Need a Nursing Home Accidents Attorney in San Diego?
It is an unfortunate reality that abuse happens in nursing homes. To be clear, The Law Offices of Donald D. Hiney, APC does not tolerate this sort of abuse. Therefore, if you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse or a nursing home accident, we want to hear from you. Though the last thing you’re contemplating right now is legal assistance, a nursing home accidents attorney can assist you.
After all, we often trust facilities to care for our elderly loved ones properly. What happens when that trust is broken, and something sinister takes place? Whether the abuse is verbal, physical, or sexual, it’s wrong. If you are in the San Diego, Chula Vista, or surrounding area, contact our professional staff today.
About Nursing Home Abuse
When a resident of a facility suffers harm from either neglect or an intentional act from a caregiver, then nursing home abuse has occurred. Again, this harm can take the form of verbal, physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in his or her facility, then it is imperative to look for the warning signs. Of course, these signs do not guarantee abuse is taking place. However, they quite possibly could—and often do—indicate some foul play is occurring.
Warning signs of nursing home abuse may include the following:
You know your loved one better than anyone else. If their attitude, appearance, or mannerisms drastically change, then you should be aware of possible trouble.
Nursing Home Abuse Responsibility
Though it will generally depend on the specific type of abuse that is taking place, the nursing home itself can often be held liable for any sort of wrongdoing or actions carried out by its staff.
Further, if a nursing home is understaffed (resulting in patient neglect), the facility could be held liable for damages. Nursing homes also have a duty to provide background checks on all staff members, as well as, ensure all employees are well trained. If the facility fails to do so and injuries or accidents occur, the facility can likely be held accountable.
Lastly, it is also the home or facility’s responsibility to protect its residents from staff, visitors, and other residents. The physician and pharmacy are both liable for all actions involving medication.
As you can tell, these types of cases can quickly become complicated, determining the kind of abuse that has occurred, and just who is or can be held responsible. Therefore, having a nursing home accidents attorney on your side could be beneficial.
Contact a Nursing Home Accidents Attorney Today
There is nothing fun or desirable about needing an attorney, especially when the case involves nursing home abuse. However, the law can be difficult, and it is important to get the facts and evidence of the case correct the first time. Not to mention, you and your family have suffered enough; you should focus on healing and moving on with your lives.
Let the professional team at Donald D. Hiney, APC help you during this difficult time. Remember, you don’t have to fight alone.