San Bernardino Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, one of the best ways, you can help them is to take action. Bringing attention to a potentially dangerous situation can serve to protect similar residents in the future.
Attorney Joel Bryant is an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney is San Bernardino who is:
- Effective and proven successful in recovering compensation for nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families
- Compassionate and understanding of the emotional turmoil surrounding abuse and neglect issues
- Relentless in his pursuit to hold nursing homes accountable for the abuse and neglect of residents
Call Attorney Bryant’s office today and schedule a free consultation. He will provide you with an honest assessment of your case, suggest the best legal routes available, and answer your most pressing legal questions.
A San Bernardino Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Can Help
When you file a claim against a nursing home, it is your burden to prove the neglect or abuse occurred, and that the neglect or abuse was the direct cause of harm to your loved one. This is a difficult task, and one best tackled with the help of a professional.
Attorney Joel Bryant will assist you in resolving your nursing home abuse or neglect claim through court litigation or in a settlement outside of court. He knows and can advise you as to the value of your claim. Attorney Bryant will not let the nursing home or their insurance company pressure you into settling your claim for less than its worth.
Attorney Bryant will also work to build and strengthen your case through:
- Investigating your claim
- Speaking with witnesses
- Gathering all relevant evidence
- Reviewing medical records with experts
Call Attorney Bryant’s office to begin work on your loved one’s case. Never accept any settlement offers or sign any agreements without speaking to an experienced attorney. You could lose the opportunity to recover full compensation for your loved one.
What is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?
Nursing home abuse is the intentional mistreatment of a resident. Nursing home neglect is the failure to provide reasonable resident care and attention.
There are four common types of nursing home abuse, as follows:
Nursing home neglect may include:
- Failure to provide proper nutrition and hydration
- Failure to provide appropriate medication
- Lack of hygienic care
- Lack of supervision
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home residents are sometimes unable or afraid to communicate details of their mistreatment at the hands of nursing home staff or the facility itself. Therefore, it is imperative to know the significant signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.
These include the following:
- Agitation, extreme withdrawal, or sudden changes in behavior
- Falls or unexplained injuries
- Unexplained infections
- Rapid weight loss or malnutrition
- Reluctance to speak in front of staff members
- Pressure ulcers
- Heavy sedation
- Soiled linens or clothing
- Frequent unreported illness
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Compensation
If you suspect abuse or neglect of your loved one, a civil lawsuit may compensate your loved one and your family. The amount of damages and types of damages depend on the extent of the injuries and individual facts of your claim but can include:
- Nursing home care
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical treatment
- In the event of the loss of your loved one, wrongful death
A lawsuit against a nursing home holds that facility accountable for their actions and those of their staff and may prevent future cases of abuse or neglect. To learn more about recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect in your loved one, call Attorney Joel Bryant.
Attorney Bryant will stand by your side from start to finish. Caregivers should never mistreat or abuse those entrusted to their care. Stand up for your loved one by calling Attorney Bryant’s office today to schedule your free consultation.