Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys California
You don’t need a California elder abuse lawyer to recognize the signs of skilled nursing home abuse, you simply need to be attentive, aware and use common sense.
Evidence that your elderly loved one is the victim of mental, physical, financial or neglectful skilled nursing home abuse may include:
- Bruises, cuts or scrapes
- Rapid weight loss
- Bedsores/pressure sores
- Mood swings, mood change or emotional withdrawal
- Fearful behavior in the presence of skilled nursing home staff
- Unsanitary conditions
- Sudden or unexplained changes to a will, money transfers or withdrawals
Skilled nursing facilities or Nursing Homes are licensed by the California Department of Public Health (DPH) and must comply with stringent regulations, including around the clock care, dietary and pharmaceutical services, and a full complement of on-site trained nursing staff and physicians. Failure to meet these requirements results in the injury, harm or death of thousands of elderly nursing care patients every year.
Elderly in nursing homes often cannot communicate distress or abuse because of limitations due to their condition, or may be reluctant to speak up for fear of retaliation. This is why it is so important that family, friends and loved ones take an active role monitoring elderly nursing home patients for signs of abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect skilled nursing home abuse, discuss your concerns as soon as possible with a professional California nursing home abuse lawyer. Moran Law is a 2014 Litigator Awards™ Winner in Nursing Home Abuse, and a longstanding member of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR).
Contact us immediately to get the informed assistance you need to ensure the health and well being of your loved one.