Get compensated - call
951-289-0628 Temecula
619-291-1235 San Diego
Menu Contact

Nursing home neglect isn't always obvious

People in California who have parents or loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities know that there is nothing more heartbreaking and frightening than some of the extreme cases of elder abuse that have been reported over the last few years. Stories of traumatic physical and even sexual abuse have made their way into the news in our state as well as the rest of the country.

Stories like these send a shiver up the spines of those with loved ones in nursing homes, and cause many people to pay extra attention to the care and condition of their family member in such homes. But even those who are vigilant about the care their family members receive should be aware of even the most minor warning signs, which could be indicative of a deeper, more serious problem.

One of the main warning signs to family members is bruising, broken bones or other injuries. These may be obvious signs of mistreatment and should never be ignored. Nursing home patients are often brittle and likely to suffer more slip and fall injuries, but even if a loved one claims their injuries are due to a self-inflicted fall, people shouldn't stop their investigation there. It is possible that such injuries, even slip and falls, could have been avoided if proper care and attention had been given. Or worse, it's possible that the victim has been threatened, coerced or manipulated into taking the blame for their injuries. It's an unfortunate fact that as people get older they become less mentally sharp and more susceptible to the powerful effects of fear, pressure and just plain old memory loss.

If a person suspects nursing home neglect or abuse, they need to start taking diligent notes, thinking through timelines and asking questions. They also may want to call an experienced personal injury attorney for information on taking the next step to protect their loved ones. Nursing home neglect lawyers can help examine each client's case on an individual basis, to determine whether they have a cause of action no matter how simple or complicated the matter may be.

Source: Visit our elder abuse page to learn more about the rights of nursing home residents and their families.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Serving Temecula And The San Diego Metro

San Diego Office
110 West C Street
Suite 2100
San Diego, CA 92101

Toll Free: 800-724-0807
Phone: 619-291-1235
Fax: 619-232-2116
San Diego Law Office Map

Temecula Office
27349 Jefferson Ave
Suite 107
Temecula, CA 92590

Toll Free: 800-724-0807
Phone: 951-289-0628
Fax: 619-232-2116
Temecula Law Office Map

El Centro Office
450 W. Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243

Toll Free: 800-724-0807
Fax: 619-232-2116
Map & Directions

Contact Us Today

Request a free case evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy