Notify Authorities But Always Seek Counsel
In California, anyone with a complaint about a nursing home can file that complaint with the Licensing and Certification Division of the California Department of Public Health (DPH). Complaints may concern abuse, neglect, poor care, injuries from elopement or wandering, lack of staffing, overmedication, unsafe conditions, mistreatment, physical or sexual assault, improper charges, transfer concerns, failure to re-admit a resident after a hospital stay, and other wrongs. While complaints to DPH are important, you should also reach out to counsel to pursue all remedies for these wrongs.
That’s where the San Mateo County and California nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can help. We represent nursing home residents who are neglected, overmedicated, physically abused or assaulted, abandoned or injured from elopement or wandering, or harmed as a result of other abuse. Our attorneys know how to investigate these cases, bring your case to court, and sue the responsible parties for all remedies available to victims. If you or someone you know is suffering from nursing home abuse here in San Mateo County or elsewhere in California, call the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.
Watch for signs of possible abuse or neglect if you have a loved one in a care facility:
- 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- Abnormal or withdrawn behavior and unusual silence;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;
- Fear of being touched.
You know your loved one best and other observations may concern you. If you do suspect abuse, do something about it immediately. Notify the administrator who is required 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 Mateo County 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:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.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.