At Young & Wallin, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the human dignity of nursing home abuse victims and families in the Los Angeles area and throughout the state of California. More importantly, when we take on a case, we take our duty to provide legal care and aggressively seek justice for our clients seriously. And that is exactly what we do.
Nursing home abuse can involve physical abuse such as hitting, pinching, pushing, arm-twisting, or even sexual assaults by staff members or, in some cases, other residents. Physical abuse can also include the use of physical restraints that cause injuries as well as the use of chemical restraints (over-medicating clients to control their behavior).
The most common forms of physical abuse simply involve a failure to provide basic human care — making sure residents are not left alone in their beds too long without moving, helping them take care of hygienic needs like brushing their teeth, bathing, or putting on clothes, even making sure they get enough to eat and drink — things most people take for granted when they place a loved one under the care of such a facility.
Emotional abuse is no less abhorrent and damaging. It is also more common than we might like to believe. Emotional abuse can involve verbal insults, yelling, threats, and other conduct meant to instill fear in residents and to demean their sense of self-worth, dignity, and value as human beings. It can be subtle or overt. It nearly always results in residents feeling more isolated and unable to protect themselves. It is also more difficult to uncover than physical abuse.
For answers to other questions you may have or further information about our practice, please see:
- Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
- What You Can Do
- Nursing Home Injuries
- California Nursing Home Laws
- Selecting a Nursing Home in California
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in the Los Angeles Area
If you have been the victim of elder care negligence or suspect that a loved one has been subjected to abuse in their nursing home — call our Los Angeles area nursing home abuse law offices directly or contact us online right now with a brief description of your concerns. Initial consultations are free of charge and you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.