California’s elderly population continues to grow at a staggering rate. The elderly are frequently victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The attorneys at Lanzone & Morgan along with Young & Wallin are dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable citizens. If suspect some you love has been a victim of elder abuse call us immediately at (888) 999-0169.
Our experienced California Elder Abuse and Neglect attorneys are seasoned litigators that demand wrongful parties be held liable. We work with Lanzone Morgan LLP to hold caregivers, nursing homes, and hospitals accountable for their wrongdoing. We understand that this can be a stressful time for you and your family. Our team of knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyers will guide you through the legal process helping you to get justice for your loved one.
Types of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse
The most common types of abuse perpetrated against seniors at nursing homes and assisted living facilities include:
- Physical Abuse
Can consist of any kind of physical harm inflicted on your loved one, including the unwarranted use of restraints, striking, slapping, hitting, kicking, shoving, grabbing, or any other intentional act which causes an injury.
- Sexual Abuse
Includes any “non-consensual sexual contact by one person upon another.” As indicated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, sexual abuse against elders "frequently goes underreported, under-investigated, and unnoticed."
- Emotional Abuse
May include any verbal or psychological harm inflicted by nursing home or assisted living facility staff. Caregivers may yell or use threatening behavior to instill fear into an individual.
Nursing home neglect can come in many different forms but may include intentional isolation, failing to change soiled linens, or bandages.
Nursing homes, hospitals, and caregivers have a duty to provide adequate care for their patients. The California Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA) has found that many of California's skilled nursing facilities provide "poor quality of care." Elder abuse and neglect can lead to serious health complications, including bedsores, broken bones, and even death. If you suspect that your loved one is being victimized at a nursing home or by a caregiver, contact our California Elder Abuse Attorneys today for a free consultation at (888) 999-0169.