Many Californians either currently live or at some point will live in a nursing home. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are supposed to provide a safe, trusting haven for elderly individuals to comfortably live the remainder of their lives. Unfortunately, many owners and operators of nursing homes in California do not share the same goals and are only motivated by monetary profits instead of meeting the needs and desires of their elderly or disabled residents.
Deciding to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home or an assisted living facility is not an easy decision to make. If you have made the difficult decision to do so, it is your right to expect the facility to care for your elderly or disabled loved one and not injure, abuse or neglect them. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a reality in California. It is imperative to hold the responsible parties who injured your loved accountable for their actions.
The Los Angeles nursing home attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of the elderly who have been abused and neglected at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We will work hard to get you the damages that you and your loved one deserve.
How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is not always easy to spot. The symptoms may not be so obvious, especially for the family members of the elderly who are not at the facility and may not visit on a daily basis. However, if you suspect that your elderly loved one may be subject to abuse, it is imperative that you look for the following signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse:
- Untreated bedsores, wounds, cuts or bruises
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss
- Abnormally pale complexion
- Poor personal hygiene
- Torn clothing or broken personal items
- Blood on bed sheets
If you notice any of these or other symptoms that may be indicative that your loved one has been subject to nursing home abuse or neglect, it is imperative that you immediately contact the appropriate authorities. You should also consult with an attorney who specifically handles nursing home abuse cases to protect the legal rights of your loved one.
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we believe that your loved one has the right to be heard. Those who commit the horrid acts of nursing home abuse and neglect must be held accountable for their actions. Our Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyers will expertly investigate the facts of your case to make sure all the responsible parties, including the facility, are held accountable. Filing a personal injury claim will not make the devastating experience for your loved one go away. However, it can bring him or her a sense of justice and closure.
Protect Your Rights With an Experienced Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorneys specialize in handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases and have the experience to help you hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Please call us at 1-949-565-2974 to discuss your case with an expert Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.