Nursing Home Abuse FAQ
Los Angeles Elder Abuse Lawyer
If you believe that someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse or negligence in the Los Angeles area, a lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you to answer your questions and give you information as to your rights in this matter and how we can assist you. However, we have also included some frequently asked questions regarding these important issues:
What is nursing home negligence?
Nursing home negligence is best defined as a failure of a caregiver or nursing home facility to provide a standard level of care to residents or patients of the facility. This may take many forms, including negligent medical care as well as physical abuse or general neglect that results in malnutrition or dehydration. The result of these practices may be physical injuries as well as emotional trauma, and even wrongful death in some cases.
What are some types of elder abuse?
There are many types of elder abuse. This may take place in a nursing home or at an assisted living facility or may be perpetrated by a family member or home healthcare aide. Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, verbal abuse, involuntary seclusion, and neglect are all potential forms of elder abuse.
What can I do if I suspect elder abuse or neglect?
If you believe that elder abuse or any form of nursing home negligence is occurring, it is important to consult an attorney. An attorney can help conduct an investigation in order to establish grounds for a claim or lawsuit and can assist you in seeking financial damages for your loved one's injuries while holding the negligent facility or caregiver responsible.
What is my nursing home abuse case worth?
The potential worth of a Los Angeles nursing home abuse claim will vary broadly depending on the extent of injuries sustained as well as exactly what the facility or caregiver did. A lawyer experienced with these cases can work with medical professionals as well as economists and psychologists to establish the value of your particular case.
How much will it cost to work with an attorney at your firm?
Your initial consultation with an attorney at our firm is free, and you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering a settlement/jury award on your behalf. The cost of our services is typically a predetermined percentage of your final settlement.Contact a Los Angeles nursing home negligence lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.