When your parent or loved one has to go into a nursing home, you expect that they will get a high standard of care, so that they don’t have to spend their final days in needless pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are either understaffed, or keep staffing levels at a minimum, so that they can maximize profits. As a result, many seniors suffer unnecessary injuries, from bedsores to dehydration or malnutrition, from bruises or broken bones in falls to infections or other maladies. In the aftermath of an injury, you want an experienced lawyer to help you pursue full and fair compensation for their injuries.
At the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates, we have protected the rights of personal injury victims in and around Riverside, California, for more than 22 years. We are a husband-wife legal team with offices conveniently located across from the Riverside courthouse. We provide a free initial consultation to every client. If you mention our website when you call, we will give you a $500 discount on your legal fees. To schedule an appointment, contact us by e-mail or call our office toll-free at 1-800-228-0507.
The Types of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect or abuse takes a variety of forms, including:
- Failure to properly monitor residents—Often, due to inadequate staffing or lack of proper procedures, residents are not monitored on a regular and timely basis. They may fall or suffer other injury or illness.
- Bedsores or decubitis ulcers—Residents who are mostly or exclusively bedridden need to be turned or moved on a regular basis, or they can develop bedsores, which can be painful and can become infected.
- Dehydration or malnutrition—Many residents in nursing homes suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. Frequently, they will forget to eat or drink, or will dispose of food or beverages without consuming them. A common problem in nursing homes is dehydration or malnutrition.
- Failure to provide appropriate care, including the administration of medication, the providing of medical treatment, or attention to personal hygiene.
- Physical or sexual assault of residents—Nursing home staffers may have inadequate anger management skills and improperly use corporal punishment in an attempt to get residents to comply with requests. Occasionally, nursing home employees may prey on helpless individuals in a nursing home, sexually abusing them.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates
To discuss your legal needs with an experienced Riverside nursing home neglect injury lawyer, contact our office online or call us toll-free at 1-800-228-0507. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se Habla Español.