If you have a loved one in a nursing home that develops an unexplained illness or injury, you should contact us today at the Peck Law Group. Our law firm has attorneys who can review the facts of your case and discuss with you the potential for compensation. The Peck Law Group is Fresno’s premier group of attorneys handling nursing home negligence and abuse cases. We can fight for the rights of you or your loved one who is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect. We handle many different types of nursing home injury cases, including the following:
Administration Errors – When nursing home staff make mistakes such as not providing the proper medications or proper doses on time, or fail to provide residents with the proper amount of food and water or fail to repair damaged equipment, these errors can be serious and cause injury or death to the nursing home residents.
Falls and Fractures – Nursing homes are responsible for making sure that their residents and facilities are safe. They also have a duty to ensure proper supervision of its residents. When repairs are not made in a timely manner or spills are left without being cleaned up, there is potential for harm to the nursing home residents, including increased risk of falling and physical injuries.
Unreasonable Use of Restraints – Though there are situations in which is reasonable and necessary to use restraints on residents, this power can be abused. Nursing home residents may be left in restraints for too long, the restraints may be too tight, or they may be restrained without a reasonable basis. The improper use of restraints can cause both physical and emotional injuries.
Some Common Questions About Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse:
-Depression, anxiety, or any unusual change in mental state
-Lack of interest in eating
-Noticeable differences in your loved ones appearance
-Unexplained weight loss
-A strong aversion to a particular staff member
-Refusal to take medications
-Physical injuries, such as broken bones, bruises and welts
Though the presence of these indicators may mean nursing home abuse or neglect is occurring, it is important to remember that there may be other reasons for these signs, such as an undiagnosed medical condition.
If you think that your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse in Fresno, call the Peck Law Group right away for a free consultation. Your loved one should never have to be subjected to this type of abuse or neglect. The Peck Law Group – (818) 908-0509.
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