Fighting Nursing Home Abuse
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy one. After going through the long process of choosing a facility, you trust them and hope that they will provide the same care that you would.
When you choose a nursing home to take care of a loved one, you trust them to provide the same care of your loved one as you would. You hope that your loved one will be able to receive exceptional care by qualified people who take pride in what they do.
A nursing home abuse claim can be heartbreaking to go through. Not only has your loved one faced an unnecessary injury, but also the people you trusted to care for your loved one have let you down. An experienced lawyer can help you make sense of your claim and the steps you need to take to move forward.
How To Spot Abuse
Sometimes abuse is difficult to spot. The staff at the facility want to convince you that they can care for your loved one and that they are providing the service you are paying for. Nursing home abuse can come from many different directions, including:
- Poorly trained staff
- Neglect due to understaffed facilities
- Improper or poorly maintained equipment
- Facility maintenance issues
You may also be limited in how often you can check in on what is going on in the nursing home, and some of the signs of abuse can be difficult to notice, especially if you do not have experience in medical care. Common signs of abuse may include:
- Bed sores
- Change in moods or behavior
- Change in appetite or meal preferences
- Not participating in favorite activities
Ready To Help You Fight Back
If you suspect abuse, you should talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. I can help you understand what do when you suspect abuse and how to move forward. Contact me online, or call my San Diego office at 858-777-2071 to set up a free consultation. I take cases in California and nationwide.