When families have to make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, they expect that a licensed facility will provide the proper care and treatment that their loved one deserves. Sadly, this is often not the case. Statistics show that one out of every three nursing home patients suffer from nursing home abuse or neglect. A Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney from Amaya & Associates Law Group knows how difficult this time can be for loved ones who want to protect their vulnerable family members and will work hard to protect them and seek the compensation that they deserve
A Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney can explain that there are a number of forms of abuse, including the following:
Physical abuse occurs when a staff member physically injures a nursing home patient. This may occur when the staff member pushes, punches, pinches, kicks or otherwise causes physical injury to the victim by his or her intentional act. This can also occur when patients are given medications for non-medical purposes, such as to make the staff members’ jobs easier.
Sexual abuse can be forced upon a male or a female victim. It occurs when a member of the nursing home staff takes sexual advantage or assaults a nursing home patient.
Emotional abuse can occur when a member of the staff ridicules, harasses, embarrasses or isolates a patient. Our team helps combat the indignities that no nursing home patient should have to face.
Financial abuse can occur when a staff member steals information from the elderly individual for his or her own financial gain. Financial abuse can also occur when a staff member defrauds or coerces a nursing home patient into giving him or her money or property.
A Sacramento nursing home negligence attorney can explain that neglect can also take many forms. However, it typically involves placing an elderly person in a situation in which his or her health or safety is at risk. Nursing home neglect may result from under-staffing or nursing homes hiring individuals who are not qualified for the position.
If you believe that your loved one is being abused at a nursing home, contact a Sacramento nursing home negligence attorney from Amaya & Associates Law Group. Call us today at (916) 452-6116 to set a confidential and complimentary case evaluation.