When you make the difficult decision to send your loved one to live in a nursing home, you expect them to receive the skilled nursing care that you are unable to provide. Sadly, some nursing homes and their employees take advantage of the trust put in them and harm the patients in their care. When this happens, it is important that you take immediate steps to protect your loved one, including contacting a skilled nursing home abuse lawyer who can bring a legal claim on your behalf.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused, report the abuse immediately. Then, reach out to an experienced Northridge nursing home abuse lawyer by calling the Younglove Law Firm at (602) 737-3333. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation in which we can explain your legal options after discovering nursing home abuse.
Nursing home abuse is always preventable. It occurs when nursing homes do not take the care to select compassionate and experienced workers to care for residents. Nursing homes might be more concerned about their profits than their patients, which can lead to understaffing and minimal supervision that allows abuse and neglect to fester. Some nursing homes may hire workers without checking their criminal histories or employment backgrounds.
Nursing home workers may feel tired or overwhelmed when understaffing occurs, which can lead to them feeling impatient and lashing out at patients. Nursing home abuse is never acceptable and should not be tolerated, speak with our Northridge personal injury attorney to learn about your legal options.
Unfortunately, several different kinds of nursing home abuse can occur. The National Center on Elder Abuse categorizes abuse into the following five categories:
Through a nursing home abuse claim, you can seek compensation for additional medical expenses your loved one incurred to treat their injuries, as well as any other financial losses incurred because of the abuse. You can also seek compensation for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
If the abuse leads to death, you can pursue a wrongful death claim for the following types of damages: