Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Although the nursing home industry is intended to provide a caring, nurturing environment for individuals in their golden years, some facilities are motivated more by profit than by proper patient care, so abuses occur. State and federal laws protect nursing home and assisted living facility residents and, with the help of a skilled attorney, nursing home abuse victims or survivors may be able to hold negligent nursing homes accountable and be compensated for their injuries and loss. York Law Firm features a team of experienced nursing home abuse attorneys. Our Sacramento nursing home abuse attorneys also serve Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom and the Bay Area. We have been successful in obtaining millions of dollars on behalf of nursing home abuse victims, whether by settlement or by trial. We will work aggressively to protect the rights of your loved one.
What Is Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is the mistreatment or neglect of a resident by nursing home staff. Neglect is a form of abuse. It includes physical, emotional and psychological abuse, including:
- Dehydration – failure to provide fluid
- Malnutrition – failure to meet a resident’s nutritional needs
- Overmedication or medication errors
- Failure to clean or bathe
- Injuries from falls – most falls are preventable
- Physical or sexual assault
- Use of restraints (physical or chemical restraints)
- Verbal abuse or intimidation
- Financial exploitation (e.g., illicit use of a resident’s financial resources)
Signs And Symptoms Of Abuse
Elder abuse is difficult to detect. Oftentimes, the elder is unable to adequately communicate abuse, so nonverbal warning signs must be assessed. Warning signs of nursing home abuse include dehydration, malnutrition, bedsores, overmedication, falls, understaffing, emotional distress and personal injury (including broken bones, slip-and-fall injuries, and catastrophic injuries). Learn more about the signs and symptoms of elder abuse.
Other signs can present as tension between the resident and the staff, or changes in the resident’s behavior or personality. Physical signs can include bruising, cuts, scratches, drowsiness, dry lips or skin, or dissociation from overmedication. Neglect can appear as poor hygiene, unkempt hair, long fingernails, unbrushed teeth and an appearance of malnourishment.
If you suspect that a member of your family is the victim of nursing home neglect, abuse or negligence, our attorneys in Sacramento and the Bay Area can help. Contact York Law Firm today to schedule a consultation. You may also call toll-free at 916-643-2200 or complete a brief questionnaire for a free, private case evaluation.
Nursing Home Abuse Law
State and federal law mandates that nursing home facilities owe their residents a duty of care. When a care facility fails to uphold its duty of care and this failure causes a resident to be injured, the facility can be held liable. Since complex medical malpractice and personal injury laws may bear upon nursing home abuse cases, it is crucial that plaintiffs hire experienced nursing home abuse attorneys to represent their cases. Our Sacramento nursing home abuse attorneys are available to assist with any questions you may have.
Nursing Home Abuse Law FAQs
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is a form of elder abuse that can occur in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. It includes physical, emotional, and financial exploitation of an elderly person.
What are the signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
Signs of nursing home abuse may include unexplained injuries, sudden changes in behavior and demeanor, signs of overmedication, and unexplained weight loss.
Who can help with Nursing Home Abuse?
An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and help you obtain justice and compensation for you and your family.
What should I do if I suspect Nursing Home Abuse?
If you suspect nursing home abuse, it is important to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. They can investigate the situation and help you determine the best course of action. If you suspect that someone is experiencing nursing home abuse, call the attorneys at York Law Firm today.
What can a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer do for me?
A nursing home abuse lawyer can provide legal advice and representation. They can help you take legal action to hold the responsible parties accountable, pursue compensation for damages, and ensure that your rights and the rights of your loved ones are protected.
Contact Our Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If someone you love has suffered an injury because of nursing home abuse or neglect, you need the counsel of an experienced attorney. Contact York Law Firm to schedule a case evaluation with one of our Sacramento nursing home abuse attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento and nearby Northern California areas.
- California laws protecting the elderly
- How to select the right nursing home
- Emotional abuse and neglect
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Elder neglect
- Improper use of restraints
- Feeding tube errors
- Medication errors
- Urinary tract infections
- Falls and fractures
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Call now to speak with one of our Sacramento nursing home abuse attorneys at 916-643-2200.