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California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
More than 110,000 people live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in California. Sadly, many of them are at serious risk for nursing home abuse and neglect.
According to a 2005 study by the California Healthcare Foundation (CHF), violations of state and federal nursing home standards rose between 2001 and 2004, yet the number of citations (fines) decreased.
According to the National Center of Elder Abuse, nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, including:
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of our society. The elder abuse attorneys at The Reeves Law Group are dedicated to seeking justice on their behalf. If you suspect a family member is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please do not hesitate to contact us today at (800) 644-8000.
The financial damages awarded to victims of nursing home abuse not only compensate the individual victims, but they can also encourage all nursing homes to provide better care to their residents.
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Inadequate staffing and use of physical restraints are just two indicators of poor quality of care. The CHF study revealed that 95 percent of California nursing homes did not meet federal recommendations for adequate staffing and nearly a quarter of the state's nursing homes did not meet the less rigorous state standards.
Physical restraints were used on residents of California nursing homes at twice the national average.
If you believe that a member of your family may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at The Reeves Law Group for a free consultation and case evaluation. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience helping victims of injury, neglect, and abuse to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.