Elder Abuse can take various forms, all of which can be dangerous and devastating
for elderly individuals. Physical abuse, emotional abuse, and financial
exploitation can be tremendously taxing on elderly individuals, especially
if they are in fragile or declining states of health. Abuse, in some forms,
may be criminal offenses. However, victims and families must pursue compensation
through civil courts, regardless of whether criminal charges are filed
Neglect by nursing home employees can have devastating consequences. Neglecting
basic needs, hygiene, or emotional needs of residents are common examples
of nursing home neglect. Ongoing neglect can cause emotional and physical
injuries – including bed sores – and neglecting any medical
needs of residents may prove fatal.
Administrators & Facilities
In many cases, nursing home administrators or the facilities themselves
can be held responsible for their neglect. Ultimately, it is their responsibility
to monitor the conduct of their employees and to ensure that residents
are kept free from preventable harm. Any failure to reasonably prevent
or stop abuse and neglect is a form of negligence.
What are your rights?
If you believe that you or a loved one may be a victim of nursing home
abuse or neglect, it is important to remember that
you have legal rights. Victims and families who decide to speak out can work with our Ventura
nursing home abuse lawyers to hold caretakers and facilities liable for
any physical, emotional, and / or financial damages they suffered. Exposing
injustice with the assistance of our legal team can help families obtain
the sense of justice and monetary compensation they deserve.
Discuss Your Claim During a Free Consultation
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP is a firm that fights for clients who
have suffered losses through no fault of their own. We understand that
nursing home abuse cases can be deeply emotional experiences for victims
and families, and offer our sincere support and experienced, aggressive
representation to help them assert their legal rights. Our Ventura elder
abuse lawyers are here to help.
To learn more about your case, rights, and how our firm can help, call
(800) 462-7160 for a FREE consultation.