Neglect and Abuse Can Be Fatal
If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect, Notify Authorities And Seek Counsel
Nursing home abuse and neglect can be fatal. Neglect results in pressure ulcers (bed sores), injury from elopement or wandering off, infection, dehydration, malnutrition and poor hygiene. Physical abuse can be from rough handling, restraints, overmedication, administration of opioids and other inappropriate anti-psychotic drugs, sexual assault, and more. Neglect and abuse may be caused by understaffing, unqualified personnel attending patients, inadequate resources, misdiagnosis, inattention, lack of supervision, or other negligent or intentional misconduct or carelessness by supervisors, caregivers and staff.
The San Francisco nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent nursing home residents who suffer as a result of any form of abuse or neglect. We believe nursing homes, administrators and staff should be accountable for neglect and abuse that result in injury. Our attorneys know how to investigate nursing home abuse cases, bring your case to court, and 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 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.
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;
- Indication of sexual assault or battery;
- Incidents of elopement or wandering off;
- 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- Abnormal or withdrawn behavior and unusual silence;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 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: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.