Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Orange County
Protecting the Rights of the Elderly in Southern California
When your loved one requires ongoing medical assistance from a nursing home, you expect the nursing home staff to take care of their needs and prevent further injuries. Yet research has found that at least 150,000 seniors experience elder abuse at a nursing home each year, and as many as 1 in 6 residents have reported witnessing or experiencing abuse at the hands of their caretakers.
It’s heartbreaking to realize that your family member may have been injured by the very people who are obligated to protect them. When it happens to your loved one, you have the right to hold the nursing home and its staff accountable for negligence. Our compassionate Orange County nursing home abuse attorneys at The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg have decades of experience defending those who have been hurt by wrongful acts and negligence, and we can help you fight for fair compensation.
Contact us today at (949) 565-4281 for a free consultation with our compassionate legal team.
Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse
Often called the “silent condition,” the signs of elder abuse can be surprisingly difficult to identify, as the damage is often done behind closed doors and away from the eyes of family members or other residents. It can also take many forms, ranging from serious emotional and sexual abuse to receiving limited medical care and attention from staff.
Because of this, we may never know the exact numbers behind nursing home abuse in the United States. However, some recent studies have found that 95% of nursing home facilities have had at least one incident of neglect, with 44% reporting abuse.
Some of the most common warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Unexplained bruises
- Rapid weight loss
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Confusion and loss of mental clarity
- Unexplained hospitalizations
- Avoidance/fear of certain staff members
- Sepsis and septic shock
No matter your unique circumstances, our team at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg will hear your story and strive to find some measure of justice for your loved one. We are well-connected with physicians and industry experts who can investigate the case, and then provide valuable expert testimony in court.