If you or your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should contact the Modesto personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw as soon as possible to discuss how you can hold negligent nursing homes accountable for their actions and recover compensation.
We put our trust in nursing homes to deliver high standards of care for our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, these standards of care are often not upheld, or worse, nursing home staff can physically and mentally abuse vulnerable nursing home residents or be neglectful of the care they need. While any type of abuse is enraging, nursing homes and their staff taking advantage of those who are so vulnerable is particularly devastating.
If you or a loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact the Modesto nursing home abuse attorneys of OnderLaw as soon as possible to schedule your initial consultation for your case. You could be eligible for significant compensation that will allow you or your loved one to cover their medical bills and bring them into a better care situation.
Nursing home abuse or neglect can take several forms and is not simply limited to the physical treatment the nursing home resident receives. Varieties of abuse can include:
For each of the types of abuse and neglect, there are common signs to watch out for that result from nursing home abuse or neglect. These warning signs, broken down by category, include:
If you notice any of the above warning signs of abuse or neglect in a loved one living in a nursing home, you should contact a Modesto nursing home attorney as soon as possible to learn your rights. It is crucial that your loved ones are able to receive medical treatment for injuries and other ailments and prevent further abuse on the part of nursing home staff.
If you suspect abuse of a loved one in a nursing home, call the Modesto nursing home attorneys of OnderLaw right away. They can help you whether it is safe for your loved one to stay in the home until a suit or claim is brought so no evidence will be destroyed before it can be obtained. If this turns out to be the case, make sure that you do not raise any suspicion with staff at the nursing home and do not confront anyone that you believe to have been involved in the abuse or neglect. Staff should also not be made aware of any pending legal action.
On the other hand, your lawyer can also advise you when it is critical that your loved one is removed from that situation as soon as possible because they are in danger. They may need to be taken to the hospital to treat injuries and should be moved to another nursing home or placed with a trustworthy relative or friend to ensure that they are no longer vulnerable to harm at the previous nursing home.
Once that decision is made and your loved one appropriately situated, talk with your lawyer from OnderLaw. An experienced legal team like ours has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle your case while you make sure that your loved one is getting the care that they need.
If you can, be sure to document anything that you find unusual about your loved one or their living space at the nursing home, such as unsanitary conditions, property damage, physical injuries, unusual stains in bedding or furniture, and any damage to clothing. Document any injuries and the dates they occurred, as well as anyone your loved one seems to fear at the nursing home.
In order to recover compensation in a nursing home abuse case, a Modesto nursing home abuse lawyer will need to be able to identify the responsible parties and prove liability. Abusers, as well as their employers, can be held liable. Nursing home facilities can be held liable for the actions of their employees in certain situations, such as:
You or your loved one may be eligible for a variety of different types of damages to compensate you for your losses. Those damages could include:
As of 2015, about 110,000 Californians live in around 1,300 licensed nursing homes, and a further 150,000 live in a licensed residential care facility. 150,000 or more Californians are estimated to be living in unlicensed assisted living facilities that have a mixed record of being able to care for the elderly properly.
In 2009, the California Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes found that 13 percent of total complaints to the California Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman involved nursing home abuse and neglect, which is more than double the national average.
The Modesto nursing home abuse lawyers of OnderLaw have nearly two decades of experience fighting for clients who have experienced abuse in a nursing home setting. We have recovered millions of dollars for clients for their injuries that were caused by another’s negligence.
OnderLaw has earned many accolades for our work in personal injury law. We are proud to be listed in Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Layers, Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We achieve these results by treating every client with the respect and dignity they deserve, understanding their unique needs, and fighting relentlessly for the compensation our clients are due.
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact the experienced Modesto nursing home abuse attorneys at OnderLaw. We can discuss your case and your available legal options, fight for you, and bring those who have abused your loved one to justice.
Call OnderLaw today today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you and your loved one recover.