WORKING TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY IN NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES
There may be no other decision you will ever have to make that is more difficult than placing an elderly loved one into a nursing home. We want nothing more than to provide the care they need, but, when we realize that we are not able to provide it, we seek out a facility that we can trust to care for them the way we wish we could. In too many cases, however, nursing homes break our trust by failing in their duties and, in some instances, taking deliberate harmful actions toward our loved ones. Physical and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, theft and general negligent care are just a few examples of the nightmares our loved ones can face if they are entrusted to the wrong facility.
An Advocate Who Will Fight For The Elderly
Victims of elder abuse often can’t — or are too afraid to — communicate what’s been happening to them. But warning signs can take many forms, including:
- Weight loss from lack of nutrition
- Loss of mobility
- Pressure sores, bedsores, and frozen joints
- Missing possessions or unexplained withdrawals from (or changes to) financial accounts
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, fractures, burns, and broken bones
- Staff refusals to allow visitors (or unexplained delays in permitting visits); a hesitancy to allow visits unaccompanied by staff
- Residents who appear to be kept in an overmedicated state
- Unsanitary conditions
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused by the nursing home staff or your loved one has informed you of the abuse, you should contact an experienced elder abuse lawyer immediately. At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., we represent clients throughout Northern California in a variety of nursing home neglect cases. We know what to look for in the process of gathering evidence, and we know how to present a compelling case in support of your loved one’s claim for damages.
Discuss Your Case With A San Francisco Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation about your nursing home abuse or neglect concerns. Our nursing home neglect attorneys in San Francisco fight every day for those harmed by others, and we help them seek the redress and closure they need and deserve. Call 877.226.7103 or email us today.