Nursing home abuse is a serious problem in the United States. Every year, nursing homes victimize several thousand elderly residents. Government agencies have cited nearly one-third of all elder care facilities nationwide for exploitation, neglect, and abuse of residents. Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP is not afraid to take on these facilities on behalf of its residents and families.
Because some nursing home residents possess diminished mental or physical capacities, they may be unwilling or unable to speak up for themselves. If you are concerned about an elderly friend or family member, you must pay attention to telltale physical signs of nursing home abuse. These include unexplainable bruises, cuts and other injuries in different stages of healing, poor personal hygiene or an unkempt appearance, and malnutrition or dehydration. In addition, watch for sudden changes in personality, radical changes in the way the resident handles his or her finances, the resident being habitually overmedicated, and staff members refusing to allow the resident to be alone with visitors. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected by a nursing home in the Los Angeles area, our Los Angeles injury lawyers would like to hear from you. Contact our law firm now for a free consultation and to find out more information about your loved one’s facility.