Forced Seclusion and Elder Abuse in Los Angeles
Involuntary seclusion is a type of nursing home abuse that occurs when an elderly patient is secluded and confined or restrained against his or her will. Seclusion and restraint should be safety interventions only implemented as a last resort. Forced seclusion may have numerous detrimental effects on the victim. It may be dehumanizing and may inflict undue emotional and physical trauma on the patient. Involuntary seclusion is typically categorized as a form of emotional or psychological abuse when it is carried out without proper reason.
Are you aware of your loved one being restrained or confined against his or her will? This may actually be a form of elder abuse and should be stopped. Don't be afraid to look into the matter further to determine whether your loved one has been emotionally traumatized as a result of this inhumane practice. Nursing home facilities throughout LA and the rest of California and the U.S. have an obligation to abide by certain regulations and to provide a standard level of care to their patients and residents. When this does not occur, the victim or family of the victim may have the right to take legal action against the facility in order to put an end to the wrongful conduct and seek financial damages.
Contact a Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Involuntary seclusion is a serious issue that should not be tolerated in Los Angeles nursing homes. Contact a Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group to undergo a free and confidential consultation with a legal professional who can answer your questions and work to address your concerns. We can talk to you about what can be done to protect your loved one from continued abuse or ill treatment.
Call us today at 800-670-8142 or contact us online to schedule your initial case evaluation.