Neglect and Abuse Can Be Fatal
If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect, Notify Authorities And Seek Counsel
Over one hundred thousand Californians reside in nursing homes or other care facilities. Sadly, a growing number suffer each year from abuse and neglect by the homes and staffs entrusted to care for them. Residents afflicted with dementia are often unable to speak up for themselves and suffer in silence. The abuse and neglect can be fatal. If you have a loved one abused or neglected in a nursing home or other facility, report your concerns immediately to the home administrator and the authorities and seek help from qualified counsel right away.
The Alameda County nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent residents harmed by abuse or neglect. Our lawyers believe nursing homes, administrators and staff should be held accountable for any neglect or abuse that results in injury. We know how to investigate these cases, sue the responsible parties for all remedies available to victims and their families. If you or someone you know is suffering from nursing home abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home, visit as often as you can. Watch for signs of possible abuse or neglect:
- Bedsores/pressure ulcers or other poor skin conditions;
- Bruises and scratch marks;
- Injuries from wandering off unsupervised (known as elopement);
- Indication of sexual assault or battery;
- Rapid weight loss;
- Abnormal or withdrawn behavior and unusual silence;
- Prolonged sleep or drowsiness;
- Agitation especially when certain caregivers are present;
- Reluctance to speak when staff is nearby;
- Unsanitary and unclean conditions, soiled bed linens and clothes;
- Fear of being touched.
You know your loved one best and other observations may concern you. If you suspect abuse or neglect, do something about it immediately. Notify the nursing home administrator who is required by law to report the situation to the authorities. And call qualified counsel like the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm to help you.
If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of nursing home abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other nursing home abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.