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Nursing Home Abuse

Assistance from a Southern California Veterans Law Attorney

If you a veteran who has been the victim of nursing home abuse, or if you are the loved one of a veteran who has been mistreated in this way, you should immediately contact a lawyer who can help you seek justice. At the California Veteran's Rights Center, our Southern California veterans lawyer fights vigorously to ensure that the rights of our nation's former servicemen and servicewomen are fully protected.

When individuals are in nursing homes, it is because they are elderly or incapacitated and therefore reliant on others to care for them. Sadly, there are many instances in which caregivers neglect and abuse their nursing home residents, causing these already-vulnerable individuals physical and/or mental harm. In fact, some nursing home residents even die prematurely because of the poor treatment they receive in these types of facilities. VA nursing home facilities are not immune to the problems that other nursing homes across the nation harbor. In addition to nursing home abuse and veteran elder abuse, our firm also handles various other matters related to veterans law.

Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can occur in a number of different ways. It can be caused by a nursing home staff member's failure to do his or job correctly, whether that is through a specific action (such as providing the resident with the wrong medication) or the failure to carry out a necessary action (such as the failure to feed a patient). Nursing home abuse can either be intentional or unintentional, and it can take the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or even financial abuse. Whatever type of nursing home abuse is occurring, it must be immediately stopped, and the negligent or abusive caregiver must be held liable for his or her actions.

Here are few examples of the various types of actions and inactions by a nursing home or nursing home caregiver that can be considered neglect or abuse:

  • Not properly tending to the resident's hygiene
  • Not properly tending to the resident's medical needs
  • Failing to check up on the resident as required
  • Causing the resident to be malnourished
  • Humiliating, threatening or otherwise harassing the resident
  • Unlawfully restraining or confining the resident
  • Sexually abusing the resident
  • Financially exploiting the resident

Take Action with the Help of a Competent Lawyer

After a veteran has made sacrifices for his or her country, the last thing that individual should have to endure is neglect or abuse during such a vulnerable state of his or her life. If you need to expose abuse at a VA nursing home facility or some other type of nursing home facility that serves veterans, make sure you contact our firm for cutting-edge legal representation! We can provide you with a free case evaluation.