If you or your loved one in a nursing home suffers an unexplained illness or injury, the lawyers at The Peck Law Group can help you fight for your rights. The Peck Law Group is the California’s premier nursing home abuse and negligence law firm. Our attorneys provide aggressive and passionate representation for nursing home abuse and negligence victims. Here are just a few of the types of cases we handle:
Administrative Errors – Though these errors may not be intentional, simple mistakes can have lasting consequences. Some common administrative error cases involve the failure of nursing home staff to provide medications on time, the failure to provide sufficient food or water, and also the failure to repair equipment or in-room items in a timely fashion.
Fractures and Falls – Nursing homes are required to make sure that their facilities are safe and that their residents are as well. Nursing homes have a duty to ensure that there is proper supervision and associated procedures in place to avoid injury to the residents. When nursing homes fail to do this properly, victims may be entitled to financial compensation.
Medication Mistakes – Mistakes in medication, including under-medicating, overdoses, and even providing residents with the incorrect medications are common issues that occur in nursing homes. These mistakes can lead to life-threatening injuries.
Financial Exploitation – Nursing home residents are at a high risk of being financially exploited. Financial exploitation can
Inadequate Staffing – Another major issue in nursing homes is that they may be under-staffed. While there are laws in place that address the number of nursing home staff needed, many nursing homes opt to cut corners in order to reduce expenses. They ultimately hire fewer staff members than they actually need so they can save money. These actions result in sub-par care for nursing home residents and can result in injury or neglect.
Bed Sores – Bedsores are a preventable injury. If a nursing home resident suffers from a bedsore injury serious complications may result, including the risk of death. Unfortunately, many nursing homes decide not to provide their staff with proper training so that they can prevent bedsores or identify and treat them promptly.
Unreasonable Restraints – The use of unreasonable restraints is one of the most common reasons for nursing home abuse complaints in many cities throughout California. Restraints may be used by nursing home staff in very limited situations. If your loved one is unjustly placed in unreasonable restraints, it can result in both emotional and physical injury.
Choking – Choking injuries often occur in nursing home settings due to sub-par supervision by staff members. If the residents are cared for appropriately, many of these choking injuries could be avoided completely.
Verbal Abuse – Nursing home residents may suffer emotional and psychological trauma as a result of verbal abuse. Nursing home staff should not be verbally abusing their residents for any reason.
If you think your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in California, contact The Peck Law Group at 866-999-9085 today to schedule a free consultation. If you or a family member are in an emergency abuse or neglect situation, please contact Adult Protective Services right away.
A) Any type of abuse in a nursing home is a serious concern. Nursing home residents who receive this type of treatment often suffer from emotional or psychological distress. When this type of unacceptable behavior occurs, you might have case for nursing home abuse lawsuit. It is possible your loved one may not want to talk about what you heard or if this is something that is happening regularly. Some warning signs that nursing home negligence or abuse could be possible are:
A) Nursing home negligence and/or abuse cannot be tolerated. Nursing homes should be a safe place for our loved ones. It’s important to keep in mind that like any form of abuse, your loved one or the staff may make up excuses of how an injury occurred. Unfortunately, statistics show that almost half of all nursing home residents have been subject to some form of abuse during their stay. Some signs that nursing home negligence or abuse are happening are:
Please keep in mind, sometimes these sings are not an indication of nursing home negligence or abuse, but they could be signs of other problems. Dehydration, bedsores and unexplained weight loss could be signs of diabetes. But, it’s important to pay attention to the signs and determine the proper steps to help your loved one.
A) There are many types of nursing home abuse and neglect in California and throughout the United States including:
With multiple offices throughout California, The Peck Law Group’s nursing home abuse attorneys can you assist you with your case including:
If you think that you or your loved one could be experiencing nursing home neglect or abuse in California, call the Peck Law Group immediately to schedule your free consultation at 866-999-9085.
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