unexplained or preventable falls
  2. Pressure ulcers or bedsores
  3. Unexplained fractures, dislocations, or sprains
  4. Failure to call a doctor or obtain medical help
  5. Caregiver refusal to leave you alone with your loved one
  6. Unusual behaviors such as sucking thumbs or rocking
  7. Bloody or torn underwear
  8. Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases or infections

Nursing home neglect occurs when a facility’s administrators and staff fail to provide basic needs and care, such as food, water, shelter, and medication. Some of the signs of nursing home neglect include:

  1. Leaving your loved one alone in parts of the facility for extended periods of time
  2. Failing to answer the bed call button
  3. Unusual weight loss or dehydration
  4. Being unsuitably dressed for the weather
  5. Living in soiled bed sheets or clothes
  6. Bedsores

If your loved one has been subjected to abuse or neglect in a nursing home he or she may be entitled to compensation for the misery suffered, or, in the event of wrongful death, your family may be entitled to compensation for any injuries. The expert Fullerton elder abuse lawyers at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group specialize in these cases and have years of experience successfully representing the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout the Fullerton area.

Compensation for Abuse and Neglect Injuries

Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect can collect compensation for general and special damages caused by their injuries under the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. Special damages refer to all out-of-pocket expenses caused by the abuse or neglect, which can include medical expenses, hospitalization, additional long or short term care, psychological counseling, attorneys’ fees, and medical equipment. General damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group Can Help

The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group focuses specifically on nursing home and assisted living abuse and neglect cases, so you know that you have experts on your side. Our Fullerton attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of the law and the nursing home system because of our specialized expertise. We will perform an extensive investigation into your claims and if we discover any abuse or neglect of your loved one we will aggressively fight for the compensation your family deserves for this mistreatment.

Call the Office or Contact Us Today

Do you suspect abuse or neglect of a loved one in a Fullerton nursing home or residential care facility? If so, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Call or contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.

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