Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
The increase in life expectancy over the past several decades has numerous positive aspects. One downside to people regularly living into their 80s and 90s, however, is the increased occurrence of elder abuse. Unfortunately, much of this occurs in nursing homes and assisted living centers.
Senior citizens are most vulnerable when their living situations make it clear they cannot defend themselves. Although many state and federal regulations have been established to protect those who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, violations occur every day that compromise the health, well-being, and dignity of our elderly population.
The lawyers at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri are adamant about creating an environment where substandard nursing home care will not be tolerated.
Wrestling with the ‘why’ of nursing home abuse: Nursing home workers are often low-paid, overworked and poorly trained. Abuse or neglect can result from a nursing home owner reducing staff or training. Serious cases of nursing home abuse and neglect can occur at facilities that appear clean, professional and well run. Sadly, management is often aware that a problem exists but does not act to correct the problem.
Pasadena Nursing Home Injury Attorneys
Unfortunately, instances of nursing home abuse and neglect often fail to be recognized because elderly victims are reluctant or incapable of expressing their abuse or neglect. As a result, it is important that their loved ones be watchful for any signs or symptoms of nursing home neglect or abuse.
Any of the following signs could be evidence of nursing home neglect or abuse and warrant you contacting our experienced and compassionate California nursing home negligence attorneys:
- Presence of unjustified chemical or physical restraints
- Falls resulting from lack of adequate precautions or assistance
- Unexplained mood changes or mood swings
- Bruises, contusions, lesions or other injuries
- Bone fractures
- Unusual fear or anxiety
- An unexplained refusal to speak or otherwise communicate
- Significant weight loss or other signs of malnutrition
- Skin rashes
- Depression or isolation
- Smell of urine or feces
- Lack of attention to a resident’s personal hygiene
Don’t Hesitate To Contact Our Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse Pasadena or throughout California, you should contact us online or call (626) 568-4000 to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced Pasadena nursing home negligence lawyers will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.