A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Fight for Your Family's Rights
Each year, there are more than two million cases of abuse against seniors in assisted living facilities. These numbers are staggeringly high. For the seniors who suffer and their families, our team at San Diego Injury Lawyer can help. If your loved one or family member has been mistreated or has suffered mental or physical abuse from staff members of an assisted living facility, a nursing home abuse lawyer from our San Diego, CA, practice can seek justice and compensation for your loved one. We can investigate and file a lawsuit to hold abusive employees accountable. To begin this process, contact our office online or call (858) 413-9228 right away.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
There are different types of nursing home abuse. These can include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
Physical abuse includes any physical harm done to a senior patient in a nursing home. This can include hitting, kicking, pushing, burning, and more. It can also include sexual abuse and improper care like starvation or failure to provide for personal hygiene needs.
Emotional abuse can include intimidation, neglect, isolation, and humiliation, among others. Financial abuse may involve a misuse of the senior’s checks, credit cards, or accounts; signature or check forgery; stealing money or personal possessions; altering financial or legal documents; and more.
Identifying Signs of Abuse
While the signs of physical abuse can be apparent, emotional abuse may not be obvious. Financial abuse may only be evident if you closely monitor your loved one’s finances. It is important to carefully observe your loved one for any signs of abuse. Doing so can help detect any improper behavior early on and prevent it from continuing.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering any form of abuse, you should contact one of our nursing home abuse lawyers as soon as possible.
Signs of physical abuse are more obvious and typically include bruises, cuts, burns, or even broken bones. These injuries may go unexplained by your loved one. Patients suffering from emotional abuse may become depressed or withdrawn. They may exhibit other behavioral changes as well. Closely monitoring financial accounts in your loved one’s name for unusual activity can help detect financial abuse.
If your loved one or family member has been mistreated or has suffered mental or physical abuse from staff members of an assisted living facility, our team can seek justice and compensation for your loved one.
When to Call a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If you suspect your loved one is suffering any form of abuse, you should contact one of our nursing home abuse attorneys as soon as possible. We can conduct a full investigation of your claims. If we find evidence of abuse, we can file a lawsuit on behalf of you and your loved one.
Our team will pursue compensation for the damages your loved one has suffered. This may include compensation for physical and emotional trauma, as well as any financial losses incurred. We have dealt with numerous cases involving negligent nursing home employees and have represented many clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We will fight to ensure all negligent parties are held accountable and liable for the damages they caused.
Hire an Advocate
If you suspect your loved one is suffering at the hands of an abusive or negligent nursing home staff, call our office at (858) 413-9228 or contact us online as soon as possible. Our team at San Diego Injury Lawyer can handle the details of your case and ensure that your loved one is treated with respect and compassion.