Nursing Home Understaffing
New Data: Nursing Homes Inflated Staffing Reports For Years
Nearly 1.4 million Americans reside in skilled nursing facilities. The majority of patients require daily assistance with bathing, eating, dressing and mobility. Recently released data indicates that thousands of nursing homes exaggerated staffing levels for years and left patients vulnerable to neglect. When nursing homes are short on staff, patients suffer. The new data suggests that nursing home patients have been much more vulnerable to neglect from staff shortages than was previously known.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. understand what can go wrong when a nursing home understaffs and residents are abandoned, neglected or abused as a result. Dangers include bed sores (from not turning a patient regularly), dehydration, infection, malnutrition, and overmedication in order to keep patients too out of it to ask for help. 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.
California has staffing ratios per patient beyond what federal law requires. Our attorneys know those State obligations, patients’ rights and other nursing home responsibilities, and the standard of care required of nursing homes and personnel. Our lawyers investigate claims of neglect or abuse and analyze a home’s policies and procedures and State and federal obligations to determine what went wrong when a patient is abused or neglected and who at the nursing home is responsible. Our litigators pursue all remedies available to victims. Those remedies include economic damages and damages for pain and suffering, extra damages in certain circumstances, and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs to the victim. California leads the nation in remedies for elder abuse and our attorneys know how best to pursue those remedies through litigation.
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 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.