Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Orange County, CA
Contact us to protect your elderly loved ones from nursing home abuse!
There comes a time when you have to hire professional help to take care of your elderly relatives. This usually means hiring an in-home individual to take care of an elder person at home, or they need to be moved to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). These facilities have experts dedicated to providing continuous custodial and supportive care to elder patients whose primary need is skilled nursing care on a long-term basis in the areas of Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County, California to discus nursing home abuse cases.
These facilities are supposed to provide 24-hour inpatient care and, at a minimum, include a physician, skilled nursing staff, dietary and pharmaceutical services, and an activity program
Nursing Home or Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse
In our experience, dealing with elder law and abuse cases, our lawyers have come across a large number of cases in which a staff member of the nursing facility was involved. Nursing home facility abuse cases usually involve physical and emotional abuse and if you suspect an elder is being abused at a SNF, you should look for the following signs to confirm:
• Inadequate healthcare
• Poor living conditions
• Worsening health
• Unexplained diseases or infections
• Marks from restraints
• Over-medication or over-sedation
• Bruises or broken/dislocated bones from falls
• Torn clothing
• Loss of personal property
• Unexplained behavioral changes
All nursing homes in California are licensed by the California Department of Public Health (DPH), and if you notice these signs in an Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) you should first report it at the DPH WEBSITE, you can also contact the local law enforcement for help.
You should also be sure that nursing facility has trained staff members and it is not understaffed before you transfer an elderly loved one. We have come across a large number of cases in which we found out that a family member was also involved in the abuse case, as difficult as it might be for you, you should consider reporting such a family member as soon as you find out.
Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys You Can Count On!
If you or a loved one is enduring abusive treatment in a nursing home, you can call us immediately for an initial evaluation of your case. Our nursing home abuse attorneys hold diverse and dedicated experience, we are resolute defenders of the rights and safety of dependent adults as covered in the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (also known as the EADACPA or Elder Abuse Act).
We understand that reporting abuse cases against nursing facilities; especially if a loved one is involved can be difficult. However, staying silent and keeping such things to yourself will do nothing but aggravate the situation. As soon as you find out that an elder is being physically, mentally, or financially abused at a nursing facility, be sure to contact Anthony C. Lanzone and James M. Morgan at 1-888-887-9777 for instantaneous assistance. We value all our clients and do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served.