Nursing homes can be a great option for senior citizens who are no longer able to care for themselves. The medical care, amenities, and social events they offer provide elderly people with comfort in the late stages of their lives. Unfortunately, some senior care facilities take advantage of their residents. Each year, thousands of elderly folks are abused or neglected in nursing homes across the country.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you know how devastating such circumstances can be. It’s possible that you might be entitled to some compensation due to your or your loved one’s injuries.
The Sacramento personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw are ready to help you claim the restitution you deserve. Since 2002, we’ve been fighting for seniors’ rights in nursing home abuse cases, receiving court awards and reaching impressive settlements for our clients.
Are you ready to begin your journey toward justice? Give OnderLaw a call today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We’ll put you in contact with one of our attorneys to help you determine what to do next in your nursing home abuse case.
Any instance where a senior care facility fails to provide the level of care or specific services they are legally required to provide is considered nursing home neglect. Sometimes this failure to provide is unintentional, but sometimes patients are deliberately neglected. A few examples of nursing home neglect include:
Nursing home abuse is any instance where a nursing home resident is mistreated. Like neglect, this can be unintentional harm, though reports of nursing home abuse involve willful mistreatment more often than not. A few examples of nursing home abuse include:
If you have a loved one whom you suspect is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, there are a few signs to look for. These signs can be visible, such as the symptoms of their physical health, or emotional, such as the symptoms related to their mental health. A few things to look for if you suspect your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse or neglect include:
If you suspect someone is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, regardless of how you are connected to them, there are several things you can do to help. Failing to act once you have been made aware of an abusive or neglectful situation can be very harmful, and in some cases, can be considered neglect in its own right. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, you can take the following steps:
When determining what kind of compensation you can expect for your nursing home abuse/neglect claim, there are several factors to consider. The types of losses or damages you’re seeking reimbursement for play a large role in determining the kind of compensation you can expect. You may seek compensation for one or both of the following types of damages in your nursing home abuse/neglect claim:
According to data from the Nursing Home Abuse Center, 13% of all reports (nearly double the national average) filed against nursing homes in California were reports of neglect, abuse, or financial exploitation.
Data from the National Center for Elder Abuse reflects that there are over six million cases of abuse nationwide each year.
A 2018 report from the National Center for Elder Abuse claims that one in ten elders in senior residence centers experienced some form of abuse.
At OnderLaw, we believe in fighting for justice for our clients. Our dedication to excellence has been meeting the needs of our clients for over nineteen years and has received both local and national acclaim. Several of our attorneys have been given prestigious Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC™ Litigator Awards™, have received Superb ratings on SuperLawyer.com, and are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Another of our personal injury attorneys, Breanna L. Hunt, has been dedicated to representing those who do not have a voice of their own. Hunt, a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, has fought for equal rights, environmental policy, and equal representation throughout her career. Hunt’s legal prowess and belief in justice contribute to the excellence that has come to be associated with the OnderLaw name.
Dealing with the devastating effects of nursing home abuse and neglect can be a trying process. Besides having to gather evidence, deal with insurance companies, and build a case, it can be extremely difficult to experience such abuse, whether on your own or through the eyes of a loved one.
At OnderLaw, we are ready to help you seek the justice you deserve. Don’t let the fear of a long legal process or a lack of financial resources keep you from pursuing compensation. Give us a call today. We’ll set up a free, confidential consultation and help you decide what’s best in your nursing home abuse or neglect case.