Lompoc Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
When you select a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you should be able to expect that the staff members at the facility will provide a high level of care. Yet nursing home abuse and neglect occurs more often than most people in Lompoc would expect, and it can be difficult to know whether a skilled nursing home or assisted-living facility can provide quality care to seniors. Regardless of the cost of a nursing home or its past safety and health record, a resident can suffer injuries as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect. When a resident at one of these facilities gets hurt, the facility may be liable.
While seniors and their families can research a facility’s history of care and patient safety violations, it is important to be on alert for any signs of elder abuse and neglect. The experienced Lompoc nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group can evaluate your case and can discuss your options for filing a lawsuit against the facility.How Your Lompoc Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer can Help
With more than 20 years of experience serving individuals and families in Southern California nursing home abuse claims, our dedicated Lompoc nursing home neglect lawyers can advocate for you at every stage of your nursing home abuse claim. When you get in touch for a free consultation, we can assess the merits of your case and help you to understand whether your situation requires legal action. If a facility is liable for nursing home abuse or neglect, we can discuss your options for moving forward, which may include filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the nursing home or assisted-living facility.
Once you file a claim, our Lompoc elder neglect lawyers will gather evidence to show that the facility violated the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA). This law has been in place in California for decades, and it is specifically designed to protect elderly residents of nursing homes from abuse. When a facility hires staff members who intentionally harm a patient, or when a nursing home fails to adequately staff its facility and residents suffer injuries as a result of neglect, this law allows the injured resident or her family to hold the facility accountable. We want to ensure that you obtain the financial compensation you deserve to compensate for losses from nursing home abuse and neglect, and we also want to ensure that the facility is held accountable for the devastating harm it has caused.Common Injuries in Lompoc Nursing Home Abuse Cases
According to U.S. News & World Report, there are three nursing homes located specifically in Lompoc, and 16 additional facilities in Santa Barbara County that routinely serve residents of Lompoc. Additional assisted-living facilities and other residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) house seniors from the Lompoc area. In these nursing homes and other care facilities, elder abuse and neglect can lead to many different types of injuries, including but not limited to the following:
- Bedsores caused by nursing home neglect;
- Fractures or broken bones caused by physical abuse, or resulting from falls due to passive neglect;
- Pressure marks, burns, and abrasions due to physical abuse or mistreatment, including confinement;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and other emotional consequences of psychological abuse;
- Weight loss, malnourishment, and dehydration caused by passive neglect or willful deprivation in a Lompoc nursing home; and
- Sexually transmitted infections caused by sexual abuse at the hands of a caregiver or another resident of the facility.
These injuries result from many different types of elder abuse, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.Contact a Lompoc Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Nobody should have to experience harm in a nursing home or assisted-living facility. Yet residents and patients at these facilities routinely sustain injuries because of intentional wrongdoing or negligence at the nursing home or assisted-living facility. In some situations, a staff member may be liable in addition to the facility itself. It is important to get in touch with our Lompoc nursing home abuse lawyers as soon as possible to learn more about your options.
Our experienced and compassionate elder abuse advocates can assess your case today, and we can help you to determine what your options might be for filing a lawsuit. Contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group today by calling us at (866) 607-1325 or filling out our online questionnaire.