San Francisco Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
There may be no other decision you will ever have to make that is more difficult than placing an elderly loved one into a nursing home. However, relatives are often not in a situation where they can provide the level of care that an elderly family member needs. These decisions are not made lightly as we want nothing more than to provide the care our loved ones need. When we realize that we are not able to adequately provide it, we research and seek out a facility that we can trust to care for them the way we wish we could.
In too many cases, however, nursing homes break our trust by failing in their duties and, in some instances, taking deliberate harmful actions toward elderly residents. Physical and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, theft and general negligent care are just a few examples of the nightmares our loved ones can face if they are entrusted to the wrong facility. If you suspect your loved one is being abused under nursing facility staff, call a San Francisco nursing home abuse lawyer for help. A qualified attorney could assist with each step of the legal process, from collecting evidence to filing a claim.
We Are Advocates Who Will Fight for the Rights of the Elderly
Victims of elder abuse often cannot — or are too afraid to — communicate what has been happening to them. However, warning signs can take many forms, including:
- Weight loss from lack of nutrition
- Loss of mobility
- Pressure sores, bedsores
- Stiff or frozen joints
- Missing possessions
- Unexplained withdrawals from (or changes to) financial accounts
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, fractures, burns and broken bones
- Staff refusal to allow visitors, unexplained delays in permitting familial visits and/or a hesitancy to allow visits unaccompanied by staff
- Residents who appear overmedicated
- Unsanitary conditions
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused by the nursing home staff, or if your loved one has informed you of neglect or abuse, you should contact an experienced San Francisco elder abuse lawyer immediately. At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., we represent clients throughout Northern California in a variety of nursing home neglect cases. We know what to look for in the process of gathering evidence, and we know how to present a compelling case in support of your loved one’s claim for damages.
Discuss Your Case With a San Francisco Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation about your nursing home abuse or neglect concerns. Our San Francisco nursing home neglect lawyers fight every day for those harmed by others. We help victims seek the redress and closure they need and deserve. We can help you draft and file a strong claim. To learn more, call today.