Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is a serious situation that occurs when a patient or resident in a nursing home is abused in some way while under the facility's care. This may be as the result of negligence on the part of the home or due to wrongdoing on the part of a caregiver, or a combination of the two. Nursing home abuse is a form of elder abuse that may involve physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse. The consequences may be far-reaching and may change a victim's life forever, leading not only to physical injury but to emotional trauma as well. Wrongful death may even result from nursing home abuse.
Physical abuse is typically what most people think of when considering nursing home abuse. This may include virtually any form of physical contact or injury: hitting, striking, kicking, punching, shoving or unnecessarily restraining the victim. Read more about physical abuse…
Abuse of a sexual nature may include various conduct that is meant to sexually arouse the offender or embarrass/harm the victim in some way. Sexual abuse may range from improper touching or inappropriate comments all the way to actual intercourse. Read more about sexual abuse…
Abusive conduct does not always have to be physical in nature. Emotional or psychological abuse can be just as detrimental to an elderly person's well-being. Embarrassment, humiliation, threats, insults, harsh words and intimidation can cause a great deal of pain and suffering to nursing home patients. Read more about emotional abuse…
Results of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse at a Los Angeles nursing home may have a tremendous impact on the victim in a number of different ways. It may cause physical injury, emotional trauma and financial losses. In handling these claims, our goal is to help our clients seek justice and recover the full financial compensation to which they may be entitled. Read more about the results of elder abuse…
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a relatively common occurrence throughout the United States. That is why it is so important to recognize the signs of abuse and work to take legal action against those guilty of perpetrating these offenses. To set up a consultation with a Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney who can help you determine what you can do in this situation, call Pacific Attorney Group today at 800-670-8142 or contact us online. We will be happy to see what we can to do assist you.
Fighting Nursing Home Abuse in Los Angeles
Although Los Angeles nursing homes are subject to strict health and safety regulations and annual inspections are conducted to ensure that facilities are in compliance with federal regulations, these inspections will not necessarily uncover signs of abuse. Your best weapon in the fight against nursing home abuse will be a competent lawyer with the experience and resources to represent your interests.
For your free consultation and to learn more about nursing home abuse in LA, contact a Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney
at our law offices today.