Santa Maria Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Cases in Santa Maria
There are tens of thousands of people who must rely upon nursing homes and assisted living facilities in California for their daily care. Whether from age related infirmities or other disabilities these institutions fill a vital need in our state. Most of these facilities and their staffs are conscientious about the responsibility they have toward their residents. Some staff members and some facilities shirk their duty with disastrous effects. If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect turn to a Santa Maria personal injury attorney for solutions.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer in Santa Maria
As many of the staff positions do not require a great deal of experience or special training these positions are often filled by people without career goals and often poor communication skills. Most nursing homes see a high turnover in their less skilled staff. Because of the high turnover sexual or financial predators find it fairly easy to get hired. Some indications of abuse to watch for are:
- Unsanitary conditions, soiled clothing and bedding
- Bruises, cuts and broken bones
- Neglect of medical care
- Change in behavior, being withdrawn or unwilling to communicate
- Fearful behavior
- Poor maintenance
- Frequent or recurring illness or "accidents"
- Unexpected death
In general most abuse is the result of understaffing and poor management skills. Some abuse is deliberate and carried out for ulterior motives. A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer with our firm will take immediate action to investigate and protect the abused resident.
A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer with our firm is prepared to file a claim for damages. If you are concerned about the conditions in a nursing home or the condition of a loved one called Pacific Attorney Group for a free consultation.
Contact a Santa Maria Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
at the firm to discuss your concerns regarding abuse and neglect.