Riverside Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Cases of Abuse and Neglect in Riverside Nursing Homes
When we put our loved ones into the care of a nursing home, we don't expect that they will suffer from abuse or neglect. However, these are real concerns, as countless cases have been reported in which it was discovered that elderly patients in nursing homes were terribly abused, causing injury, illness or even death. If you suspect that your loved family member is being victimized by an abuser, whether financially, emotionally, physically or sexually, it is vital that you contact a Riverside nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm to discuss filing a civil claim against them.
The authorities should be immediately alerted if you discover that your family member has been beaten, is undernourished, overmedicated, dirty or other serious situation. As the baby boomer generation gets older, our nursing homes have turned into an exploding commercial area. Many who are hoping to make big financial gains open these facilities, but do not properly train their staff, or allow overmedication to keep the residents "quiet". Any signs of abuse should not be taken lightly; many senior citizens have been the victim of unscrupulous abusers who take advantage of their frail state and abuse or neglect them in terrible and unimaginable ways.
Fighting Against Nursing Home Abuse in Riverside
Attorney Steven J. Weinberg takes on such cases fully committed to seeking justice for the injured and their families. Those who take advantage of senior citizens in their care deserve to be held responsible for their irresponsibility. The practice of abuse and neglect must be stopped, and filing a civil claim against the individual and the facility is one way that justice can be served. They will be facing their criminal charges in criminal court as well, should charges be filed against them by the state, which is almost certain.
The firm represents individuals in all types of nursing home abuse cases including but not limited to
nursing home injuries,
reckless neglect, cases involving
consumer scams & fraud,
nursing home falls, and elders suffering from
Nursing Home Restraints
Other common abuses in nursing homes include the misuse of nursing home restraints. These restraints are in place for cases where the elderly need to be restricted in their movement, and should only be used for safety measures. Examples of nursing home restraints include bars or safety vests attached to wheelchairs. The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 was passed to secure the right of nursing home residents to move about freely
When a caregiver does not give an elderly person the attention they need and deserve, it can result in the decline of the elderly person's health. Dehydration can occur within a couple days of neglect, and other effects such as
improper nutrition can be the result of long-term negligence on the part of the caretaker.
Medication errors are usually because the staff was poorly trained or understaffed. The firm addresses all of these forms of elderly abuse.
All types of elder abuse, including
sexual abuse, cases of
wrongful death, and
medical malpractice are zealously represented by the firm. Each case involves it own set of circumstances and should be reviewed on an immediate basis so that it can be determined what course of legal action should be taken. Protecting the elderly from abuse is a real concern, and our firm is prepared to aggressively pursue compensation in civil court if your loved one has been the victim of this criminal activity.
Contact a Riverside nursing home abuse lawyer
from the firm for representation in cases of abuse or neglect of your elderly relative.