When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you expect that they will be properly looked after. Unfortunately, senior citizens and nursing home residents are not always provided with the proper level of protection. Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities may be vulnerable to incidents of abuse and neglect for a variety of reasons. If someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be entitled to compensation.
OnderLaw is here to help. With our team of highly qualified Fontana personal injury attorneys, we’re well-equipped to guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit and seeking restitution for your damages. If you’re ready to take the first step towards filing a suit, call OnderLaw today. We’ll schedule a free, confidential consultation for you so that you can speak with one of our lawyers and determine the next steps in your nursing home abuse case.
Nursing home abuse is generally defined as any situation where a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility is mistreated. There are several forms of nursing home abuse. Abuse can involve either willful mistreatment or unintentional harm. The most common types of nursing home abuse include:
Nursing home neglect is generally defined as a circumstance where an assisted living or senior care facility fails to provide its residents with the appropriate level of care required by state law. Like abuse, neglect can be unintentional or willful, and may evidence itself in various ways:
If your loved one is a resident in a nursing home or other assisted living facility, it is important to familiarize yourself with the common signs of abuse and neglect. If you have further questions about nursing home abuse and neglect, or suspect that your loved one may be a victim, contact OnderLaw to discuss your case.
Several signs may indicate your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. While some of these signs are clearly visible, others are signs of mental and emotional distress. A few examples of things you might notice among loved ones who are suffering the effects of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
There are several steps you should take if you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. It is imperative to act right away, to prevent your loved one from suffering further at the hands of negligent nursing home staff.
If you suspect that your loved one may be a victim of abuse or neglect, you should:
The circumstances surrounding your loved one’s case can play a large role in determining what type of compensation you may be able to obtain. Factors like injuries, trauma, and damage to personal property may all be considered when calculating damages. You may be able to receive compensation for:
There are as many as six million instances of nursing home abuse across the nation each year, according to data from the National Center for Elder Abuse.
In California, 13% (twice the average nationwide) of all reports filed against nursing homes were reports of neglect, abuse, or financial exploitation, according to a report from the Nursing Home Abuse Center.
At least one in ten elders in senior residence centers experienced some form of abuse, according to a 2018 report from the National Center on Elder Abuse.
Data from the National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys claims that roughly 5 million elders are victims of abuse in the United States each year.
The National Council on Aging estimates that each year, victims of financial abuse lose around $36.5 billion across the nation.
At OnderLaw , we believe in putting our clients first. We have been recognized on both a national and local level for our dedication to the cases we take on. Organizations like the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Society of Legal Advocates, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers have recognized our firm for excellence both in and out of the courtroom.
Our firm understands how heartbreaking it can be to learn that your loved one has been a victim of abuse and neglect. You entrusted your loved one’s care to nursing home staff, and they should be held accountable for their negligence. Our compassionate attorneys have the knowledge and resources to investigate the abuse or neglect, document damages, determine liability, and aggressively seek the compensation your loved one needs to recover.
Pursuing justice for the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect can be challenging. When you choose OnderLaw to represent you in your nursing home abuse case, you’re choosing a law firm that puts you and your family first. We will fiercely advocate for your loved one’s rights and will pursue the maximum possible compensation for losses your loved one suffered as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Don’t allow the distress of a nursing home abuse case keep you from pursuing the compensation to which your loved one is entitled. Call OnderLaw today to schedule a preliminary consultation.