Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Sadly, nursing home abuse is on the rise in San Francisco and across the United States. When a patient is placed in a nursing home, it is often because that individual has lost the ability to care for themselves. We expect that nursing home staff and owners will take extra care to provide a safe environment that will promote the health and wellbeing of elderly residents. Sometimes the nursing home caregivers or staff fails to treat their patients with dignity and respect.

When the nursing home staff or managers do not uphold this standard of decency, and their negligence or wrongful actions lead to injury or illness among residents, the nursing home is guilty of nursing home abuse. If you have been abused or if you suspect a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is very important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Types of Abuse

Some common abuses include unsanitary conditions, overmedication or a failure to administer needed medication, unnecessary physical restraint, neglect, malnutrition, and physical, financial, or sexual abuse. Nursing home abuse is a particularly odious form of medical malpractice, because many of the victims are unable to speak up and accuse their abusers. It is for this reason that citizens and nursing home abuse lawyers have a duty to report these crimes and prosecute offenders. Failure to do so not only places you or your loved one in danger but other nursing home patients as well.

Enlist Effective Counsel

When it comes to taking care of the ones you love, it is always a tough decision to send that individual to a nursing home. When your loved one experiences abuse while in that nursing home, you have every right to pursue immediate legal action. At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we believe that nursing home abuse should never be allowed to go unpunished.

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