Sacramento Elder Abuse Attorneys

Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

The Purpose of a Nursing Home

In many cases, family and friends may not be capable of providing the care that an aging individual needs. Extensive supervision, medical treatment, and other such care are eventually required, which is why nursing home and assisted living facilities exist. Family and friends responsible for their elderly loved one may spend a great deal of time and effort researching these facilities in order to ensure that proper care and treatment will be provided. However, elder abuse could still arise no matter how careful the family may be. If your loved one has been a victim, you need a lawyer for your elder abuse case in Sacramento who truly cares about your case. At Newman Law Group LLP, our Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney is here for you.

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

Did you know that at least one out of six people who are at least sixty years in age have been subjected to some kind of abuse, whether physical or emotional, within their own housing communities during the past year? These tragic statistics were released by the World Health Organization, which also showed that nursing homes and similar elderly care facilities reported horrific statistics of elderly abuse by personnel. Two out of three staff members admit that they had participated in some form of abuse of patients.

Abusive Circumstances in Nursing Homes

There are many different types of elder abuse that may occur in a nursing home. A person could be physically abused, resulting in injuries such as bruises or broken bones. Neglect is one of the most common cases of abuse, evident through bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, and/or wandering. An aggressive or verbally abusive caretaker could cause a patient to suffer emotional abuse, or they may take advantage of their accounts and be guilty of financial abuse. If you have placed a loved one in a nursing home for their benefit, but you now believe he or she may be suffering abuse of any kind, don't wait another moment. Call our firm to consult with a Sacramento elder abuse attorney.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Mistreatment of some of the most vulnerable members of our society is not to be taken lightly and should incur severe consequences. The problem is that it is sometimes difficult to recognize elderly abuse when you are not around 24/7. Sometimes an elderly person may not even realize they are being maltreated, so you need to keep a close eye on both physical and emotional signs of abuse.

Some common signals that should warn you of potential nursing home abuse could include:

  • Continual falls or repeated slips
  • Inadequate hygiene
  • Malnourishment
  • Odd marks, cuts, or sores near the genitals and groin
  • Bedsores and other major or minor wounds that have not been cleaned or treated
  • Dehydration
  • Inexplicable bruises, fractures, broken bones, or scrapes
  • Sudden changes in emotional behavior without an explainable event
  • Expressions of fear or anxiety about certain staff personnel or residents
  • Both the gradual or sudden loss of finances
  • Verbal expressions of annoyance or frustration at ongoing maltreatment from members of staff
  • Gradually increasing examples of depression, sorrow, anxiety, or apathy
  • Repeated illnesses or frequent infections
  • Disappearance of medical, personal, or financial records

Get in touch with our supportive team at Newman Law Group LLP today by calling (916) 900-1114, where our Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyer can answer all your questions

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Our Victories

  • $1,500,000 $1,500,000

    After a critical two months where our client was not bathed and multiple changes of condition went uncommunicated, unreported, and uncared for, she was ambulance out to an Emergency Room, where her doctors and family were shocked to find that she had a stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer.

  • $1,000,000 $1,000,000

    Unbeknownst to prospective residents and their families, this defendant RCFE chain was willing to systematically violate laws and its own policies designed to protect vulnerable elders. Willing to admit scores of profitable, high need residents (such as our client), and leave them at the mercy of a few unqualified, untrained and overburdened caregivers.

  • $875,000 $875,000

    Through exhaustive investigation, we found that our client’s death was not the result of a few isolated mistakes by care-givers. Rather, it was the result of this corporate facility’s policies prioritizing occupancy and revenue, while ignoring staff training, staff supervision, and the quality of care being delivered.

  • $775,000 $775,000

    While eating dinner at a Skilled Nursing Facility, our client was confronted by another resident who punched him, resulting in our client’s tragic death. The other resident had resided at the facility for five months, and over the course of those five months had engaged in numerous altercations with other residents, including two altercations that occurred in the 24-hour period before he assaulted and killed our client.

  • $750,000 $750,000

    During our client’s roughly ten-week stay at a skilled nursing facility, he would suffer 8 falls, lose twenty (20) pounds, and develop an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer and a stage II coccyx pressure ulcer due to the facility’s reckless neglect. He was transferred to the hospital, where he was found severely dehydrated, his left heel wound required debridement for eschar and gangrene, and for the first time, a stage II coccyx ulcer was identified.

  • $678,000 $678,000

    Our 84-year-old client was the victim of financial elder abuse related to a number of transactions, including the purchase of a home. The Defendant's real estate agents, lender, and escrow company all failed to protect our client throughout the process of purchasing the home, which was orchestrated by a woman who fraudulently siphoned off our client’s entire life savings.

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