Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Orange County

Orange County Injury Lawyer

When you turn the care of your elderly relatives over to a nursing home or assisted living center, you trust that the staff will provide your loved ones with the respectful assistance they deserve. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; some nursing homes fail to provide residents with dignified care, and vulnerable residents often sustain abuse or neglect. If you suspect that your beloved relative is suffering at the hands of their care providers, do not wait to contact an Orange County personal injury attorney to learn about your legal options.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse in nursing homes and assisted living centers can involve a variety of factors and situations, but there are three main types of abuse. Physical abuse most commonly involves beatings, sexual assault, neglect of basic needs, and the forced ingestion of medicine or food. Mental or emotional abuse includes verbal threats, insults, humiliation, and mistreatment. Financial abuse is committed when staff members steal residents' money, jewelry, and other possessions or when they coerce, trick, or fraudulently lead residents to leave them assets in their wills.

Common Signs of Neglect and Abuse

Although every situation is different, there are a number of signs that can indicate that a senior citizen may be sustaining abuse or neglect because of the nursing home staff. The red flags of abuse include:

  • Poor hygiene
  • Significant change in weight
  • Sudden hair loss
  • Unusual bleeding or bruises
  • Unexplained broken bones, infections, cuts, or burns
  • Unexplained trips to the doctor or emergency room
  • Sudden emotional detachment
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Sudden and unexplained change in temperament or mood
  • Unusual financial transactions
  • Disappearance of personal possessions

If you have noticed any of the signs of abuse mentioned above or if you have other reasons to suspect that your loved one is being abused in their nursing home, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.

Is your loved one the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Orange County?

At The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti, we believe nursing home abuse victims deserve strong legal advocacy to help them fight for justice. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, and we can assist you in filing a claim or lawsuit against your loved one's nursing home or assisted living facility. We can investigate your suspicions and create a case against the nursing home to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable for their abhorrent actions. Please do not hesitate to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at our Orange County firm to learn how you can seek fair compensation and justice for your beloved relative.

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