Huntington Beach Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group are the preeminent expert attorneys for Southern California nursing home abuse and neglect cases. While we expect that our elderly and dependent loved ones will receive the best care in nursing homes and residential care facilities, abuse, neglect, and malpractice occur far more frequently than the family members of residents realize.
With over 50,000 elderly and dependent residents in California nursing homes and care facilities, there is plenty of opportunity for abuse or neglect of our elderly loved ones. If you suspect that a family member has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect in Huntington Beach, call or contact the office today to schedule a free case evaluation.Expert Attorneys in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Huntington Beach
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect your need an experienced attorney by your side to investigate your claims and seek compensation for any injuries caused. Our team of expert lawyers at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group have a track record of success specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect claims throughout southern California, including in Huntington Beach.
We will investigate your claims of nursing home abuse or neglect with an in-depth knowledge of the law and the nursing home system in California. If your loved one has been injured by abuse or neglect, we will aggressively seek compensation and protect your family member from further harm. Talk to our office to schedule a consultation today, as we never charge for an initial evaluation of your case.Signs of Abuse or Neglect in the Nursing Home or Assisted Living Setting
What may seem like an unexpected illness, injury, or death may actually be the result of nursing home abuse or neglect. It is important to know the possible signs of abuse or neglect for your loved one. Neglect refers to a facility’s failure to provide basic care and services to residents that ultimately results in injuries. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect include the following:
- Untimely transfers or failure to get medical care
- Bedsores or other skin wounds
- Being unwashed or having soiled clothes or diapers
- Unusual weight loss or dehydration
- Evidence of rodents or other vermin
- Poor living conditions like a lack of running water or heat
- Dressed unsuitably for the weather
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual. Injuries resulting from nursing home abuse and neglect can be severe and sometimes even fatal. Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse in California include the following:
- Unexplained and preventable malnutrition or dehydration
- Unexplained and preventable falls
- Signs of restraint on wrists and ankles
- Unexplained broken bones, sprains, or dislocations
- Caregivers refusing to leave you alone with your family member
- Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases
If you see signs of mistreatment, talk to our Huntington Beach elder neglect attorneys right away.Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Damages
Nursing home abuse and neglect victims can collect damages through the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act in California for both general and special losses caused by their injuries. Special damages include all out-of-pocket expenses such as medical expenses, additional care services, psychological counseling, and medical equipment. General damages compensate victims for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
In the worst cases of nursing home abuse or neglect, the victim may die from his or her injuries. Family members in this situation may also seek damages for wrongful death. Compensation for wrongful death includes all final medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and for the loss of love, support, and companionship of the victim. The cases can be substantial.
Nursing home abuse and neglect victims may also receive punitive damages for reckless or willful mistreatment that goes beyond general negligence by nursing home administration and staff. This is additional compensation for victims that punishes those responsible and serves as a deterrent to others who may look to abuse or neglect nursing home residents. Speak with an expert Huntington Beach nursing home abuse and neglect attorney today to learn more about whether your case qualifies for punitive compensation.Call or Contact Us Today
Do you suspect that your family member has been the victim of abuse or neglect in their nursing home or care facility in Huntington Beach? Call the office or contact us at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group to speak with an experienced attorney in the area today and schedule a free evaluation of your case.