Elder abuse is a terribly
inhumane crime that leaves victims feeling vulnerable, distrustful
and alone. The feeling of hopelessness actually keeps many victims
from reporting the abuse. Those who abuse or neglect elderly citizens
need to be held responsible for the pain and suffering they have
caused. The aggressive personal injury lawyers at Bisnar & Chase,
LLP have experience representing California clients that have been
victims of nursing home abuse and negligence. If you or a loved
one has suffered because of mistreatment by a nursing home or assisted
living facility, contact our office today for a free consultation
about your case.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a legal responsibility
to report any misconduct, negligence or abuse to authorities. By
failing to do so, they are putting residents at risk and allowing
criminals to get away with hurting, abusing and stealing from innocent
victims. Since many nursing home abuse victims are scared to report
any mistreatment, crimes of this nature too often go unreported.
It is vital that nursing home employees and relatives of the residents
report any suspicious behaviors or actions to the authorities to
prevent further injury.
Nursing home abuse is often the result of frustrated, overworked
employees who take out their aggression on innocent residents. The
abuse affects the victims physically, emotionally, or sexually.
Victims may have bruises, broken bones or bed sores and feel hopeless,
depressed and isolated. Abusers may harm their residents through
neglect or mistreatment by depriving them food or water, using unnecessary
sedatives or leaving wounds untreated, causing infection.
When a loved one needs additional attention in the golden years
of his or her life, you may decide to place him or her in the care
of a nursing home assisted living facility. In doing so, you trust
the home or facility to care for its residents and ensure a happy
and safe living environment. When this trust is violated through
acts of abuse or neglect, the nursing home should be held accountable
for the injuries and damage caused by staff.
If you suspect that a loved has been the victim of nursing home
abuse or neglect, you should seek the advice of an experienced California
Personal Injury Lawyer. Contact our offices for a free IMMEDIATE
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