San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
California Elder Abuse Attorney
The elderly are some of the most vulnerable members of society. There is no excuse for failing to provide elderly and disabled patients of nursing homes with the most professional and compassionate care possible.
If you suspect that a beloved family member is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to act quickly in order to protect them against further injury. To speak to an experienced lawyer about a nursing home injury, contact my office in San Diego, California, to schedule a free initial consultation.
Investigating Nursing Home Injuries
At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, I work with local agencies to investigate claims of nursing home abuse and neglect. The process of investigating a claim requires a prompt gathering of evidence, medical records, and patient logs to determine the true causes of the person's injuries.
All nursing homes, including those run by Kaiser Permanente, must adhere to a host of state laws governing the care of elderly and disabled patients. If the state finds that they failed to comply with these laws, they may shut the nursing home down. Long-term care facilities fight hard to keep their doors open, and will aggressively defend serious accusations of abuse and neglect. My firm holds all parties liable for a serious nursing home injury.
Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
If your family member is exhibiting any signs or symptoms of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Even if you are not certain that your loved one's injuries are related to abuse or neglect, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Here are some common signs of a nursing home injury:
- Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Unexplained bruises, burns, fractures, or injuries
- Lack of supervision or medical care
- Loss of weight
- Personality changes or withdrawal
Nursing homes and their staff members are liable for injuries suffered by people because of their negligence. Under-trained staff members, inadequate background checks, lack of proper training, and improperly maintained facilities are all forms of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Contact a San Diego Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
To speak to an attorney about a nursing home injury related to abuse or neglect, contact me to schedule a free initial consultation. I defend the rights of nursing home patients throughout Southern California, including those in La Mesa, El Cajon, Julian, and Mission Valley. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay me any fees unless I am able to secure you the necessary compensation. Please call 619-573-6034, or toll free 866-934-2432.