Nursing Home Neglect, Abuse and Injuries
Our parents or other relatives take care of us, and then we take care of them. When independence diminishes for our cherished seniors, sometimes nursing homes are a viable option to help provide the extra support they need. Choosing a facility is never an easy task, but for many people, it becomes necessary. When you select a home, you expect the level of care to continually meet high standards. If your love one experiences harm due to negligence, swift answers are demanded.
At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we hold nursing home facility owners, agents, and staff responsible for acts of negligence and abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is a continual concern in regards to elder care. Although there are federal and state-based laws and standards for nursing home care, many seniors experience poor and even reckless treatment at the hands of those charged with protecting them. Our attorneys are adept at investigating nursing home neglect and are dedicated towards helping you and your loved ones seek compensation in the event neglect or abuse occurred.Signs of Abuse and Neglect
The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that by 2050, those aged 56 and older will make up 20% of the population in the United States. With this growing number of older Americans comes great responsibility. Our nursing home neglect lawyers continue to work to protect those who often cannot fight for themselves. Some signs that your loved one is possibly experiencing neglect or abuse include:
- Frequent bruises, cuts or wounds;
- Unexplained injuries;
- Dramatic weight loss or refusal to eat or drink;
- Bedsores and other skin infections;
- Increased anxiety or fear in the presence of specific staff;
- Poor hygiene and soiled, dirty clothing; and
- Extreme shifts in personality.
If anything about the facility or your loved one's changing condition makes you suspicious, you have the right to ask questions. If you are not getting the answers you need, it is important to work with one of our nursing home negligence lawyers right away. Failure to address concerns of abuse or neglect can have a negative impact on your family member or loved one. They may begin to experience chronic health issues, psychological challenges, and decreased feelings of self-worth. In extreme cases, loss of life can occur. We will stand by your side and fight for the rights of your family.Dedicated, Compassionate Response to Elder Care Concerns
Nursing homes have a responsibility to offer and maintain an atmosphere of quality care. You can trust that we will hold them to standards that are protected by law. When they fail to uphold those standards, we will see to it that they are held accountable and seek the maximum compensation possible to help your loved one obtain the care and resolution they deserve.
We will investigate every aspect of your loved one's nursing home experience, including all documentation of care and treatment, background check information for staff members, and facility compliance records and data. Each part of your matter will be handled respectfully by a committed professional who will answer any questions you may have in a clear, compassionate manner.
If you suspect neglect or abuse in a nursing home environment, please contact us at (408) 298-7200 today to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss the details of your loved one's situation and advise you on how to proceed. Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish. We serve the Monterey area including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Marina, Hollister, San Benito County, and Monterey Bay.