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Sep 17, 2018 by |

San Francisco and California Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys: Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

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Tragic Stories of Abuse and Neglect Are All Too Common

Accounts of nursing home abuse are really hard to take. But the reality is that residents are often abused and neglected in the very places where they should be protected from harm and cared for. A recently reported investigation of a large nursing home revealed countless stories of neglect, mistreatment, malnutrition, unsanitary conditions, and rough handling of patients.[1]  In one incident, a resident, who needed constant monitoring because of a heart condition, died in bed while the aide assigned to watch him played video games on her computer.

The San Francisco and California nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. understand what can go horribly wrong when nursing home residents are abandoned, neglected, abused or over-medicated. We represent elderly victims of such abuse and our attorneys know how to investigate these cases and what remedies are available to the victims.  If you or someone you know is suffering from nursing home abuse here in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, call the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.

Visit any loved one in a nursing home as often as you can, and look for signs of abuse or neglect:

  • Bedsores/pressure ulcers or other poor skin conditions;
  • Bruises and scratch marks;
  • Falls;
  • Indication of sexual assault or battery;
  • Overmedication;
  • Elopement or wandering off;
  • Rapid weight loss;
  • Dehydration;
  • Abnormal or withdrawn behavior and unusual silence;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;
  • Fear of being touched.

 You know your loved one best and may pick up on other indications of abuse or neglect.  If you do, act at once.  Report your suspicions to the administrator and State-appointed Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the home; they are required to report abuse to the authorities.  Seek out counsel as well such as the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans law Firm. You can stand up for your loved one in court and get them the justice they deserve.  If you suspect this type of abuse, call us today at (415)441-8669.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of nursing home abuse in San Francisco 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:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.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.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case.  We do, however, represent abuse victims and their families against any party responsible for the abuse.

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