Hemet Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases in California. With over 700 for-profit nursing homes and an even greater number of residential care facilities, the opportunities are rife for mistreatment of our most vulnerable loved ones. If you suspect that an elderly or dependent family member has been subjected to abuse or neglect in a nursing home in Hemet you need to act immediately. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.Possible Signs of Nursing Home or Assisted Living Abuse or Neglect
There are many signs to look for that may indicate your loved one has been mistreated. An unexpected injury, illness, or even death can actually be a sign of abuse or neglect. Nursing home abuse can take the forms of physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse. The most common signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Unexplained bone fractures, falls, or sprains
- Unexpected death
- Signs of restraint
- Unexplained bruising
- Mumbling or rocking behavior
- Torn or bloody underwear
- Changes in your loved one’s financial situation
When a nursing home or residential care facility fails to provide basic care to their residents it can result in charges of nursing home neglect. The injuries and complications caused by neglect can be just as devastating to victims as outright abuse. Some signs of nursing home neglect include:
- Poor living conditions, including lack of heat or faulty electrical wiring
- Bed sores or pressure ulcers
- Dramatic change in condition
- Soiled bedding or clothing
- Dressed unsuitably for the weather
- Weight loss or dehydration
- Failure to obtain medical care
It is important to remember that nursing home abuse and neglect can happen at any facility, including the most highly rated nursing homes in the state. The Hemet attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group have successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Our in-depth knowledge of the law and the system can help your family get the compensation they deserve after nursing home mistreatment.Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
California law provides compensation for nursing home abuse and neglect victims under the state’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. Special damages compensate for the out of pocket expenses caused by the mistreatment such as medical bills, hospitalization, additional long or short term care, and medical equipment. General damages provide compensation for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
In cases where nursing home abuse and neglect rises beyond the level of negligent to reckless or willful behavior, victims may also receive punitive damages. This is additional compensation meant to serve as a punishment to the wrongdoers and serve as a deterrent to others who may consider similar behavior.
Finally, in the worst cases of abuse and neglect where the victim dies of their injuries the family may be able to seek compensation in the form of wrongful death damages. Wrongful death compensation covers all final medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and payment for the loss of love, support, guidance, and companionship of the victim.Learn More About How Our Office Can Help
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect of your loved one it should be discussed with an experienced Hemet nursing home neglect attorney and investigated right away. Southern California Nursing Home Law Group specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect claims. We will aggressively fight for the compensation your family deserves after suffering mistreatment in a nursing home facility and will do everything necessary to help you navigate this difficult time.
Our track record of success representing clients throughout Southern California speaks for itself, including in Hemet, and we never charge for an initial case evaluation. As part of our legal services we perform a comprehensive investigation of your suspicions of nursing home abuse or neglect and stay in constant communication about the case throughout every step of the legal process. Our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys will zealously advocate on your behalf until those responsible for the harm caused to your loved one are held accountable for their actions.Call or Contact Our Office Now
Do you suspect that a loved one has been subject to abuse or neglect in a Hemet nursing home? If so, call the office or contact us today at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys now.