Elder Care & Nursing Home Abuse
The people who live in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable people in the U.S. That’s why it’s vital that those responsible for caring for them take their jobs seriously, and take proper care of the residents who rely on them without violating their position of trust.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more prevalent than many people realize, and it can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. Where abuse or neglect is discovered, it’s important to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to ensure your rights and your loved one’s rights are protected.
Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse and neglect occur when the people who run or work in nursing homes fail to provide a proper standard of care for the residents, or physical abuse or otherwise mistreat them. The first step in fighting abuse-and in filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit-is recognizing the signs that abuse or neglect is occurring. Among the signs to watch for:
- Open wounds
- Poor personal hygiene
- Dirty rooms
- Untreated bedsores
- Broken personal items
- Excessive, unexplained weight loss
- Isolation of the resident
- Unexplained changes in resident’s medication
- Use of restraints
- Changes in resident’s personality
Elder abuse law is explicit, and it prohibits any employee or worker in a nursing home from engaging in physical, sexual, emotional or mental abuse. Theft and medication malpractice are also common problems. Violations of these laws can result in a nursing home abuse lawsuit being filed against those responsible.
California Elder Abuse Lawyers
Assistance from our California nursing home and elder abuse lawyers can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Attorneys at Cutter Law P.C. are experienced in this area of the law, so we can create a compelling narrative using all available documentation.
When a person believes that there are no options, the elder care abuse is likely to continue. We specifically represent this vulnerable population of individuals in California nursing homes who might not know their rights under the law. Our lawyers can provide the insight and aggressive legal representation necessary to recover losses from the nursing home and to advocate for your loved one’s rights.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against those responsible for the mistreatment. Depending on whether the owner of the nursing home was negligent in hiring or overseeing its employees, elder abuse lawsuits may be filed against the people or organizations that own the nursing home, operate the nursing home, supervise in the home and the people who committed the horrific acts.
The Elder Neglect Lawyers You Can Trust
Cutter Law P.C. is a highly qualified elder abuse law firm, and we are committed to representing your interests in the courtroom. Our experienced team of nursing home and elder abuse attorneys are available to assist you during every phase of this process. We are dedicated to protecting your rights under the state’s elder abuse law.
For compassionate legal representation, contact our California elder abuse lawyers as soon as possible.
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Many individuals are led to believe that no one will understand or believe that abuse has occurred. They may also be experiencing coercion by the abuser. This happens frequently, so we always try to inform the public about their rights under California law.
Please give us a call at 888-285-3333 or request a free case evaluation online to find out how we can help.