Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Fighting for Justice, Compensation & Great Care

If your elderly loved one has been harmed in a nursing home, either through neglect or abuse, then Lanzone Morgan and our Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyers want to hear from you. We are a law firm that is dedicated entirely to nursing home abuse cases. For even the toughest, most complicated claims and lawsuits, our team is ready to stand up for you and your family when it matters the most. Let us pursue compensation and justice on your behalf.

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What is Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse occurs when an elderly resident in a nursing home or assisted living facility is intentionally subjected to harm. Such abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, financial, sexual, or social. When an elderly resident is harmed unintentionally or is not protected from the abuse of another resident, the nursing home staff and organization might have committed nursing home neglect.

Nursing Home Abuse in Various Forms

Our Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorneys can handle a case involving any type of nursing home abuse or neglect. Now that you have found our firm, you don’t need to lose any more time or energy looking for legal counsel. Tell us what happened during a free initial consultation, and we can tell you if our firm is the right fit for the case.

We have decades of combined legal experience working on nursing home abuse cases involving:

  • Bedsores: When an elderly nursing home resident can’t leave their bed often due to an injury or health condition, they will need to be slightly moved often to prevent bedsores from forming. If an elderly person has bedsores, then it is often a result of caretaker negligence.
  • Fractures: If an elderly nursing home resident has suffered a bone fracture, especially a hip fracture, then it could be a sign that they fell over, possibly more than once. Multiple falls indicate negligence on behalf of the nursing home staff.
  • Amputations: Severe injuries or illnesses can result in medical amputations due to healing complications that are more common in elderly people. Call (562) 512-5505 immediately if you were notified that your elderly loved one required medical amputation for any reason while staying in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Sepsis: Infections must be treated quickly with antibiotics and routinely replaced bandages. If sepsis develops, then it could indicate that the medical staff at the nursing home is understaffed, underequipped, or inattentive.
  • Dehydration and malnutrition: At no point should any elder in a nursing home be at risk of dehydration and malnutrition. Even elders who refuse to eat should be provided the nutrients they need to be healthy.
  • Elopement: Elopement or wandering off the nursing home premises unattended is a “never event” in nursing home cases, which means that it reasonably should never be allowed to happen.
  • Sexual abuse: Our attorneys can fight tenaciously for you and your elderly loved one if they have been sexually abused while under the care of nursing home staff.

What Does Nursing Home Abuse Look Like?

Unfortunately, it won’t always be obvious that nursing home abuse or neglect has taken place. In some cases, the elder who has been harmed can’t speak up due to memory or health issues. In others, the harmed elder won’t speak up because they are understandably afraid of retaliation from the abuser. It might be up to the loved ones who visit or speak with them often to first notice that something is wrong.

Signs of nursing home abuse can include:

  • Repeated or serious injuries
  • Unexplained bruises or bedsores
  • Malnourishment or dehydration
  • Unhygienic living conditions
  • Fear around a specific person
  • And more

If you notice something is wrong and suspect that nursing home abuse or neglect has happened, then you should report your findings to the California Department of Public Health. This agency can start an investigation and possibly uncover more wrongdoings at the nursing home. Our Los Angeles elder abuse lawyers can then build your claim with the help of that evidence.

(Please call the police if you think that your elderly loved one is at immediate risk of physical or sexual abuse.)

How Nursing Home Abuse Happens

Nursing home abuse and neglect aren’t problems that just happen. With an investigation, it is usually revealed that the nursing home or assisted living facility staff and management are liable for it. Even if the abuse has been carried out by a single bad actor, the nursing home that employed them or did not stop them can still be the liable party for compensation paid to the victim and their family.

Nursing home abuse and negligence can be caused by:

  • No background checks run on staff and caretakers.
  • Not hiring enough caretakers based on the number of residents.
  • Ignoring reports of abuse or negligence from residents.
  • Keeping not enough or no security members on staff.

Get Legal Counsel That Cares – Call Now

As a law firm that only works on nursing home abuse cases, Lanzone Morgan takes every claim that comes to our firm to heart. Our calling is to help stand up for wrongfully abused elders in our communities and protect their rights to justice and compensation. Count on us to deliver effective and professional legal counsel that blends with genuine compassion and care.

For a free consultation with a Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyer, dial (562) 512-5505.

Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse FAQ

Who is vulnerable to nursing home abuse?

All elders in nursing homes depend on the staff to provide necessary care. However, elders with cognitive or physical disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse.

Will your nursing home abuse case involve an ombudsman?

A long-term care ombudsman – or nursing home ombudsman – acts as a liaison between the nursing home facility and its residents. The ombudsman assigned to your loved one’s nursing home could have important information to help us build the claim.

Can I start a nursing home abuse claim without a criminal investigation?

Criminal investigations into the nursing home and/or the individual who carried out the abuse can be helpful for your case, but it isn’t necessary. We can start a civil claim, even if the accused is found not guilty or never faces charges.

    Lanzone Morgan LLP Team has been a light for my family in a time when there was so much darkness. The professionalism with compassion made a very difficult time easier to deal with.

    - Joycelyn J.

    This firm was empathetic, informative, and patient with my family and me during the entire litigation. With their help, we received a fair settlement from the memory care facility and most importantly brought us a sense of justice and peace.

    - Stephen N.

    They took the time to make sure the nursing home did not get away with neglecting my loved one. Thank you Lanzone Morgan for everything you have done and for bringing closure to my family.

    - Lisa

    We were in extremely capable hands. Lanzone Morgan did an extraordinary job. The attorneys handling our case demonstrated passion for what they did and always kept an exceedingly positive attitude despite working on a very tough and emotional case.

    - Erica M.

    Lanzone and Morgan renewed my faith in the legal profession and represented me and my family with dignity and professionalism during a very difficult time.

    - Jill

    During what was a very difficult time regarding my Mother’s lack of proper care and treatment in a nursing home, the Lanzone Morgan team provided the empathy, compassion, and support one would receive from their own family.

    - Troy

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