Protect Your Loved Ones From Elder Abuse
Physical abuse, financial abuse, and neglect of vulnerable senior citizens living in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities is a growing problem in California and nationwide. Large parent companies seeking to cut costs understaff their facilities and rely on unqualified personnel to perform medical and care giving services. Bedsores, prescription errors, stealing from the elderly, and other abuses are sadly too common.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, our trial attorneys represent seniors and their family members in abuse and neglect cases involving unnecessary pain and suffering, severe bruising, falls and broken bones, bedsores and untreated infections leading to amputations, malnutrition, dehydration, and wrongful death.
We Fight For Justice
Throughout our personal injury practice, we choose our cases carefully, and devote our full personal attention, the strength of our experience, and our firm’s resources to each one. In elder abuse cases, we involve medical and nursing experts to help us prepare our cases for presentation to a jury, and we systematically investigate and document the causes of injuries and deaths.
While no amount of money can compensate for injury to, or the loss of, a loved one under abusive or neglectful circumstances, damage awards against nursing home parent companies provide powerful financial incentives for significant improvements in staffing and care. We are especially proud of our successful cases that also resulted in improved conditions in nursing homes.
Making Sure Nursing Home Residents Have Respectful, Safe Environments
Senior citizens deserve dignity and safety from their nursing homes. Too often, though, they become victims of abuse or neglect. If you suspect that someone you love has suffered mistreatment at the hands of nursing home staff, Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP can help you hold the perpetrators accountable, prevent the facility from enabling such behavior and recover compensation for your damages.
Since 1974, we have advocated fiercely for the people of the Bay Area and throughout California who have suffered abuse, accidents, personal injuries and other acts of negligence or maltreatment. We treat you and your loved one with the respect that you deserve as we fight for what is right.
What To Do If You Suspect Abuse Or Neglect
What makes elder abuse so sinister is that many elderly people have disabilities, can no longer defend themselves physically, or cannot communicate what they experience. It is important to remain on the lookout for signs of abuse or neglect such as:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Unexplained bruises or lacerations
- Depression or anxiety
- Fearful behavior around certain staff members
- Bed sores
- Poor hygiene, including soiled garments
- Bleeding or bruising in the genital area
- Unexplained financial transfers or withdrawals
Try to document every suspicious sign that you notice by taking photographs or keeping a diary. Then, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately to discuss your options and rights. At our firm, we understand the sense of powerlessness that accompanies elder abuse. We do everything we can to gather evidence, put together a claim and stop the abuse immediately.
We Want To Help You Protect Your Loved Ones
If you know or suspect that an elder family member is receiving substandard care or is being abused in a nursing home or long-term care facility, please contact our law offices today for skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel.