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We are a highly experienced team of Los Angeles Nursing Home lawyers dedicated to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. If your family is dealing with nursing home negligence, abuse, or even a wrongful death, our attorneys are here to help you through life’s most difficult chapters.

Let our decades of experience litigating against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, insurance companies and hospitals assist you in defending your family’s rights and achieving justice.

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Wrongful Deaths In Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes & Coronavirus

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Visit your eldest loved ones often and know the signs of elder abuse so that you can advocate for them and help them defend their rights.

Keep in mind that most victims of nursing home abuse cannot report injuries on their own. Often, seniors in nursing homes or other long term care facilities cannot speak at all or may not always remember the abuse. Because of this, the responsibility of monitoring the condition of elders in care facilities falls upon the family. Nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence are serious and life-threatening violations of the law. If you even suspect that your loved ones are being neglected or abused in a nursing home, you must report it and get legal assistance immediately.

If your family member suffered any of the following injuries, contact our nursing home abuse attorneys immediately:

  • Pressure Sores
  • Falls Resulting in Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Unexplained Broken Bones
  • Significant Weight Loss
  • Infections or Sepsis
  • Amputation
  • Choking Death
  • Medication Mistakes
  • Patient Wandering Out of the Facility
  • Sexual Assault
  • Physical Abuse by Staff
  • Attacks by Other Nursing Home Patients
  • Pneumonia
  • Wrongful Death

The injuries listed here are strongly suggestive of nursing home abuse or neglect, and you should take action by reporting the abuse and seeking legal counsel. Our skilled nursing home attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving the above injuries and wrongful deaths. Call 1-866-LA-CITY-LAW or click the button below to begin your investigation into the truth behind your family member’s injury or death today.

Sue for Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

If you believe that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home or other longterm care facility, it is important that you take legal action as quickly as possible.

Our elder abuse lawyers understand that most families do not know where to turn when their loved one is injured or killed in a nursing home, and we are here to help. If you are interested in filing a nursing home lawsuit against a facility in California, it is important to take action early to protect your rights. There are time limitations for filing cases against nursing homes, so we recommend contacting a nursing home attorney as soon as you suspect that abuse or negligence may have played a role in your loved one’s injuries or death.

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the process of filing a lawsuit against a nursing home:

How long does it take to settle a nursing home lawsuit?

18-24 Months

Suing a nursing home for abuse can be a lengthy process. On average, nursing home cases can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months, or longer, from the initial call to trial and judgment.

What steps are required to sue a nursing home?

Step 1: Contact An Attorney

Every case is different, but the general steps to file a lawsuit against a nursing home are:
  1. Contact an attorney.
  2. File a Complaint.
  3. Answer Complaint.
  4. Discovery.
  5. Failing to Respond to Discovery.
  6. Conclusion of Lawsuit.

Are nursing homes liable for falls?

In most cases, yes.

Just like any other landowner, nursing homes are liable for a resident’s slip and fall or trip and fall on the property under the area of law called premises liability. However, a nursing home is also liable under medical negligence theory for residents who fall and are seriously injured.

I’m not sure I whether I have a case or not. Should I wait to call an attorney?

The earlier you call, the better.

You should call as soon as you suspect that your loved one is being abused, even if you aren’t completely sure. Our abuse lawyers have years of experience in dealing with potential elder abuse claims, and they will be able to provide you with helpful information about your potential case. All consultation calls are free of charge and completely confidential. If you do not have a case, we can provide helpful guidance on identifying future issues.

What Happens Next When You Report Potential Elder Abuse?

The report is investigated.

Based on the circumstances of the suspected abuse and who you reported to, a qualified responder will likely be sent to interview the victim. If the interviewer determines that abuse may be occurring, they may contact family members or refer you to the appropriate resources.

If the victim is not forthcoming or unable to communicate effectively with the interviewer, they may not be able to take any action. In that case, it may be up to you to take further action to protect the victim.

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Wrongful Deaths In Nursing Homes

Seniors and their immediate families rely on nursing homes to provide high-quality care. While some elderly people may die in a nursing home from natural causes, often families find that the death was preventable.

If your loved one passed away after experiencing abuse or neglect, you may need to hire a nursing home wrongful death attorney who understands the laws and regulations of the state. Wrongful death is a type of civil case, typically brought against a negligent party that has wrongfully caused the death of another. When a loved one passes away in a nursing home, the victim’s loved ones are usually bringing a lawsuit against the facility for the negligence of the nursing home’s staff.

What Is a Nursing Home Wrongful Death?

When an elderly nursing home resident dies due to the negligence of administrators and employees, it may be considered a wrongful death. These awful and preventable tragedies claim the lives of elderly family members who may have otherwise lived on for many more years.

Nursing home wrongful deaths may occur if staff members: 

  • Abuse or injure residents
  • Fail to break up resident-on-resident violence
  • Make medication errors
  • Neglect residents’ health care needs

Nursing home wrongful deaths are heartbreaking and awful. Enduring the loss of a spouse, parent, or grandparent is hard enough. When the death stems from nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s even worse knowing that the elder might still be alive if they had received better care.

Families affected by nursing home wrongful death have legal options available. For example, they may be able to file a lawsuit against the facility and its staff, awarding them with financial compensation and helping them enact change.

Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuits are a type of nursing home abuse lawsuit that can benefit families in a few different ways.

Nursing home wrongful death lawsuits may: 

  • Award families with financial compensation to pay for medical and funeral expenses
  • Encourage the nursing home to enact changes so other residents stay safe
  • Hold the nursing home financially responsible for the wrongful death
  • Make local, state, or national headlines, bringing more awareness to the problem

If you suspect that your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death in a nursing home, contact an attorney and get your case started today.

Nursing Homes & Coronavirus

Act Quickly. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 is known to disproportionately affect the elderly, and nursing homes are responsible for the health and safety of those in their care.

The attorneys at Los Angeles City Law can help you understand the legal responsibilities of care providers and assist your family in seeking justice through a coronavirus lawsuit against a nursing home or assisted living facility.

  • If your loved one became ill or suffered a wrongful death due to COVID-19 in a nursing home or other long term care facility, call 1-866-LA-CITY-LAW for a free coronavirus case consultation. Our caring and compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys can assist you in answering your coronavirus lawsuit questions. 

Long term care facilities have a legal duty to prevent the spread of coronavirus on their properties by providing proper training and equipment to their staff, limiting visits to the facility, keeping the facility disinfected, and complying with federal regulations. Contact our office if you feel that your loved one may be neglected, suffering, or has passed away due to coronavirus.

1 in 10 Elders Are Abused In the United States Each Year

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