Do you believe that an elderly loved one may have suffered abuse? Discovering that someone you care about has suffered abuse in a nursing home, assisted living facility, from a nurse, or anyone/anywhere else is distressing, to say the very least. Whether it’s a parent or relative who has been harmed or neglected by those entrusted with their care, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. If there’s even a suspicion that abuse may have occurred, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced elder law attorney for Los Angeles and the rest of California.
Belal Hamideh and the team here have assisted numerous individuals who have experienced abuse in the hands of their supposed caregivers, ensuring they receive the compensation they rightly deserve.
How Can You Identify Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
When your loved one resides in a nursing home, their safety and well-being should be the top priority. If the services provided by the nursing home compromise their safety or health, it may constitute nursing home abuse. Abuse and negligence, whether intentional or unintentional, can manifest in physical, emotional, or financial harm.
Physical abuse often leaves visible signs, such as injuries, bruises, impairment, or indicators like dehydration and bedsores. Emotional abuse may not be apparent physically but can manifest through unexplained mood changes or behavioral shifts. Financial abuse is more insidious, involving deceit or theft of personal belongings.
Common signs include your loved one constantly complaining about care or refusing to participate in facility activities. Regardless of the cause, if your loved one is suffering, the nursing home may be held liable. Whether due to understaffing, unqualified staff, or other reasons, we can help you pursue the compensation your loved one deserves.
Recognizing Elder Abuse and Neglect
Identifying signs of elder abuse can be challenging, as they may mimic symptoms of frailty or dementia. Caregivers may attempt to attribute these signs to existing conditions, underscoring the need to consult professionals if you suspect abuse. Clear indicators include unusual sprains, dislocations, or broken bones. Rope marks on wrists, symmetric welts, or broken glasses may also point to abuse.
Unexplained weight loss, dirty living conditions, or unsanitary environments can signal neglect. Trust your instincts; if you suspect something is wrong, seeking professional assistance is crucial.
Dealing with Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home
The tragic reality of wrongful deaths in nursing homes resulting from abuse or neglect demands justice. If your loved one succumbs to injuries that proper care could have prevented, compensation may be available for your family. Fatal injuries can arise from physical or sexual abuse, neglect of health needs, or failure to intervene in resident violence.
While compensation can never replace the loss of a loved one, holding those responsible accountable may help prevent similar tragedies. Consult with a wrongful death lawyer to explore your options and seek justice.
Contact a Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Lawyer in California Today!
When you entrust your loved one to a caregiving facility, their safety and well-being should be a priority. Abuse, whether intentional or unintentional, must be addressed. By pursuing legal action, you not only seek justice for your loved one but also contribute to preventing future harm.
Our compassionate team at Belal Hamideh Law is here to guide you through the process, providing support during this challenging time. If you suspect your loved one has suffered abuse, reach out to an experienced attorney to protect their rights.
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