Sacramento Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer, Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Attorney


When we make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, we assume that nursing homes are operated by individuals who care about the health and well-being of the elderly. In fact, the nursing home industry has become a multi-billion dollar business comprised of major corporations whose goal often is to maximize profitability even at the expense of proper patient care. In an effort to maximize their profits, nursing homes often have staff who are inadequate in numbers, improperly trained, and ill-prepared to address the needs of their patients. This is the same for Rehabilitation Facilities, Adult Care Homes, Memory Care Homes, and other Senior Care Facilities. Even Semi-Independent Senior Living Facilities have duties to their residents if they provide certain services.

Many of these patients cannot speak or otherwise communicate, and may no longer understand when spoken to. They are too frail or ill or confused to be their own advocates. The results can often be devastating. There are hundreds of thousands of documented cases of elder abuse and neglect in our country every year.

At Laskin Balma Attorneys at Law in Sacramento and Elk Grove CA, we are dedicated to providing professional and aggressive representation for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We stand up to corporations that are responsible for the abuse and neglect of the elderly. We have secured significant settlements for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

 

Nursing home wrong doing generally falls into one of two categories: abuse and neglect. Neglect refers to a facility’s failure to follow the law in providing basic custodial care for a resident.

Neglect includes, but is not limited to:

  • Failure to prevent and properly treat pressure sores
  • Failure to prevent dehydration and malnutrition
  • Failure to prevent falls
  • Failure to assist in personal hygiene and provide sanitary living conditions

  • Abuse includes, but is not limited to:

  • The improper use of physical or chemical restraints on a resident
  • Battery
  • Sexual assault

  • There is one injury that is especially dangerous. A broken hip can immobilize a senior and cause them to enter what is called the “death spiral”. After a hip fracture is sustained there is a rapid decline in an elderly person’s health. They are not as active, leading to other health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle. They are not comfortable getting up to go to the bathroom and might eat and drink less to avoid it. If they repair the fracture with surgery they open themselves up to infection, reaction to anesthesia, and pneumonia.

    Report an Injury Now: If you or a loved one suspect neglect or abuse in a nursing home in Sacramento or Elk Grove CA then contact us today for a free personal injury case consultation or call (916) 329-9010 for a free injury accident case consultation.