Your loved one or family member should never suffer abuse or neglect of any kind during their stay at a nursing home. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you may think. When this type of conduct has occurred, there are many reasons that legal action should be taken. Appropriate legal action serves as a consequence for the entity or company responsible. It also provides due compensation to victims and their family members.
Berman & Riedel are the leading firm representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in the state of California. Our attorneys’ expertise is unsurpassed, and the team has been recognized with a variety of industry acknowledgements.
Heading up the firm is attorney William Berman, founder and managing partner of Berman & Riedel, LLP. Mr. 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, a $2.2 million result, in just his second year of practice as an attorney. With continued success, he has grown to be recognized as one top attorney when it comes to handling nursing home abuse cases in the State of California.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, some are obvious, and some less so. Physical abuse in the form of bruises and other visible markings can be easier to spot, but neglect and emotional or verbal abuse can be much more difficult to recognize. Nursing home patient neglect often manifests itself through unconventional medical problems. These can include bed sores, dehydration, over medication, malnutrition, among other symptoms.
We handle all types of nursing home abuse litigation, most commonly when an elderly or dependent adult nursing home resident experiences:
- This includes, physical abuse and trauma, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or any other incident resulting in physical pain, harm, or mental suffering.
- Includes, but is not limited to failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs.
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene and cleaning, or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter.
- Lack of protection from health and safety hazards.
- Failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration.
If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect – Take Legal Action
When your loved one or family member has been neglected or abused, legal action may be necessary to correct the organization’s behavior and earn due compensation. If you believe your family member has been a victim of such abuse or neglect, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys provide free, no-obligation consultations that can be done over the phone. To set up a consultation evaluation with one of our attorneys, please call (858) 350-8855 or complete our case questionnaire.
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 Palm Springs based care facilities:[eztable]
Facility, Parent Company, Location
“California Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center”, ,County of Riverside; Palm Springs
Premier Care Center for Palm Springs, “The Ensign Group, LLC”, County of Riverside; Palm Springs
If you are not sure, or need more information, our website’s resource center has information for loved ones and family members that can help you learn how to spot abuse, and why legal action may be the best recourse.
Additional Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Resources.
Legal Definitions of Nursing Home Abuse in the State of California – Learn about what actions constitute nursing home abuse or neglect, including physical, mental, emotional, financial, and other forms of neglect and abuse.
Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect – Learn how nursing home abuse and neglect may manifest itself in your family-member or loved one. Medication errors, malnutrition, and unaddressed infections are just some of the outward signs of abuse and neglect.