Perris Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers

The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group is here to help if you suspect abuse or neglect of your loved one in a Perris nursing home or residential care facility. Although we entrust our most vulnerable family members to their care, sadly residents in these facilities are mistreated more often than most people realize. To learn more about your legal options call or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

Increased Risk for Nursing Home or Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect

There are certain factors that may increase a loved one’s risk for abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility. For example, residents that suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia have an increased risk for mistreatment because of their memory problems and communication issues. Other residents deemed difficult because of complex care routines or complicated health issues may also be more likely to be subjected to abuse or neglect in care facilities. Other factors that increase the risk of mistreatment in nursing homes includes:

  • Absence of an abuse prevention policy
  • Poor staff training and oversight
  • Stressful working conditions for administrators and staff
  • High resident to staff ratios
  • High staff turnover rates
  • History of abuse or neglect violations at the facility
  • Outdated facilities and inadequate building maintenance, and more.

If you identify any of these increased risk factors at your family member’s facility you should take extra care to watch for other signs of potential abuse or neglect of your loved one.

What are Signs of Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing home abuse and neglect can cause catastrophic injuries for vulnerable residents and in the worst cases even death. An unexpected or untimely illness, injury, or passing of a loved one can be a sign of mistreatment. Nursing home abuse can come in many forms such as physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. Common signs of nursing home abuse include the following:

  • Unexplained or untreated falls
  • Unexplained fractures, dislocations, or sprains
  • Caregiver refusal to leave you alone with your loved one
  • Unusual behaviors such as sucking thumbs or rocking
  • Bloody or torn underwear
  • Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases or infections
  • Missing cash or personal possessions from the room
  • Unusual goods, services, or subscriptions your loved one did not sign up for

Nursing home neglect occurs when a facility’s administrators and staff fail to provide basic needs and care, such as food, water, shelter, and medication. Some of the signs of nursing home neglect include:

  • Leaving your loved one alone in parts of the facility for extended periods of time
  • Unsafe living conditions such as fire hazards or lack of running water
  • Being unsuitably dressed for the weather
  • Living in soiled bed sheets or clothes
  • Bedsores
  • Unusual weight loss or dehydration

If your loved one has been subjected to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, your family is entitled to compensation for any injuries. The expert abuse and neglect attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group specialize in these cases and have years of experience successfully representing the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Perris.

Compensation for Abuse and Neglect Injuries

Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect can collect compensation for general and special damages caused by their injuries under the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. General damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life. Special damages refer to all out of pocket expenses caused by the abuse or neglect, which can include medical expenses, hospitalization, additional long or short term care, psychological counseling, attorneys’ fees, and medical equipment.

The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group can Help

Our Perris nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have a track record of success representing the victims and families of loved ones subjected to abuse and neglect in nursing homes in Riverside County, as well as throughout southern California. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of the law and the nursing home system because our attorneys specialize in these cases. We will perform an extensive investigation into your claims and if we discover any abuse or neglect of your loved one we will aggressively fight for the compensation your family deserves for this mistreatment.

Call the Office or Contact Us Today

Do you suspect abuse or neglect of a loved one in a Perris nursing home or residential care facility? If so, call or contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.

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