One of the difficult realities many people face as their loved ones age is that they are not equipped to provide round-the-clock care, even though it may be necessary. When a loved one does need to move into a nursing home, you hope that they receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, there are all too many tragic situations in which the caregivers at a nursing home act in a negligent manner towards the residents. This neglect or abuse can have serious, or even fatal, results. In tragic situations like these, you need a legal team you can trust to stand up against the care facility. The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes is here to help fight for the dignity, justice, and compensation that your loved one deserves following nursing home neglect. Contact our office today to learn how an El Dorado County nursing home neglect lawyer at our firm can help.
Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Homes
Neglect or abuse that occurs within a nursing home isn’t always obvious, even to a resident’s closest loved ones. It can be difficult to see the signs of abuse and neglect before it is too late. People wonder how this could possibly happen, but when a nursing care facility hires under-trained personnel or caregivers with a bad track record, this behavior will likely occur. In some situations, the nursing care facility may simply be understaffed, which can also result in a wide range of issues. Some of the various forms of nursing home abuse include the following:
- Physical abuse
- Bed Sores
- Medical Malpractice
- Poor hygiene
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof in Cases of Nursing Home Neglect
Anyone who wishes to take legal action for abuse or neglect will need to prove their case, which can be very difficult. If unsanitary or alarming conditions and behavior are visibly present in a nursing home, you must try and take videos or pictures of any signs or actions that indicate neglect. You should be sure to present this information to the management at the care facility. If the management or staff denies or fails to remedy the matter, it may be time to contact an attorney. Of course, if the situation is very serious, call the police to report the incident(s) of abuse. An experienced El Dorado County nursing home neglect attorney from The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes can help you fulfill the burden of proof.
Contact an El Dorado County Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer
The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes understands how devastating it can be to learn that your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing care facility. Most residents in nursing homes are elderly and already have several medical concerns. If their needs are not met and they don’t receive the care they need, things can take a turn for the worse. Our firm has the skill it takes to prove that negligence is occurring, and we are here to help hold the negligent party liable for their heinous actions. We will stop at nothing to attain justice on behalf of your loved one. Contact The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes today to learn more about how we can help.