Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

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When a loved one is placed in a nursing home, it’s often a difficult decision that’s made to ensure a family member receives the skilled nursing care they need. You trust the facility to give your family member a safe living environment, necessary assistance and medical care, and the quality of life they deserve.

Sadly, nursing home neglect and abuse are all too common. It’s estimated that up to 24% of residents in nursing homes experience physical abuse at some point during their stay. Adults with dementia are at an even greater risk, with half suffering some form of neglect or abuse. However, most elder abuse cases go unrecognized and unreported.

Do you believe your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a Sacramento skilled nursing facility? Legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you pursue justice and fair compensation for your family member. At Berman & Riedel, LLP, we represent nursing home abuse victims and their family members in holding negligent nursing homes accountable. Contact a Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney today for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you.

How the Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Berman & Riedel, LLP, Can Help You

For a typical personal injury attorney, proving a nursing home abuse case can be very difficult. These cases involve many unique challenges including victims who may be unable to articulate their experiences. It can also be hard to recognize signs of abuse or neglect without experience and differentiate injuries and medical complications that are a result of age and frailty rather than poor care.

At Berman & Riedel, LLP, our Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyers have extensive experience litigating personal injury lawsuits involving nursing home wrongful death, neglect, and abuse. Our legal team is ready to help you through every stage of your case. We will.

  • Provide legal advice and guidance to residents and family members
  • Investigate the circumstances of suspected neglect and injuries
  • Gather evidence including past complaints, medical records, facility care plans, and facility records
  • Work with medical experts to establish the standard of care and how injuries happened
  • Identify all parties who may be liable
  • Negotiate on your behalf to seek fair compensation
  • Take your case to court if needed

Contact our law office for a free consultation to tell your story and discuss how we can help you seek justice.

 

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is a form of elder abuse that happens when a nursing home resident is subjected to physical, psychological, or sexual abuse or neglect of basic needs and medical care.

Types of elder abuse in nursing homes include:

Nursing home abuse and neglect can involve mistreatment by nursing home staff members, medical malpractice committed by health care professionals, and even sexual or physical abuse from other residents.

Learn more about California nursing home residents’ rights under state and federal law.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

There are many warning signs of nursing home neglect or abuse to watch for:

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Signs of over-medication like excessive drowsiness, reduced mobility, and decreased responsiveness
  • Frequent falls
  • Bed sores or pressure ulcers
  • Scabies
  • Poor hygiene
  • Unclean living area
  • Signs of dehydration or malnutrition
  • Nursing home elopement or a resident leaving the facility unattended
  • Unexplained changes in eating or sleeping
  • Sudden anxiety, depression, agitation, or low self-esteem
  • Unexplained behavioral changes like becoming withdrawn

While these are common signs of physical elder abuse and elder neglect, family members should watch for other signs an older adult is being mistreated. For instance, certain infections or medical complications may point to neglect, such as MRSA or sepsis. The signs of elder abuse in seniors with dementia can be even harder to recognize.

At Berman & Riedel, LLP, we are prepared to fight for nursing home residents who have suffered any form of abuse or neglect while living in a facility trusted with their care. Schedule a free consultation today with a Sacramento elder abuse lawyer to discuss how we can help you.

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Sacramento

If you suspect abuse or neglect, it's crucial to report it to the appropriate authorities. In Sacramento, CA, many agencies accept and investigate reports of senior abuse, but the correct agencies depend on where your loved one lives.

Below are resources for reporting elder abuse in a nursing home in Sacramento County. Note that you can cross-report suspected neglect or abuse to multiple agencies.

Medical or Criminal Emergency

If you believe your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911. Local law enforcement and emergency responders will quickly respond and intervene to protect your loved one's health and safety.

Imminent Danger or Suspected Criminal Activity

If there isn’t an issue that requires immediate attention but you do feel there’s a potential threat to the health or safety of your loved one, reach out to the non-emergency line for local law enforcement.

Issues with Standard of Care

Sometimes, you may feel your senior loved one or family member isn’t getting the proper care they deserve. If that’s the case, you can make a report to the local California Department of Public Health (CDPH) office. You can also report suspected elder neglect in a nursing home to the CDPH.

Sacramento District Office
3901 Lennane Drive, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 263-5800

Additional Resources

The California Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is administered by the California Department of Aging. An ombudsman helps residents handle issues related to personal preferences, day-to-day care, and safety and health issues. Learn more about how a California ombudsman can help you if you suspect abuse or neglect.

Agency on Aging (AAA) Area 4 is the local Department of Aging office that provides services to Sacramento County, including long-term ombudsman services.

