Nursing Homes: Silent Perpetrators of Elder Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse
Seniors are a group of very vulnerable individuals. As they age, they begin to lose the ability to care for themselves in ways that they used to, and sometimes the only answer is for them to enter into a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. Yet, in these trying times, elders are often taken advantage of, as staff members can neglect them and cause them serious harm, or even death.
Individuals recently have been filing civil lawsuits against nursing homes that abandoned and abused their elderly patients. Some of the claims of neglect are not allowing their loved ones to use the bathroom, not helping them when they fall or are injured, and even causing the wrongful death of the seniors in their care.
Nursing home abuse is very serious, and it happens every single day in a wide variety of forms and facilities. As you or your loved ones enter the appropriate age and time to consider a facility such as a nursing home, be sure to research and visit the facility multiple times to be sure that it is the proper place.
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse in San Francisco County or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. 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.