You are probably feeling at a loss of what to do once you learn that your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Please remember that you can take care of yourself and take legal action at the same time with the help of Lanzone Morgan in San Francisco. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are entirely dedicated to this practice area, so we are never distracted by anything else. We can give your case our full attention and resources, so you and your loved one can more confidently pursue justice and fair compensation from the negligent nursing home facility or company.
Find out how we can help with your San Francisco nursing home abuse lawsuit. Dial (562) 512-5505.
When an elderly person in a nursing home or assisted living facility is intentionally subjected to abuse or harm, it can be considered nursing home abuse that justifies a lawsuit. When unintentional actions or the absence of necessary actions allow an elderly nursing home resident to fall to harm, it can be considered nursing home neglect. Both abuse and neglect are unacceptable and can be extremely dangerous or even fatal depending on the circumstances.
With our intentional focus on nursing home abuse cases, Lanzone Morgan is ready to take on any claim or lawsuit that you can bring us. Throughout our decades of collective legal experience, we have seen all sorts of nursing home abuse and negligence cases. We have also filed against defendants of all sizes. Trust us to handle your case, too, no matter what harm has come to your elderly loved one.
We can work on nursing home abuse cases that involve:
Elders can struggle with communication due to memory or health problems, which makes it difficult for them to report that they are being abused or neglected. Other elders might be too afraid to speak up because they don’t want to be punished for it.
If you visit or speak with an elderly loved one in a San Francisco nursing home often, then you might be the first person who can notice and report abuse. Pay attention to signs that something is wrong whenever you interact with them.
Subtle signs of nursing home abuse or neglect can include:
Remember that nursing home abuse and neglect can be physical, mental, financial, emotional, social, or sexual. If you spot an indication of any type of abuse, report it to the California Department of Public Health. The investigation that this agency can begin might be crucial to building your claim.
If your elderly loved one is at immediate risk of physical abuse, then you should call the authorities first.
Nursing home abuse and negligence might seem like something that just individual perpetrators carry out. However, investigations will usually reveal that the root of the issue lies with poor management and supervision at the nursing home. For this reason, when we file a nursing home abuse lawsuit, it will be against the facility and parent company that took one or many negligent steps to enable such harmful behavior and actions.
Nursing home companies and management can enable abuse or neglect by:
Please don’t think you’re alone in the fight to protect the health and rights of your elderly loved one. Our San Francisco nursing home abuse attorneys of Lanzone Morgan are only a phone call away.
Elders with mental and physical disabilities or difficulties are the most vulnerable to nursing home abuse and neglect. Many elders who are sexually abused in nursing home centers have dementia or another cognitive disability.
A nursing home ombudsman, also called a long-term care ombudsman, is tasked with overseeing resident complaints and concerns at a nursing home or assisted living facility. When we start a nursing home abuse lawsuit, we can connect with the ombudsman to see if they already have information that can help our investigation.
You can file a nursing home abuse claim or lawsuit against any nursing home that has enabled or harbored abusers, or that has allowed negligent caretaking procedures. No criminal investigation or charges are necessary to start a civil claim.