.Sacramento long-term care ombudsman: (916) 376-8910

You can also submit a report to the Attorney General's Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse (DMFEA). The bureau investigates and prosecutes Medi-Cal fraud and abuse committed by skilled nursing facilities, Medi-Cal providers, and care facility staff members. You can submit a report to the DMFEA online or by calling (800) 722-0432.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

After reporting issues to the necessary local and state authorities, your next step should be to hire a Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyer. A civil lawsuit against the negligent facility allows you to seek compensation for an elderly victim of abuse or wrongful death. Experienced elder abuse lawyers can help you protect your loved one's rights and seek fair compensation to ensure your loved one receives the medical care and quality of life they deserve.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

Multiple parties can be held liable for nursing home negligence. In nursing home abuse cases, parties who are commonly liable include:

  • The nursing home facility and its owners – A facility is responsible for negligence such as understaffing that leads to neglect, failure to ensure staff are properly trained, and unsafe conditions. They are also responsible for the actions of staff operating within the scope of their job.
  • Nursing home staff members and contractors – This includes individual care providers, supervisors, and administrative staff.
  • Healthcare providers – Healthcare professionals may be liable for medical malpractice such as medication errors or failure to diagnose or treat a condition.

Compensation Available in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

A civil lawsuit allows injured seniors and family members to recover financial damages and hold the nursing home and other parties accountable. Damages that may be available in a nursing home neglect lawsuit include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

An experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney at Berman & Riedel, LLP, can help you understand your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Learn more about nursing home abuse lawsuit damages including factors that affect how much a case is worth and average settlement amounts.

Berman & Riedel, LLP – About Our Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm in Sacramento

Berman & Riedel, LLP, has handled cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, wrongful death, and medical malpractice for decades. We have handled more personal injury cases involving the California Elder Abuse Act than most attorneys who accept these types of cases. Our law firm is renowned for our advocacy for vulnerable senior citizens and the results we have achieved.

If a loved one has suffered mistreatment in a California nursing home, we are ready to help you. At Berman & Riedel, LLP, we are committed to giving injured clients and their families aggressive representation to hold negligent facilities accountable.

Our Elder Abuse & Nursing Neglect Case Results

In just his second year of practice, founding attorney and managing partner William M. Berman obtained a $2.2 million settlement on behalf of a client. It was one of the largest settlements in California history against a residential care facility for the elderly. Our firm has recovered over $100 million in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. We are committed to providing you with the same tireless representation to recover compensation from a negligent facility.

Here are the results we have achieved on behalf of nursing home residents who have suffered serious injuries or wrongful death. View our nursing home abuse and neglect case results page to see additional results.

  • $2.2 million – An Oxnard residential care facility resident died after choking on vomit. Facility staff had intentionally tied the victim's emergency call cord out of her reach after becoming annoyed by repeated calls for help while vomiting.
  • $1.7 million – An elderly resident died from amputation surgery complications. The surgery was necessary after the patient developed severe pressure ulcers that developed into sepsis.
  • $1.5 million – A nursing home resident suffered internal bleeding for 26 days before suffering a severe brain hemorrhage and death. Staff had failed to monitor medication levels as her physician had ordered or seek appropriate medical care as her health worsened.
  • $910,000 – An elderly nursing home resident died when life-sustained medication was not administered for 26 days.
  • $700,000 – An elderly man suffered fatal injuries in a fall after he was overmedicated to keep him quiet.
  • $600,000 – A resident died from severe urosepsis caused by failure to properly care for the resident's catheter.
  • $475,000 – A nursing home resident suffered a fatal head injury in a fall. This occurred after staff failed to initiate a fall prevention protocol even though the resident had a well-documented high-risk status for a fall.
  • $350,000 – A skilled nursing facility resident died after suffering neglect and the improper administration of a vital injection medication.

Cities We Serve in Sacramento County

Berman & Riedel, LLP, accepts nursing home abuse cases throughout Northern California and the entire state. Schedule an initial consultation with a California nursing home abuse lawyer at our law office today to discuss your case.

Antelope • Arden-Arcade • Carmichael • Citrus Heights • Elk Grove • Elverta • Fair Oaks • Florin • Folsom • Foothill Farms • Fruitridge Pocket • Galt • Gold River • Isleton • La Riviera • Lemon Hill • Mather • North Highlands • Orangevale • Parkway • Rancho Cordova • Rancho Murieta • Rio Linda • Rosemont • Sacramento • Vineyard • Walnut Grove • Wilton

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Berman & Riedel, LLP

Has an elderly loved one suffered serious injuries or died in a Sacramento nursing home? If you suspect they suffered mistreatment, physical harm, or neglect, a nursing home abuse lawyer can help you investigate what happened and hold the responsible parties accountable.

At Berman & Riedel, LLP, we are committed to fighting for the rights of seniors in California and holding negligent nursing homes, staff members, and medical providers responsible. We will fight for fair compensation on behalf of your loved one.

Our Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing out of pocket for our legal representation. Our attorneys' fees are taken out of your recovery only if we succeed in recovering money on your behalf.

Contact our legal team today to schedule a free case review with a Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your case and how we can help you.

