Pomona Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
You need skilled legal representation when your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing home or assisted living facility. It is unforgivable that some nursing homes and assisted living facilities take advantage of the people for whom they are paid to protect and care. Some episodes of abuse are intentional, while neglect is more often associated with negligence. Do not allow a nursing home to exploit your vulnerable family member. Let a skilled Pomona nursing home neglect and abuse attorney help.
Even the most thorough research on Los Angeles County nursing homes cannot protect you from what could happen down the line in the event of major staff turnover. Many nursing home healthcare workers are underpaid or undertrained, which leads to low job satisfaction and high turnover rates. With hundreds of for-profit nursing homes in Los Angeles County alone, you may not have the same staff a few months from now, let alone years from now.You Need Top Legal Representation in Pomona Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Our lawyers at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group have put our nearly three decades of experience to work for you by focusing on cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect. Many nursing homes turn a good profit, so there is no excuse to hire inexperienced staff or offer ridiculously low salaries to the most qualified ones. This is especially true for the staff who have direct contact with the patients. When an episode of abuse is uncovered, you can almost guarantee that it is not the only time it has happened.
We have represented countless individuals and families in Los Angeles County in cases related to nursing home abuse or neglect. Our top priority is ensuring that nursing homes are held accountable in these situations. Our legal team has a proven record of success throughout Southern California with these types of cases. Let us help build a strong case against the home involved if you believe your family member has been victimized by their Pomona nursing home.Pomona Nursing Home Abuse is More Common Than People Realize
Nursing home neglect and abuse is a problem that is on the rise countrywide. Elderly loved ones who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are at a much higher risk of abuse than those living at home with other family members. Some studies estimate that as many as 40% or more of older adults over 65 years of age will need nursing home care at some point in their lives.
Once your family member is settled in at the nursing home, regular visits are crucial to uncovering any wrongdoing. You should familiarize yourself with the potential warning signs of abuse or neglect as well. For starters, monitor the condition of their room. Is it always clean, or is the trash not emptied for days, or is food left sitting out? How are the towels and linens? They should be clean and changed often. Does your family member smell like they have not been bathed? What about bedsores or other pressure sores? These are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself when you are visiting your loved one.Common Types of Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes
There are four main types of abuse we see in nursing homes across Los Angeles County. These include:
- Neglect: Neglect the ongoing failure to provide health-sustaining care that results in harms like bedsores / pressure ulcers, dehydration, falls (fractures or head injuries), Infections, bed injuries, wandering/elopement, and other negligent care that causes injury.
- Physical Abuse: Physical abuse can include shoving, kicking, scratching, punching, and other unwanted physical contact. You should check for marks on the wrists that could indicate overuse of restraints. Intentionally withholding medication and food can also be physical abuse.
- Emotional Abuse: Yelling, insults, threats, and other humiliating comments are examples of emotional abuse.
- Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse in nursing homes is one of the most unreported and under-investigated types of abuse that occurs in nursing homes. Sexual abuse can happen with visitors and other residents. It is not confined to just staff.
Neglect may not rise to the level of abuse, but it is still harmful to a patient. Neglect involves not providing the standard of care to which the patient is entitled. This could be daily hygiene, failure to administer medical treatment as necessary, or keeping the patient from getting bedsores.Contact a Pomona Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today
If you need assistance with a nursing home abuse claim in Pomona, contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group today to schedule an initial consultation. Let us help protect your family member’s rights and hold the nursing home responsible.