Your loved one or family member should never suffer abuse or neglect of any kind during their stay at a nursing home. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect incidents in nursing homes are on the rise. When this type of conduct has occurred, there are many reasons that one may pursue legal action. You may choose to take action for many reasons, including consequence for the entity or company responsible, compensation to victims, or to ensure abusive behavior ceases in the future.
Berman Lawyers are the leading firm litigating cases of nursing home abuse and neglect in Ventura County and across the state of California. Our team has been recognized with a variety of industry acknowledgements.
Leading the team of aggressive attorneys is 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. The firm’s success has continued, growing to be recognized as the top legal firm handling nursing home abuse cases in the State of California.
Understanding Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse in nursing homes can take various forms. Some, such as bruises and other visible markings, are obvious and easy to spot. But abuse and neglect can also be emotional or verbal, these cases tend to be much more difficult to recognize and detect. Nursing home patient neglect often manifests itself through unconventional and unforseen medical problems. These can include bed sores, dehydration, over medication, malnutrition, among other symptoms.
Our attorneys handle any and 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.
What To Do If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect
When your loved one, friend, or family member has been neglected or abused inside a nursing home or care facility, legal action may be necessary to correct the organization’s behavior and earn due compensation. If you believe your loved has been a victim of such abuse or neglect, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys provide free, no-obligation case 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.
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.