Jurupa Valley Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
The attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group are the preeminent experts in California nursing home abuse and neglect cases. While we anticipate that our elderly and dependent loved ones will receive the best care in nursing homes and residential care facilities, unfortunately abuse and neglect 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. If you suspect that a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect in Jurupa Valley, call or contact the office today to schedule a free consultation.Expert Attorneys in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, you need an experienced attorney by your side to investigate your claims and help you seek compensation. 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. 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 Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
What may seem like an unexpected illness, injury, or death may actually be a sign of nursing home abuse or neglect. Nursing home 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:
- Unexplained illness or injury, including fractures
- Being unwashed or having soiled clothes
- Unusual weight loss or dehydration
- Dressed unsuitably for the weather
- Untimely transfers or failure to get medical care
- Evidence of rodents or other vermin
Nursing home and assisted living abuse can come in many forms, such as physical, emotional, financial, 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 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
- Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
- Missing personal items or money from your loved one’s room
- New names on bank accounts or other financial accounts
The experienced attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group have represented hundreds of families whose loved ones have been harmed in nursing homes, and we recognize the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you see signs of mistreatment, talk to our office right away.Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Damages
Nursing home abuse and neglect victims can collect civil damages through the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act 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 elder abuse or neglect, the victim may die from their 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.
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 experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney today to learn more about whether your case qualifies for additional 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 Jurupa Valley? Call the office or contact us at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group to speak with an experienced attorney in this area today and schedule a free evaluation of your case.