At some point, many of us may find ourselves putting a loved one in the care of a nursing home. We put our trust in these establishments to look after our loved ones. We love and care for our family, and when choosing to place them in the care of a nursing home facility, we hope that the staff will take good care of them and possibly even better care than what we could provide for them ourselves.
It’s an unpleasant surprise to find out that a loved one has been the victim of past, present, or ongoing nursing home abuse. You and your loved one may feel angry, stressed, and confused about the abuse, and uncertain about what comes next. If your loved one has been hurt due to nursing home abuse, or if you’re a nursing home resident and you’ve experienced abuse, you may be entitled to compensation.
A skilled and compassionate nursing home abuse lawyer can help you gather the evidence to file a personal injury claim on behalf of a loved one who was injured because of nursing home neglect or abuse. The San Diego personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw don’t take nursing home abuse cases lightly, and we will fight tirelessly until we can provide you and your family with the compensation and justice you deserve.
Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. You owe us nothing until we get compensation for you.
Following the discovery that nursing home abuse is occurring, it is important that you get in contact with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. They can walk you through the entire process of filing an injury claim, keeping you up-to-date with any legal or administrative deadlines, providing you with the resources you need, collecting medical records, and negotiating with insurance companies to secure the full amount of compensation owed to your loved one as a result of their injuries.
Though it’s possible for you to file a personal injury claim on your own, the process isn’t simple. There are elements of the filing process that you may not be aware of, or your loved one may be so severely injured or disabled that they are all you can think about. You may find that you’re unable to maintain focus on all that needs to be done to file a successful claim.
We at OnderLaw know that your top two priorities following an accident are getting the compensation you deserve and helping your loved one recover from their injuries. Allow us to help you achieve both while the partners at our firm work to secure the money owed to your loved one.
The legal team at OnderLaw boasts an impressive track record when it comes to results in personal injury lawsuits. Our founder and senior member, James G. Onder, has been involved in many significant trials throughout the nation and earned the first, second, and third highest-dollar payouts in the state in 2016 and third-highest in 2017. Additionally, he has won more than $4 billion in compensation for personal injury victims in major cases.
Many of our partners have impressive legal backgrounds and distinctions, and several of them have been recognized by prestigious law organizations throughout the United States. Martindale-Hubbell Peer and Client Review Ratings, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, and Litigator Awards are just some of the names our attorneys are proud to feature on their résumés. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum awards exclusive membership to an impressive 1% of lawyers in the nation. If you choose to have OnderLaw represent your loved one in their personal injury case, you can be assured that you have some of the best legal representation in the United States.
There are several reasons nursing home abuse may occur. Some of the most common causes of nursing home abuse include:
There are many injuries that may arise from nursing home abuse. Some of the most common injuries in these cases include:
The full amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on many factors, with one of the most important ones being the severity of the injuries you or a loved one sustained as a result of nursing home abuse. The most common types of damages awarded to victims of nursing home abuse include:
In order to prove negligence in the state of California, you must provide evidence that the action or inaction of another party contributed to your or a loved one’s accident. For example, if you or a loved one are a resident of a nursing home facility, you’re owed a safe environment. When you or a loved one are put in the care of the staff at a nursing home, you expect to be taken care of and provided with all that you need to live comfortably in their care.
Say that you need medication for a specific disease or ailment, and you’re provided with the wrong medication by nursing home staff, either due to willful or accidental negligence. If you develop undesired side-effects as a result, you may be able to sue the nursing home facility for negligence because the staff failed to exercise proper care and judgment when providing you with the medication.
In California, the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of injury. If you need to file a lawsuit against a city, county, or California state government agency, you have six months from the date of injury. If you miss the statutory deadline and file your lawsuit late, the court may dismiss your case. Should that occur, you will have lost the opportunity to pursue compensation through the court system.
Elder abuse occurs in the United States each day. Here’s what the numbers look like in the state of California:
According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten Americans aged 60+ have endured some form of abuse.
Data from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) shows that there were 21,685 calls made to the CDSS concerning elder abuse between April 20, 2020, and June 20, 2021.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that more than 643,000 elders required a visit to the emergency room for nonfatal assaults from 2002-2016.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of nursing home abuse in San Diego, call the legal team of OnderLaw or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.