Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
Imperial County is home to only three skilled nursing facilities. One in El Centro, one in Imperial, and one in Brawley. It also has about 20 assisted living facilities and other senior services in the region. Any nursing facility, whether a nursing home, assisted living, or board and care can be civilly liable for failure to adequately care for its residents.What Does Elder Neglect or Abuse Look Like?
A viable legal case for elder neglect or abuse against a nursing facility can arise any time the nursing staff or other care providers fail to provide the medical care necessary for the resident, whether a senior or dependent adult, demands. Our Imperial County nursing home neglect lawyers have seen injury and death in wide variety of cases, there are some broad factual categories that most cases fall into.
Bed Sores or Other Skin Wounds – The development of skin wounds is always a risk for nursing home or assisted living residents because many residents spend much of the day in bed. All licensed nursing facilities should know this, and every resident should be evaluated for their risk of skin breakdown, and proper precautions must be taken, such as an air mattress and regular turning. Here at Southern California Nursing Home Law Group we have handled dozens of cases involving Stage IV bed sores and know the medicine behind them. Allowing a large bed sore to develop is almost always a result of neglect.
Preventable Falls that Cause Serious Injury – Anytime someone of advanced age falls the results can be catastrophic. Our Imperial County nursing home negligence lawyers have handled numerous fall cases, and, sadly, most of them were ultimately fatal. And though falls are not always the fault of the nursing facility, any fall that causes injury should be investigated to determine if the resident received an adequate fall-risk evaluation, and whether proper precautions were taken.
Delay in Obtaining Medical Care – Caregivers are required to regularly monitor the residents and notify a doctor of any significant change in condition. A failure to do so might constitute neglect or abandonment.
Malnutrition or Dehydration – A nursing home patient must be given adequate nutrition and hydration to sustain good health and life and must be monitored regularly. A failure to monitor the intake of food and drink and to provide adequate nutrition and hydration is actionable neglect.
Physical or Sexual Abuse – This hardly needs explanation, but any physical assault of an elder or dependent adult is physical abuse (and a crime).Bringing Justice to Nursing Home Residents and Their Families
For over two decades, our Imperial County nursing home lawyers at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group have been fighting for justice for residents who have suffered at the hands of nursing home or assisted living caregivers. We have brought lawsuits against many Ventura nursing homes and have recovered millions of dollars for victims and their families. We have a deep understanding of California elder abuse laws, stay up to date, and are highly rated. We are also well-known in the nursing home legal community.Imperial County Elder Abuse Resources
Ombudsman. Imperial County Ombudsman Office can be reached by calling (800) 231-4024.
Adult Protective Services. For emergent concerns about the health, wellbeing, or safety of an Imperial County senior, call Adult Protective Services at (760) 337-7878.
California Department of Public Health. For nursing home complaints, contact the California Department of Public Health. The local office of CDPH can be reached at (866) 706-0759 (San Diego South).
California Department of Social Services. For assisted living complaints contact the local office of the California Department of Social Services. The local office of CDSS can be contacted at (619) 767-3200 (San Diego office).Call the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group for a Free Consultation
To learn whether the treatment of you or a loved one rises to the level of actionable abuse or neglect under California law, call a qualified Imperial County nursing home negligence lawyer today. Our attorneys never charge a fee to discuss a case and will give you an honest assessment over the phone. Call anytime to (866) 607-1325 or complete our online questionnaire.