Nursing Home Abuse
When elderly adults can no longer live safely on their own they may move from their residence into a nursing home or assisted living facility in order to have professional care available at all times. Nursing home or assisted living facility employees are supposed to provide quality care to all residents. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a very real problem in the United States and hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents endure some form of abuse or neglect each year.
It can be difficult learning that your loved one has been abused or neglected, but it is important to be aware that you do not have to allow this mistreatment to go without response. Contact the San Diego injury lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today to schedule a free consultation. You may be able to recover financial compensation for your loved one to ensure that medical needs are met and other care may be sought.
Type of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can be very difficult to deal with, especially if your loved one has suffered serious physical or emotional trauma. The majority of nursing home abuse cases go unreported because residents feel powerless or concerned about how they will be treated after allegations are made. Allowing abuse or negligence to continue unchecked is unnecessary and creates the possibility that others will suffer the same fate. If you suspect any of the following, it may be appropriate to speak with an attorney:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Psychological Abuse
Do not delay speaking with a passionately committed legal representative. If you or your loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home, contact the San Diego injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123.