Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home and Elder Abuse in San Bernardino
It is an emotional and devastating situation when an elderly loved one
has been the victim of abuse while in a nursing home. You may only suspect
this is taking place, and may be unsure about what to do about it. You
may not be certain what constitutes evidence of abuse, or if the facility
is legally responsible. If someone you love is in a nursing home and you
suspect they are being abused or neglected, or if injuries or
wrongful death has been the outcome of abuse, it is imperative that you contact a San
Bernardino personal injury lawyer immediately. An experienced attorney
will know what to look for and who is responsible in cases of abuse or neglect.
Finding an Experienced Legal Representative
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take on many forms. It could be simple
neglect, where the individual is not attended to regularly. Staff may
be verbally or physically abusive. Some signs that any relative should
be on alert for are bedsores, scratches or abrasions, broken bones, bruising,
burns, or wounds. You might notice behavioral changes, with the resident
becoming more angry or depressed, or becoming unresponsive and withdrawn.
It is quite common for a family member of a nursing home residence to
hesitate to report any of these symptoms due to being unsure whether these
are signs of abuse or neglect, or they might fear that reporting what
is observed could result in retaliation.
There is never an excuse for mistreatment of the elderly in nursing homes.
A caring and compassionate attorney will take action to stop any type
of abuse and help you or your loved one recover any compensation that
that is due, based upon the degree of the abuse or neglect, and other factors.
Contact the Law Offices of Vetchtein & Associates for the help and guidance you need.