Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse

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Serving Imperial County, CA

Berman Lawyers are Southern California and Imperial County's most trusted and accomplished nursing home abuse attorneys. Mr. William Berman, who heads the firm, was responsible for obtaining one of the largest settlements ever reported against a nursing home facility for the elderly in the State of California.

Berman and his group of hard-working, passionate attorneys have grown to be recognized as leaders when it comes to handling nursing home abuse cases in Southern California.

Imperial County is a popular southern California community, with many residents trusting their loved ones to nursing home and assisted living facilities. Most of the time these residents are treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Unfortunately, sometimes there are instances of abusive and neglectful treatment. When such violations take place, it may be necessary to take legal action in order to insure consequences for the entity responsible. Our attorneys' knowledge, experience and professional acknowledgements within this practice area make our firm a leader in handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

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What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse?

According to California's Elder Abuse Act, nursing home abuse and neglect is defined as:

"Physical abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering, or the deprivation by a care custodian..."

Abuse:
Physical abuse, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in physical harm, pain or mental suffering.

Neglect:
Includes, but is not limited to failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs.

Warning Signs of Abuse - What to Look For

Staying informed and alert is always the first step to detecting and helping a loved one or friend who is suffering from some form of abuse or neglect. Physical abuse in the form of bruises and battered markings can be easier to detect and confirm but neglect and emotional abuse can be more subtle and harder to recognize. Neglect often manifests and is recognized through unconventional medical problems such as bed sores, dehydration, over medication, and many others. We handle all types of nursing home litigation.

Learn more about the different signs to watch for to determine if a loved one is being abused, how to report elder abuse, and many more helpful articles listed below and found in our Resource Center.

Taking Legal Actions Against Abuse or Neglect:

When a loved one has been taken advantage of by a facility in the form of abuse or neglect then legal action may be needed. If you believe you have a case, please do not hesitate to contact us, if needed a consultation can conducted over the phone. To arrange a free consultation with one of our legal professional please call (858) 350-8855 or complete our case questionnaire and we will get back to you shortly.

Attorney William Berman was responsible for obtaining one of the largest settlements ever reported against a residential care facility for the elderly in the State of California. William Berman has grown to be recognized as one of the top nursing home abuse and neglect attorney’s in California. Mr. Berman has represented clients in cases against the following Imperial County based care facilities:

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Facility, Parent Company, Location
Valley Convalescent Center, Continuum Health Inc., County of Imperial; El Centro

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Nursing Home Abuse Resources & Information

Nursing Home Care Facilities
Review the different types of nursing home and elder care facilities and what legal options are available for a specific facility. This resource also provides a variety of tactics to research a facilities history and previous citations issued against the facility.

Previous Case Results
See verdicts and settlements the Berman & Riedel, LLP law firm has achieved with cases specific to abuse and neglect with various Nursing Home and Elder Care facilities.

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Below are answers to common questions people have about personal injury cases and working with a lawyer. During your initial consultation, we will be happy to answer questions that are particular to your case.

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The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis. This type of agreement means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees out-of-pocket for legal representation. Attorneys’ fees are also contingent on the outcome of your case.

You benefit from legal representation in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of a settlement or jury award. We will only recover a fee if you recover compensation.

Can You Tell Me How Much My Case Is Worth?

There is no way to determine the exact value of a personal injury case, especially early in your case. However, an experienced attorney can give you an estimated range based on their experience with similar cases.

There are many factors that may influence the value of your case, such as:

  • Your total financial or economic damages
  • The severity of your injuries
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  • The strength of your case
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  • Insurance policy limits 

Some damages are easy to calculate, such as lost wages and medical bills. Calculating the value of diminished earnings for the rest of your life or future medical needs; however, may require the help of experts. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering have no intrinsic financial value. These damages are challenging to calculate. 

If your case goes before a jury, you may potentially be able to recover more than you could through a settlement. However, this introduces a new element of risk: the jury. The circumstances of your accident and even how sympathetic you or the defendant are can influence the outcome.

During your consultation, and throughout your case, we will help you understand how these factors influence your case. We will also work tirelessly to document the value of all your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

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The vast majority of cases are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement outside of court. Very few personal injury cases actually go to trial, but it is more likely if the facts in your case are in dispute, a legal issue is being contested, or you have a high-value case.

An experienced lawyer will build your case as if it will go to trial from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence, the more likely a fair settlement will be reached.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If your case involves mostly property damage or minor injuries, you likely do not need a lawyer to handle a claim with the insurance company. The more serious your injuries, or the more complex your case, the more important it becomes to seek experienced legal counsel.

Remember that the insurance company is not on your side, even if the insurance adjuster seems sympathetic and you receive a settlement offer. If you are being blamed for your accident or sustained serious injury, a lawyer will help you protect your rights and build the strongest case possible. This includes calculating the full value of your current and future losses.

Legal representation is also vital if your case involves a complex area of law such as elder abuse or neglect, premises liability, commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or serious work-related accidents. Determining liability, navigating decades of legal precedence, and interpreting specific statutes in these cases is best done with years of relevant legal experience.

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While our law office is located in San Diego, Berman & Riedel, LLP, accepts cases throughout the state of California.

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