Learning that your loved one has suffered mental, physical, financial, or sexual abuse at a nursing home can be heartbreaking and overwhelming.
At Bowles & Verna LLP, we believe everyone has the right to proper care. Our nursing home abuse lawyers will fight on behalf of your loved one to find justice and secure compensation for their suffering.
Can you hold the nursing home responsible?
No one expects that their family will be subjected to nursing home abuse. Before you entrusted your loved one to the care of a long-term care facility — or before you entered a nursing home yourself — you most likely "did your homework," looking for an institution you could trust. You were right to expect that caregivers and administrators would follow widely accepted standards of care.
Long-term care of the elderly and disabled requires patience, diligence, compassion, skill and observance of relevant laws and regulations. Family members assume that a nursing home administration and staff will follow doctors' orders, follow established guidelines and exercise common sense in everyday interactions with residents.
Unfortunately, nursing home injuries, deaths and abuse do occur — and when those are the result of neglect, responsible parties should be held accountable.
When residents fall through the cracks of the system, disastrous consequences may include:
- Fall injuries
- Medication errors
- Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
- Scalding injuries
- Sexual abuse
If your loved one was injured or died under questionable circumstances while in a nursing home, rehabilitation facility or assisted living community, you naturally have questions that demand answers. Bringing an injury or death claim or lawsuit against a long-term care facility can bring to light flaws in a system such as:
- Inadequate screening of employees
- Lack of oversight
- Insufficient training
Your family may be entitled to financial compensation. A settlement or verdict may also include requirements for a facility to remedy safety hazards. Bowles & Verna LLP has brought about many sizable settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients.
Serving Walnut Creek And Oakland — Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers — We Offer Free Consultations
Please contact us at (925) 935-3300 for a free legal consultation with a California attorney regarding an injury or death caused by nursing home abuse or neglect. We are prepared to investigate, analyze and advise you.