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.
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…”
Physical abuse, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in physical harm, pain or mental suffering.
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:[eztable]
Facility, Parent Company, Location
Valley Convalescent Center, Continuum Health Inc., County of Imperial; El Centro
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.