Elder Abuse Attorney Chula Vista | Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you or your loved one might be abused of the warning signs of elder abuse or nursing home abuse, contact a Chula Vista elder abuse attorney at Simpson Law Group. Our attorney can help you navigate the process of getting assistance for your loved one while also seeking damages.
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Chula Vista Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Attorney

When you entrust your loved one’s care to a nursing home or assisted living facility or hire a provider to come into your loved one’s home to provide care, you expect that they will receive top-notch treatment. And while the majority of long-term care practitioners love what they do and are good to their patients, that’s not always the case. If your loved one has been harmed at the hands of nursing home, private duty, or assisted living staff, you owe it to them to seek out damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Our elder abuse attorneys at Simpson Law Group is ready to help you launch your claim to recoup damages on your loved one’s behalf.

Has Your Loved One Been Abused?

Up to 44 percent of nursing home residents report that they have been abused, while 93 percent say they have experienced nursing home neglect or witnessed neglect of other residents. It is estimated that 10 percent of nursing homes are in violation with state requirements for care, leading to residents being harmed and injured, and in some cases, dying at the hands of negligent or incompetent staff. While nursing homes and assisted living facilities are supposed to offer a safe and caring environment for their patients, many put their profits before their residents and are thus understaffed and ill-equipped to provide the anticipated care. Your loved one might be abused if he or she displays any of the warning signs of elder abuse, including:

  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Withdrawal
  • Depression
  • Poor hygiene
  • Hesitant or tense relationship with nursing home staff
  • Bed sores
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts and scrapes

Elder abuse is often called a silent crime because victims are less than forthcoming in reporting it. Some are scared, since they are old and alone, and they have no one else to care for them. Others suffer from dementia or dementia-related disorders and may not even remember the abuse to report it.

Elder abuse doesn’t have to be limited to physical abuse. Malnutrition affects at least one-third of nursing home residents in the United States and leads to a lowered quality of life and potentially serious results, such as kidney failure, sepsis and infection. Neglect can also lead to bed sores, which are skin injuries that develop when a resident lies in one position for an extended period of time. Lack of hygiene and improper catheter or toileting can also cause bowel and bladder infections that can become quite serious.

Contacting a Chula Vista Elder Abuse Attorney

Lodging a formal complaint against a nursing home or assisted living facility is an important step in getting your loved one the help that he or she needs. Simpson Law Group can help you navigate the process of getting assistance for your loved one while also seeking damages that hold the staff responsible for your loved one’s injuries accountable for their actions. Reach out for a free consultation with our Chula Vista elder abuse attorney now.

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