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Abuse

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 against wrongdoers.

Neglect

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.