Orange County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
As our population in Orange County ages, it seems increasingly sensible for elderly adults to move into one of the many nursing homes or assisted living facilities that offer the more intensive services they need, such as help with dressing, eating, and bathing. There is a reasonable expectation that our loved ones will be treated with respect and dignity, and served in a caring yet professional environment. In the majority of cases, they do provide positive and supportive care. Unfortunately, the incidents of nursing home negligence and abuse, both physically and emotionally, continue to increase. The Orange County nursing home lawyers at the West Seegmiller Law Firm have worked hard for families and nursing home patients to recover damages for negligent acts. Because we have nearly 30 years of experience with millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in personal injury claims, we understand how important each case is to our clients. We take special pride in extending our personal service and attention to our elderly clients and their families. We promise them the finest representation by an accomplished nursing home attorney who not only understands their situation, but will work aggressively to see they are justly compensated for their injuries.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse occurs in two different ways. It can be an intentional act or simple neglect. An intentional act can be financial abuse, emotional mistreatment, a physical assault, or even a sexual attack. Neglect can include not providing proper care that leads to an overdose, falls, infections, bedsores, bruises, burns, bed railing injuries, dehydration, skin ulcers, administration of improper medication, septicemia, gangrene, decubitus ulcers, and osteomyelitis.
Quality care by a professional and attentive staff is easy to spot. However, if you are concerned about the care your loved one is receiving look for some of the obvious signs of neglect or abuse, such as,
- Unexplained injuries
- Caretaker cannot adequately explain residents condition
- Patient complains of being slapped or mistreated
- Unreasonable use of physical restraints
- Resident is forced to stay in their room
- Disregard for the necessities of daily living
- Unsanitary and unclean conditions
- Lack of care for existing medical conditions
- Infections, bed sores, malnutrition or dehydration
- Complains of physical or sexual attacks
- Emotionally upset or agitated
- Unusual behavior (sucking thumb, rocking, biting)
- Wanting to be isolated from other people
If you have reason to believe that your loved on is being abused or neglected, contact an experienced professional at the West Seegmiller Law Firm. We will fight hard to get your loved one the care they deserve and just compensation for their injuries. Call for a free consult with an Orange County nursing home attorney today. There is no cost or obligation. (800) 730-3950.
What will it Cost to Hire the West Seegmiller Law Firm Nursing Home Attorney?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, and advance all costs to prosecute the case. We only get paid when you get paid.
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