Palm Springs Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers

With over 700 nursing homes and even more residential care facilities caring for over 50,000 elderly and dependent California residents, there is unfortunately plenty of opportunity for instances of nursing home abuse and neglect. Even in high quality care facilities in Palm Springs incidents of abuse and neglect of residents has been reported. If you believe that a family member has been mistreated in a nursing home the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group is here to help. Call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Signs of Possible Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in serious injuries and even death to residents in care facilities. Even the highest rated nursing home can have instances of abuse or neglect, so you should always look for possible signs of mistreatment when visiting a loved one. The main forms of nursing home abuse are physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. Common signs of nursing home abuse include:

  • Unexplained broken bones, sprains, or dislocations
  • Signs of restraint on ankles and wrists
  • Bruising, scars, or welts
  • Unusual behaviors that resemble dementia or regression
  • Bruising around breasts or genital areas
  • Bloody or torn underwear
  • Impossible ATM withdrawals
  • Changes in power of attorney or will
  • Missing personal items or money from your loved one’s room

Nursing home neglect happens when staff and administrators fail to provide basic needs and care, such as food, medication, water, and proper shelter. Nursing home neglect can cause just as devastating injuries to residents as various forms of abuse. Common signs of nursing home neglect include the following:

  • Unsafe living conditions, including faulty electrical, fire hazards, or lack of running water
  • Unsuitable dress for the weather
  • Untimely transfers or failure to get medical care
  • Unusual weight loss or dehydration
  • Bedsores
  • Not bathing a resident or leaving them dirty
  • Evidence of insects or rodents

If you see any signs of nursing home abuse or neglect talk to the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group right away about your suspicions of mistreatment. Our in-depth knowledge of the system and the law can help you identify claims of nursing home abuse, and we will zealously advocate for the compensation your family deserves for the mistreatment.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Compensation

Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect can collect compensation for general and special damages related to their mistreatment. General damages compensate a victim for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life. We call them the “impact” damages. Special damages cover all out of pocket expenses caused by the abuse or neglect, including medical bills, hospitalization, and medical equipment.

Is My Family Member at an Increased Risk?

While abuse or neglect can happen to anyone in a nursing home, there are some factors that put certain residents at an increased risk for mistreatment. People with memory impairment are unable to remember certain details of abuse or cannot communicate with loved ones, making them more likely targets of mistreatment. In addition, residents with complex care routines or complicated health needs that are deemed more difficult are also at an increased risk for abuse or neglect. Other factors include:

  • Poor health of your family member
  • Functional dependence of your loved one
  • Outdated facilities and inadequate building maintenance
  • History of abuse or neglect violations at the facility
  • High staff turnover rates
  • High resident to staff ratio
  • Stressful working conditions of staff
  • Poor staff oversight and training
  • Failure to perform background checks on administrators and staff

If you identify any factors that may place your family member at an increased risk for abuse or neglect it is critical that you look for other signs of mistreatment every time you visit your loved one.

How Our Palm Springs Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Lawyers Can Help

Any claims of nursing home abuse or neglect will be investigated right away by our team at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group. By specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect claims we are best positioned to get your family the compensation it deserves after injuries caused by nursing home mistreatment. Our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys will not stop until those responsible for the harm caused to your loved one are held accountable for their actions and your loved one receives the proper care they need.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today

To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys, call or contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group today.

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