Lanzone Morgan is always available to provide legal counsel and moral support to people who have suffered from nursing home abuse or who have loved ones who were abused in a nursing home. Our San Diego nursing home abuse lawyers only work on these types of cases: no distractions. Whether you need to start a claim or are a referring law firm that needs to hand a case to a reliable nursing home abuse team, we would be honored to see how we can help.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 45,000 elderly people will require urgent medical attention due to assault-related injuries, which often occur in nursing homes. Under the CDC definition and others, nursing home abuse occurs when someone has intentionally harmed an elderly resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility, such as by assaulting them. Nursing home neglect occurs when an unintentional act or a lack of action allows the elder to be harmed.
Nursing home abuse or neglect can cause in these forms:
Lanzone Morgan can work on nursing home abuse and neglect cases that involve any type of injury or harm. No matter what happened to your elderly loved one, we have the knowledge and resources needed to investigate the situation, build a claim, and pursue compensation when possible.
Let us know if your elderly loved one has suffered these serious injuries or another:
Thanks to our extensive experience with nursing home abuse cases specifically, we know how to accurately calculate the damages owed to you and your family. It might be possible to get compensation that pays for necessary medical treatments, moving your elderly loved one to a new nursing home center, pain and suffering damages, and more.
In many cases, nursing home abuse isn’t reported immediately because the elder who suffers from it doesn’t know how to reach out for help. Memory or communication issues can stand between them and the help they need. Tragically, some elders are too afraid to report abuse because the abuser has threatened them with worse violence if they do anything.
If you visit a loved one in a nursing home often, or you call them frequently, then you should pay attention to any signs that something is wrong. You might be the first person who can speak up on their behalf and help set things right.
Signs of nursing home abuse can include:
Report to California Adult Protective Services as soon as you notice signs of abuse or neglect. The agency can begin an official investigation, which can be useful when starting a civil claim later. If you are afraid that your elderly loved one is at risk of immediate physical harm, call the authorities first.
Nursing home abuse cases are typically not filed against an individual perpetrator. Instead, they are filed against the nursing home companies and facilities that enabled or harbored those abusers. Nursing homes have an unwavering obligation to ensure that anyone working with elderly residents is capable of performing the job to the highest safety standards. When they are not and an elder is hurt, either due to intentional or unintentional action, it is only right to hold the nursing home liable.
Nursing home negligence and mistakes that can enable elder abuse include:
Our San Diego nursing home abuse attorneys truly care about you and your family. Standing up to nursing homes for allowing or causing abuse is not just our job, it is our passion. We take pride in being able to stand up for people in our communities who need serious legal help, now more than ever.
Dial (562) 512-5505 to speak with a member of our team about a nursing home abuse case.
Elders with cognitive difficulties, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, are at a higher risk of nursing home abuse or neglect than others. Negligent caretakers are sometimes inclined to avoid such elderly residents because they “don’t want to deal with” the extra care that they need.
In California, a long-term care ombudsman or nursing home ombudsman acts reviews and considers resident complaints against the nursing home. In some cases, connecting with the ombudsman is a good starting point to uncover evidence of neglect or abuse.
Criminal charges or arrests are not necessary to bring a civil claim against defendants, including nursing home defendants in abuse lawsuits. Even if a criminal court rules that there was no criminal wrongdoing that led to the abuse or neglect, the right to pursue a separate civil claim still stands.