San Bernardino Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is an ever increasing problem that endangers the lives of our elderly loved ones. If you have a loved one in San Bernardino who has reported abuse, or you have reason to suspect elder abuse, contact the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for experienced and compassionate representation.
The first course of action for your San Bernardino nursing home abuse lawyer is to help put a stop to the abuse and ensure the immediate safety of the resident. The next step is a thorough investigation and an elder abuse lawsuit. Our firm has the experience and compassion you need to help you through this troubling time and will do whatever we can to expose any wrongdoing and ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, ranging from emotional or psychological abuse, to outright physical violence and sexual assault. Many nursing home residents are unable to communicate or may be intimidated into silence. Warning signs of elder abuse include abrupt changes in behavior, decreased communication, rapid weight loss, unexplained injuries or a staffer that seems unwilling to leave you alone with the resident.
A San Bernardino nursing home abuse lawyer can assist you with any type of elder abuse, including:
- Verbal and emotional abuse
- Negligent care/neglect – can include a lack of proper hygiene, poor nutrition and dehydration, failure to care for bed sores and over-medication
- Physical abuse – can include slapping, punching, or other methods of beating, and the use of restraints to confine patients to their beds
Contact a San Bernardino Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When the trust that you and your elderly loved one has placed in the hands of a nursing home is broken, you have legal options. Elder abuse is a crime, and the individuals and facilities responsible for the conditions can also be held financially responsible.
Compensation for nursing home abuse can include money for medical treatment as well as the pain and suffering incurred. Contact the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn today to speak with an experienced San Bernardino nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you obtain justice in your case.