I’m sorry to hear about the nursing home. Unfortunately, poor care for residents of many nursing homes has become a way of life. More and more companies are entering the senior care industry as the baby boomers age, and in many cases their primary motivation is profit. As a result, shortcuts may be taken and necessary services could be eliminated, which can cause nursing home residents to suffer harm. If your loved one has been harmed during a nursing home visit, he or she may be entitled to compensation.
Typically, signs of poor nursing home care are evident before actual injuries occur. Some common signs in many patients are unexplained bruises or broken bones, sudden death, patients wandering from the facility, frequent falls, and emotional withdrawal. California has laws in effect designed to protect nursing home residents in California. If a facility fails to follow those laws, it can be held liable for any injuries that may result.
If you believe that your parent’s nursing home is responsible for any injuries, you should take a few preliminary steps. First, talk to the people in charge at the nursing home, as well as at the corporate level about the injuries. If you believe another injury may occur again, you should be proactive and take steps to move your parent from the facility. If the injuries are significant, you may choose to speak with the authorities.
Nursing home negligence or abuse can be very hard on both the resident and the resident’s family members. If you want to hold the nursing home responsible for your parent’s injuries, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles nursing home negligence attorney at 310-385-0567. I may be able to help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.