Many families in Southern California put their trust in nursing homes and similar facilities to care for elderly loved ones. We expect these facilities to properly feed them and provide necessary medical attention. Sadly, sometimes that doesn’t happen, and elder abuse occurs.
When nursing homes or health care workers fail to properly care for your mother, father or another loved one and a serious personal injury accident occurs, you need to take strong legal action as soon as possible. You need The Law Offices of Brian Brandt on your side.
With nearly three decades of legal experience, Brian and his legal team can work with you to make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. We have a strong track record of success, including $785,000 in one elder abuse case and hundreds of millions of dollars for many other injury victims and their families.
How can Brian help me?
A native of Southern California, Brian is well-versed in the state’s laws governing elder abuse. When you have our law firm on your side, Brian can aggressively investigate your case and work with you to make sure your elderly loved one is living in a safe environment and receiving the proper medical care.
- What is elder abuse?
- What are warning signs of elder abuse?
- What should I do if I suspect elder abuse?
If necessary, we can help you file a lawsuit against the nursing home or take other legal action against the facility. Such legal action often serves two purposes. One is compensating your family for any medical expenses associated with mistreating your loved one. The other is sending a strong, clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated.
Schedule your free initial consultation today. Call 800.983.4467. Our law firm handles cases throughout Southern California.
Elder abuse can take many different forms. Some of the most common types of elder abuse cases we have handled involve the following injuries or medical conditions:
- Broken hips
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Failure to provide medication
Sometimes elder abuse cases simply involve neglect; that is, care providers fail to actually provide a high level of care, leading to injuries. Other abuse cases involve deliberate harm inflicted upon elderly people as with physical or sexual abuse. Abuse can be committed by staff in an elder care facility or by other residents in the facility. Abuse is not always physical in nature; elderly victims may also be mentally or emotionally abused.
There are many different warning signs of elder abuse. Spotting these warning signs can sometimes be difficult. That’s why it’s critical to take action immediately if you suspect something’s wrong. Otherwise, the abuse could continue and could even get worse. Warning signs include:
- Sudden weight loss
- Unexplained bruises or other injuries
- Unexplained change in mood
- Excessive sleeping
- Unexplained crying
- Visitation rights revoked or restricted
Sadly, it’s common for victims of elder abuse to have difficulty remembering what happened, or to have trouble communicating with others. That’s why it’s particularly important to have an experienced attorney investigate.
We strongly urge you to take the following steps if you suspect a loved one is being abused in a nursing home or by a caretaker:
- Contact the local police and report the abuse immediately.
- Contact our law firm right away. We can help you:
- Get the proper medical care for your loved one
- Demand copies from the nursing home of your loved one’s medical records
- File a lawsuit if necessary
No matter how straightforward or complicated your elder abuse case seems, we want to work with you to hold the nursing home accountable for its actions.