Nursing Home and Elder Abuse Cases

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Our Elderly Loved Ones Rely on Caregivers and May be Slow to Report Abuse Out of Fear or the Inability to Communicate Problems

Los Angeles Elder Abuse LawyersA nursing home ought to be a safe place for an elderly or disabled person. The most essential nature of the long-term care facility is expected to be “care.” Many residents and their families learn, however, that injuries, accidents and illnesses happen all too often in a nursing home facility because of abuse or neglect.

One of the many problems with elder abuse cases is that the victims are often slow to report neglect or abuse out of fear of retaliation, not wanting to trouble others, or thinking no one will believe them.  Some elderly patients, such as those suffering mental illness, may not even be able to recognize or relate abuse to trusted family members or friends.  Family members who suspect abuse or negligence has taken place should contact our law offices immediately.

The attorneys of Donahue & Horrow, L.L.P., are familiar with the complex insurance and regulatory issues that often arise in cases of suspected nursing home neglect or elder abuse. The firm combines over 50 years of legal experience and a real dedication to producing results for families whose trust has been violated and who have suffered the injury or loss of a loved one.

Contact our Los Angeles area law offices today to schedule an informative, no cost consultation to learn more about your case and how we can help you.

Reasons to Suspect Neglect or Abuse in a Nursing Home

Families of nursing home residents often seek advice and representation after a loved one in a long-term care facility has experienced one of the following:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnourishment, malnutrition
  • Medication error (overdosing, underdosing, drug interaction)
  • Decubitus ulcers / bed sores
  • Unexplained bruises or fractures
  • Falls
  • Amputations necessitated by infections
  • Emotional changes and physical signs of elder abuse

Nothing can erase what has already taken place. But a nursing home neglect claim or lawsuit may result in remedial corrective measures designed to protect future residents from similar occurrences. It is also possible to have legal costs covered and attorneys’ fees paid by the opposing side if you prevail.

El Segundo Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys Serving All Of Southern California

Our attorneys can evaluate your case for  its potential for filing a lawsuit after neglect has caused injury or death in any type of long-term care facility, including a nursing home, rehabilitation center, assisted care facility or hospice.

Contact our law firm to schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation. All nursing home neglect cases are taken on a contingency basis. That means there will be no attorneys’ fees for you to pay unless or until you receive compensation in the form of an insurance settlement or trial award.

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All cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing and we receive nothing unless you win your case by way of settlement or verdict.