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Nursing Home Abuse

California Attorney Represents Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

Personal injury lawyer provides advocacy for abused loved ones

When your loved one has been seriously harmed by negligent caregivers in a nursing home, you have a right to seek compensation and justice. At Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose, attorney Kim David Staskus represents seniors and their families throughout Northern California who seek damages for nursing home abuse. Whether you or your loved one was injured due to the negligence of the facility or an employee, we will hold the responsible person or entity accountable.

Passionate counselor fights for full damages when a resident is abused

When your loved one gets older, you want to make sure that they are properly taken care of. However, when facilities that are meant to care for them cause them physical or psychological abuse, you need to enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. There are several types of harm that occur in nursing homes:

  • Neglect — When caregivers ignore residents and leave them alone for extended periods of time, they are committing social or emotional neglect, which can often lead to physical injuries such as falls and bedsores. Failing to properly care for dependent residents is a violation of the facility’s duty and can make them liable in a nursing home abuse claim.
  • Physical abuse — There are different types of physical abuse that occur in nursing homes, but among the most common is the misuse of restraints, which is against federal nursing home laws. Restraints are only supposed to be used for medical purposes, but when they are used for convenience or discipline, they can endanger the resident and cause injuries to their wrists and ankles, create muscle disorders, and lead to reduced bone mass.
  • Emotional abuse — No senior deserves the emotional abuse that is inflicted on some nursing home patients. This kind of abuse may take the form of yelling, intimidation, scapegoating, embarrassing the resident in front of others, or insulting the resident.

If your loved one has experienced any of these forms of abuse, we have the experience and dedication to seek the damages they deserve for the great harm they’ve suffered.

Dedicated attorney proves liability in nursing home abuse cases

If you placed your loved one in the hands of someone who was supposed to care for them and they were harmed as a result, we can help you hold the liable parties accountable, whether they are doctors, nurses, aides or anyone else working at the facility. We may also be able to hold the institution itself liable for your elder’s injuries.  The types of damages available include those for physical or emotional pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the cost of necessary medical treatment. Under certain circumstances, punitive damages may also be sought.

Contact a California personal injury attorney for a free consultation about nursing home abuse

If a loved one has been harmed while a resident in a nursing home or other long-term care facility in Northern California, Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose can assist you in seeking appropriate damages. Please call 800-997-0370 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Office Location
  • San Jose Office
    1631 Willow Street
    Suite 100
    San Jose, California 95125
    Phone: 800-646-0128
    Fax: 408-709-2509
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