Sacramento County Nursing Homes List

Overall, Sacramento nursing homes provide exceptionally great care to those who are living on their premises. With certified medical professionals on staff prepared to offer a higher level of service, they tend to have a more comprehensive approach that includes healthcare, compared to assisted living facilities, which provide more basic care as part of daily living.

According to recent Medicare ratings, nearly half of the nursing homes in Sacramento scored five stars, while another eight scored four stars for their staffing, health inspections, and quality of life. You should always conduct detailed research prior to choosing a location for your loved one.

While neglect should never happen at any facility, all too often, people need the help of a Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney because they did not research a facility's rating and history of complaints. Unfortunately, all the research in the world won’t always prevent the possibility of abuse or nursing home negligence at a location. The Sacramento nursing home and elder abuse lawyers at Berman & Riedel, LLP, are here to help you if your loved one has been mistreated.

Check our guide to How to Choose a Nursing Home for more information on what to look for in a skilled nursing facility.

Name & Info (See Legend)Address & PhoneRating
Mountain Manor Senior Residence
FP, MC & MA
36
6101 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-7211
5
Eskaton Care Center Manzanita
NP, MC & MA
45
5318 Manzanita Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 331-8513
4
Mission Carmichael Healthcare Center
FP, MC & MA
53
3630 Mission Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-1580
4
Eskaton Village Care Center
FP, MC & MA
60
3939 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 974-2060
3
American River Center
FP, MC & MA
74
3900 Garfield Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 481-6455
2
Rosewood Post Acute Rehabilitation
FP, MC & MA
99
6041 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 483-8103
3
Windsor El Camino Care Center
FP, MC & MA
99
2540 Carmichael Way
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 482-0465
3
Whitney Oaks Care Center
FP, MC & MA
140
3529 Walnut Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-8601
1
Manorcare Health Services (Citrus Heights)
NP, MC
45
7807 Uplands Way
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 967-2929
3
Windsor Elk Grove Care & Rehabilitation Ctr
FP, MC & MA
99
9461 Batey Avenue
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 685-9525
1
Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks
NP, MC & MA
391
11300 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 965-4663
1
Folsom Care Center
FP, MC & MA
176
510 Mill Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 985-3641
1
Golden Living Center - Galt
FP, MC & MA
198
144 F Street
Galt, CA 95632
(209) 745-1537
1
Casa Coloma Health Care Center
FP, MC & MA
202
10410 Coloma Rd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 363-4843
2
Capital Transitional Care
FP, MC & MA
28
6821 24Th Street
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 391-6011
4
Woodside Healthcare Center
FP, MC & MA
30
2240 Northrop Ave
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-1337
3
Double Tree Post Acute Care Center
FP, MC & MA
30
7400 24Th Street
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 422-4825
5
Sherwood Healthcare Center
FP, MC & MA
35
4700 Elvas Ave
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 454-5752
4
Saint Claire's Nursing Center
FP, MC
39
6248 66Th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 392-4440
5
Applewood Post Acute
FP, MC & MA
46
1090 Rio Lane
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 446-2506
5
Saylor Lane Healthcare Center
FP, MC & MA
49
3500 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 457-6521
4
University Post-Acute Rehab
FP, MC & MA
59
2120 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 452-6631
4
Arden Post Acute Rehab
FP, MC & MA
65
3400 Alta Arden Expressway
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 481-5500
4
Norwood Pines Alzheimers Center
FP, MC & MA
68
500 Jessie Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 922-7177
5
College Oak Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
FP, MC & MA
73
4635 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 481-7434
4
Mid-Town Oaks Post-Acute
FP, MC & MA
79
2600 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 321-9440
2
Windsor Care Center Of Sacramento
FP, MC & MA
80
501 Jessie Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 922-8855
4
Bruceville Terrace-D/P SNF Of Methodist Hosp
NP, MC & MA
98
8151 Bruceville Road
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 423-6000
3
Asbury Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
FP, MC & MA
99
2257 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 649-2000
2
Acc Care Center
NP, MC & MA
99
7801 Rush River Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 393-9020
1
Pioneer House
NP, MC & MA
128
415 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-4906
3
Gramercy Court
FP, MC & MA
130
2200 Gramercy Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 482-2200
1
Briarwood Post Acute
FP, MC & MA
139
5901 Lemon Hill Ave
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 383-2741
3
Sacramento Post-Acute
FP, MC & MA
148
5255 Hemlock Street
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 331-4590
3
Mckinley Park Care Center
FP, MC & MA
174
3700 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 452-3592
1
Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven
NP, MC & MA
176
455 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 393-2550
1

Table Legend

Ownership: FP - For Profit, NP - Non Profit, GOV - Government
(Beds): # of beds allowed under license
Certification: (MC - Medicare, MA - Medicaid, MC & MA - Medicare & Medicaid)
Rating: Overall rating by Medicare (1 to 5 stars, as of 9/2019)

Map of Sacramento County Nursing Homes


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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
  • The impact of your injuries on your daily life
  • The strength of your case
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • 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.

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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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