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Nursing Home abuse

We entrust our elderly loved ones to nursing homes and other assisted-living facilities to ensure they are getting the care, attention and treatment they need in a safe environment. However, that is not the case for many of them who are easy targets for predators in these facilities.

According to a Congressional report, one in every three American nursing homes was cited for an abuse violation during a two-year period. Ten percent of these violations were serious enough to either cause the residents actual harm or place them in immediate jeopardy of serious injury or death.

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Nursing home abuse

LANCASTER ELDER ABUSE AND NURSING HOME NEGLECT ATTORNEYS

The Lancaster elder abuse and nursing home neglect attorneys at PARRIS Palmdale and Santa Clarita-area law office have successfully served many California families. Indeed, our personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to serving injury and wrongful death clients. Our experience has fostered a reputation for success – millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements – that is valued by our clients and respected by our peers.

NURSING HOME RESIDENT RIGHTS

Under federal law, all nursing homes are required to have written policies called the Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights. Our Lancaster elder abuse and nursing home neglect attorneys, near Palmdale and Santa Clarita, protect the rights of victims throughout California. If you or a loved one has been denied these rights or has been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, PARRIS can help you obtain compensation.

The Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights, which must be presented to any resident that requests them, should afford residents the right to:

  • Privacy, dignity, and respect
  • Choose their own physician
  • Have personal possessions
  • Participate in the planning of their medical care and treatment
  • Be informed about their medical condition and treatment
  • Manage their personal finances
  • Receive or refuse visitors
  • Be discharged or transferred only for medical reasons

WARNING SIGNS OF ELDER ABUSE

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, for every reported case of nursing home abuse, neglect, or exploitation, five additional incidents are unreported. For this reason, it is imperative that family members know and recognize the warning signs of nursing home negligence. These include:

  • Development of bed sores and ulcers
  • Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
  • Broken bones and/or unexplained falls
  • Injuries resulting from restraint or lack of restraint
  • Excessive and/or rapid weight loss
  • Unexplained or unexpected death

If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of nursing-home neglect or elder abuse, contact PARRIS today to schedule a free consultation at (661) 949-2595.