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Can I Sue a California Nursing Home for Neglect?

A common question that law firms get regards the ability to sue a nursing home for neglect. Nursing home abuse cases are serious. They take advantage of the elderly population in a variety of ways, oftentimes putting their quality of life at risk at a time when they are most vulnerable. Joel Bryant understands the importance of the wellbeing of your elderly family members. Reach out to him today to gain the help of a California nursing home abuse lawyer following your negative experience with an elderly healthcare facility.

Should I Get an Attorney?

In nearly every state, you can sue a nursing home for neglect. This applies to California and may result in financial compensation for a variety of reasons. There are many different benefits to filing a nursing home neglect lawsuit with an attorney in California including financial compensation for:

  • Health issues, disability, and issues resulting from neglect
  • Costs incurred at the neglectful nursing home
  • Costs associated with changing nursing homes
  • Mental and physical therapy
  • Money stolen in the case of financial abuse
  • And more…

Attorneys can make the process of suing a neglectful nursing home simple and expedited. While the amount of compensation varies, many cases result in millions of dollars in compensation. An attorney can help you not only prove that your family deserves financial reimbursement for economic difficulty, but present adequate evidence to back it up as nursing homes fight back.

How a California Nursing Home May Neglect Residents

There are many different ways in which a nursing home may be neglecting its residents. While an outsider may view some of these as not necessarily very egregious oversights, these complications may be serious and lead to illness, mental instability, and even death.

  • Inadequate food or water
  • Lack of proper utilities such as a functioning bathroom
  • Insufficient space
  • Poor or jeopardized ventilation
  • Unclean living conditions and lack of hygiene 
  • Failure to properly turn or provide routine medical care
  • Medical equipment that does not provide proper medical care
  • Infestations of rodents or insects

Looking out for Signs of Negligence

Many of these conditions are often not known to the family members of nursing home residents. This is generally due to the fact that family members do not live there, meaning they seldom need to interact with the negligent conditions in which their elderly family members are living. In addition, many elderly individuals are unable to properly communicate negligence or fully provide evidence that it is going on. Despite that, there are still some warning signs that you may be able to identify to prevent negligence and abuse in advance.

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Mood swings, especially those that include frustration or withdrawal
  • Weight loss, malnutrition, or dehydration
  • Extended or abnormal amounts of confusion
  • Bedsores
  • Feelings of fright or  adversity towards staff
  • Absence of personal belongings
  • Soiled bed sheets or clothing 

Joel Bryant, the #1 Choice for a California Nursing Home Attorney

The answer to a question concerning one’s ability to sue a nursing home is simple. Yes, you can with the help of a California nursing home abuse attorney. Lawyers have successfully won large amounts of compensation for their clients following incidents of nursing home negligence. 

Joel Bryant is one of them, willing to put his passion and experience to work for you and your family following the negligent actions of a nursing home. Contact us today to learn more about your options and finally obtain justice for what your elderly loved ones have suffered.