Yorba Linda Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

With over 700 for-profit nursing homes and even more residential care facilities, California has one of the most extensive elder care systems in the country. The expectation is that our loved ones will receive the best care in these facilities, but unfortunately abuse and neglect that causes injury or death can occur regularly in many of them. At the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group, our highly qualified legal professionals specialize in nursing home abuse and neglect cases throughout the state. If you believe that a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect in Yorba Linda, it is critical that you speak with us right away. Call or contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home neglect occurs when a facility’s administration and staff fail to provide basic care to their residents, resulting in serious injuries and sometimes even death of the elderly patient in their care. What may look like an unexpected illness, injury, or death may actually be a sign of nursing home mistreatment. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect include:

  1. Bedsores
  2. Unexplained injuries or illnesses
  3. Dirty or unsanitary living conditions
  4. Evidence of insects or rodents
  5. Unusual weight loss or dehydration
  6. Untimely transfers or failure to get medical care
  7. Unsafe living conditions like a lack of heat or fire hazards
  8. Unsuitable dress for the weather
  9. Soiled clothes or bedding

Nursing home abuse is a more active form of mistreatment and can come in the forms of physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse against residents. Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse include the following:

  1. Unexplained broken bones, sprains, or dislocations
  2. Unusual emotional behaviors resembling dementia
  3. A surprising death
  4. Bruising around breasts or genital areas
  5. Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases
  6. Unexplained falls
  7. Signs of restraint on wrists and ankles
  8. Mysterious ATM or bank withdrawals

Having represented hundreds of clients throughout the Southern California and in Orange County, including Yorba Linda, the experienced attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group recognize the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, and can advise you if you have a viable case. If you suspect mistreatment of your loved one in a nursing home or residential care facility do not hesitate to call our office today.

Damages for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Victims can collect both special and general damages for injuries caused by abuse or neglect in he nursing home or assisted living setting. Depending on the facts of the case, criminal charges may be filed against those responsible for the mistreatment; however it is important to know that a criminal conviction is not required when seeking civil compensation. General damages compensate for the pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life, or, in the case of death, the impact caused by the loss of a loved one. Special damages cover out of pocket expenses caused by the abuse or neglect such as medical expenses, hospitalization, psychological counseling, and medical equipment.

Nursing home abuse and neglect victims may also receive punitive damages for reckless or willful mistreatment that goes beyond general negligence by administrators 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. Talk to an attorney to see if your case is eligible.

Increased Risks for Nursing Home or Assisted Living Residents

Certain factors can signal an increased risk for abuse and neglect of nursing home residents. Seniors and dependents that struggle to communicate or suffer from dementia like Alzheimer’s Disease are at an increased risk for mistreatment, as are residents deemed more difficult due to their conditions or need for complex care. Issues in nursing home staffing can also lead to an increased risk of abuse and neglect of residents. Problems like poor training, lack of background checks, too many job responsibilities, or poor working environments can all lead to mistreatment in care facilities. However, abuse and neglect can occur even in the highest rated nursing home or care facility in places like Yorba Linda, so you should always be on alert when visiting loved ones.

Talk to Our Office Today

If you suspect elder abuse or neglect of a family member in the Yorba Linda area you need the experienced attorneys at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group. Our office is one of the few that specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect claims, providing you with the expertise you need to pursue a claim. View our case results to see our track record of success, and we never charge for an initial consultation.

Do you think that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Yorba Linda? If so, call the office or contact us today at the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group to schedule a free case evaluation.

Client Reviews
"Honesty, kindness, and compassion are not words often associated with attorneys, but in this case, they fit perfectly! If you’re looking for an attorney for Assisted Living neglect or abuse, I highly recommend Southern California Nursing Home Law Group." Dan T., Temecula (Riverside County)
"If you have a love one who has been harmed or mistreated in these nursing homes, don't hesitate to get justice. Talk to Southern California Nursing Home Law Group, they will give you loving, friendly service with results." Schavonne & Tisa M., Hawthorne (Los Angeles County)
"The Southern California Nursing Home Law Group represented a claim for neglect and a claim for wrongful death for our family. We were very satisfied with the successful resolution of the claims." Joseph and Nancy S., Point Loma (San Diego County)
"My case was handled with professional, compassionate and total attention. We eventually settled out of court for a much higher amount than was originally offered. Thank you Randy, Luke, and Sarah for all your diligent attention to my case." Bayer, El Segundo (Los Angeles County)