If you suspect or learn that your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at their nursing home, don’t wait to contact the San Diego nursing home abuse attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers. We understand the challenges you’re facing, and we take cases like this very seriously.
Nursing homes are often the best option for our loved ones when they need consistent, quality care. We do our best to find a facility that can assist our family member with their daily routine and provide them with the medical treatment they need. It’s heart-wrenching, then, when we suspect that our loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of the staff we entrusted with their care.
Nursing home abuse is a common problem affecting nearly five million older adults every year. Even if your loved one doesn’t sustain severe or fatal injuries, it can take a toll on their quality of life and future happiness. Abuse inflicted by someone they trusted can cause lifelong emotional and psychological trauma.
Your loved one shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligent or irresponsible behavior. You have a right to hold the at-fault party liable for their actions and seek the maximum compensation available to help your family member heal and move forward.
Our San Diego nursing home abuse lawyers have been representing victims of nursing home abuse since 2007. You can depend on us to advocate for your relative’s rights and seek justice for the devastating experience they were forced to endure. Call the San Diego elder abuse attorneys of Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers for a free consultation at right now so we can begin working on your case.
Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers is well known in San Diego and throughout California for our dedication to our clients and the positive results we achieve. We have been honored by several prestigious legal organizations, such as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Super Lawyers, for the successful results we’ve achieved.
We work together as a team to ensure our clients receive the quality representation they deserve. We will keep your interests in mind as we strategize and develop the right plan to recover the maximum available compensation for you.
Nursing home residents have rights just like anyone else. We understand how to uphold those rights while we’re pursuing legal action for the injustices faced by the elderly living in nursing facilities. We will use our knowledge and experience to investigate abuse allegations and collect crucial evidence to prove who should be held liable.
We will not give up without a fight. You can depend on our legal team to stay by your side and provide guidance and support throughout the entire process.
At Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers, we want to help nursing home abuse victims and their families recover and get their lives back on track. We’ve been featured on CNN and in various publications, such as TIME and Newsweek, for the cases we’ve handled on behalf of those injured by the negligent actions of others.
If your family member has shown any symptoms associated with nursing home abuse, you should remove them from the dangerous situation as soon as possible and hire an experienced San Diego nursing home abuse lawyer immediately.
Common nursing home abuse signs include:
If you suspect abuse occurred, have them treated at a hospital or another medical facility to ensure their safety and treat their injuries. The doctor will likely recommend a specific treatment plan that you should follow. Find another nursing home they can move into or transition them into your home or another relative’s home while you’re searching for a more permanent solution.
Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers can begin working on the case right away by investigating the allegations of abuse and collecting evidence. Evidence is an important factor in legal cases like this. We need documentation that proves an employee abused your loved one and caused their injuries. The nursing home could be to blame if they were aware of the abuse but did nothing to stop it or negligently hired an unqualified nurse. We will explore every available option to locate sufficient evidence to hold the at-fault party liable for their actions.
You should preserve any evidence you find yourself when you visit your loved one in the nursing home. If you notice physical injuries, take pictures of them. You should also save torn or bloodied clothing they say they were wearing when the abuse occurred. The more proof there is, the better chance you will have of receiving full compensation.
You might also feel it’s necessary to report the abuse to local law enforcement. The police could investigate your claims independently and speak to the nursing home owner and their staff. They might be able to track down witnesses who saw what happened and take their statements. They could also collect any evidence they find that could be useful in your case.
Evidence is always necessary to prove nursing home abuse. Without adequate evidence, it will be challenging to convince an insurance company or jury that your loved one’s injuries occurred due to someone’s abusive actions. We will begin by launching a thorough investigation. We will need to establish who’s at fault. That could be a nurse, assistant, maintenance employee, the facility itself, or even another patient.
During our investigation, we will obtain any evidence we believe will prove another person was at fault for your loved one’s injuries and should be financially responsible for the resulting cost of medical treatment and emotional suffering.
Some of the evidence we might gather includes: