As our population ages, more and more seniors are unable to care for themselves. Because friends and family are not always able to care for the needs of seniors, for-profit nursing homes and assisted living centers have experienced a major surge in their number and in the number of seniors they care for.
Unfortunately, in some facilities, elders are being abused, both physically and financially. Our San Diego nursing home abuse attorneys have successfully represented many injured seniors, and recovered millions of dollars on their behalf, because of the wrongdoing they have experienced. Our nursing home abuse attorneys have extensive experience in uncovering the causes of elder neglect. The Gomez Law Firm represents elder care abuse victims in San Diego and all across California, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties. Turn to experienced elder care abuse attorneys at the Gomez Law Firm for a free initial consultation. If you are over 65 and have been a victim of elder care abuse, or if you have an elderly relative who has been injured due to nursing home negligence or home health care aide abuse, contact us today. The Gomez Law Firm charges clients with nursing home abuse claims on a contingency basis. What that means is the attorney is only paid if he or she wins money damages for you the client.
We often find that elder care abuse is a result of a negligent hiring. Nursing homes and home health care agencies may be guilty of failure to do adequate background checks on employees hired to care for the elderly. Nursing assistants for the elderly with long histories of criminal activity or drug abuse are sometimes allowed into the elder care system. Some of the most common injuries to nursing home residents are not caused by individual events such as falls or violent attacks but, rather, result from ongoing neglect in the care and treatment of the elderly. Ongoing neglect has been found to result in malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores and pressure sores. Such neglect is actionable, as it may be found that the nursing home breached its duty of care in not following commonly accepted medical practices regarding patient skin care, such as regularly rotating a patient that is bedridden.
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Nursing home abuse is a reality that many families are not prepared to face. A great majority of neglect cases go unreported because victims are motivated to keep it a secret due to fear, or family members ignore the warning signs. Nursing home neglect can take many forms, from physical, verbal or emotional abuse to negligent medical and daily living care. Whether a resident was injured due to an intentional action, or after an employee failed to perform his or her duties, nursing home litigation laws are in place to protect residents and provide compensation. Protecting our elderly citizens is a cause that requires collaboration between family members, lawmakers, advocacy groups, and nursing home attorneys. If you want to learn more about nursing home neglect, or suspect a loved one is being mistreated, contact a San Diego nursing home abuse lawyer at the Gomez Law Firm today.
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