Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Defending Elders
Our Team Has Helped Families Receive Justice After Caregiver Abuse
We entrust our loved ones into the care of nursing homes and assisted-care facilities that promise to provide medical attention and round-the-clock support. The reality of what residents receive is often very different. When for-profit nursing homes put profit over people, they tend to:
- Understaff facilities
- Hire unskilled workers who will take low pay
- Admit too many patients
- Court residents with high-care needs even if they do not have the resources to help them
An overworked and understaffed environment is prone to mistakes, poor hygiene, and in some cases, deliberate abuse. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of abusive treatment consult an attorney about the situation.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Residents of these facilities may be victims of financial abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and medical malpractice. The aggressors can be caregivers or other residents, and often vulnerable patients who have no recourse are targeted. Signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Poor grooming
- Unexplained falls and broken bones
- Bruises and wounds
- Rapid weight loss
- Reluctance to communicate or obvious fear
- Restraint injuries
- Soiled bed linens or clothing
- Bedsores (also known as pressure sores)
- Need for sudden emergency treatment
- Unexpected death
In cases of financial abuse, your loved one may not even know what is happening. Watch for the disappearance of personal possessions or cash and unexplained expenditures from bank accounts if you suspect they are being taken advantage of.
Don't Wait to Get Help
Elders become more vulnerable as they age and, the more they depend on others for daily care, the more easily they may be abused. Our Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyers are committed to protecting the elderly's right to access appropriate care and be treated and with respect. We are prepared to take action on behalf of anyone who is being victimized
Both federal and state laws protect residents of nursing homes from abuse. If you believe your loved one is not receiving appropriate care, but don’t feel the nursing staff are listening to you or making changes to their care plan, contact our office for help. We can work with you to investigate and identify potential abuse and provide legal guidance as you consider your choices.
If you are looking for a Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyer with a track record of results, call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 or reach out online for a free consultation today.