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California Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing home abuse is something that should absolutely never occur. Unfortunately, perpetrators of nursing home abuse exist throughout California. Joel R. Bryant is a California nursing home abuse attorney ready to help if your loved one has suffered in a long-term care facility. Our team has extensive experience handling complex injury and nursing abuse cases throughout the state, and we want to help make sure that your loved one recovers compensation and secures justice for what happened to them.

Why Choose Joel R. Bryant as Your California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?

  • Joel R. Bryant has a history of helping individuals throughout California handle complex nursing home and elder abuse cases.
  • Our team has a track record of success and has recovered significant financial settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of clients and their family members.
  • We handle nursing home abuse cases in California on a contingency fee basis. This means that families will pay no legal fees until after we successfully recover the compensation they need.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse in California

There are various types of nursing home abuse that friends and family members need to be aware of. When we look at information available from the National Council on Aging, we can see the following types of abuse are prevalent throughout the US:

  • Physical abuse. This includes any kind of physical contact meant to inflict pain or injury of an older adult. 
  • Sexual abuse. This includes any type of non-consensual sexual contact, including fondling, touching, intercourse, oral stimulation, etc.
  • Emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can include verbal assaults, harassment, intimidation, and threats of abuse.
  • Confinement. This includes restraining or isolating an older adult for any reason other than medical conditions.
  • Neglect. This includes a caregiver’s failure to provide an older adult under their care with necessities, including food, clothing, water, medical care, and shelter.
  • Financial exploitation. This includes the misuse of an older adult’s finances in any way.

How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse in California

Identifying nursing home abuse can be incredibly challenging. It is crucial for friends and family members to constantly be aware of changes in their loved one’s physical or emotional well-being. Some of the physical signs of nursing home abuse include the following:

  • Dehydration or unusual weight loss
  • Unexplained injuries, including bruises, sores, or cuts
  • Frequent and recurring bed sores
  • Unsanitary living conditions and poor hygiene
  • Unattended medical care

It can be more challenging to notice signs of emotional abuse:

  • Increased fear or anxiety
  • Unusual changes in behavior
  • Changing sleep patterns
  • Withdrawn from normal activities
  • Isolation from friends or family members

It is important for friends and family members to also keep track of their loved one’s finances. This is particularly true for those who have a power of attorney over a loved one in a nursing home. Some of the main signs of financial abuse include fraudulent signatures on various documents, unpaid bills, and sudden or unusual changes in spending patterns.

Consult with a California Nursing Home Abuse Attorney 

If you suspect that your loved one has been abused at a nursing home in California, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Your loved one should be able to recover compensation on the path towards securing justice for what happened to them. A California nursing home abuse lawyer can help you every step of the way. They will investigate what happened, gather evidence to prove liability, and handle all negotiations with insurance carriers or legal teams. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (877) 887-3997.

“Joel and his team were the help I needed to approach the nursing home that didn’t take good care of my grandmother. With Joel’s help, my grandmother was fairly compensated for the injuries she suffered as a result of the nursing home’s neglect and abuse.”

Andrea C.

“When one of the most tragic events happened in my life, Joel Bryant and Jason Julius were there for me when I needed someone the most. They both were very professional, honest, compassionate, and supportive."

Brent R.

“Joel was amazingly accessible, by phone, email and often, in person, and still is. He is a professional with an understanding heart, and a sense of humor. I still feel very fortunate to have had him on my side.”

Michelle B.
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