Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
Serious Cases Underreported
A recent federal investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services disclosed that more than 25 percent of serious nursing home abuse incidents are never reported to law enforcement agencies. Unreported cases include cases where the nursing home resident’s injuries were so severe that the resident required hospital emergency room treatment. The national findings were so alarming that the Department issued an emergency alert on the issue.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent victims of nursing home abuse in California and understand the seriousness of the Department’s emergency alert. If you or someone you know is suffering from nursing home abuse in Marin County or elsewhere in California, call the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.
Keep a close eye on the care and medications your loved one receives in a nursing home. Visit him or her as often as you can and watch for any signs that something might be wrong. Signs of abuse may include: bed sores, bruising, scars or welts on the body; unusual behavior, nervousness, withdrawal or prolonged silence; and refusal of a caregiver to let you be alone with the elderly person. You know your loved one best, so watch out for any unusual signs that may to point to abuse. If you have suspicions, act on them. Report your suspicions to the nursing home administrator, insist that the potential abuse be reported and investigated, and call counsel such as the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm.
If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of nursing home abuse in Marin County or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid Evans and the other nursing home abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</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