When our loved ones can no longer manage their own affairs for mental or physical reasons, many of us turn to nursing homes to provide the care they need. As family members, we trust that they are in good hands. However, some elderly fall prey to nursing home abuse — which can involve physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse or neglect. If you believe your loved one may be subject to any type of neglect or abuse, consult elder abuse lawyers in Los Angeles to find out how to protect their rights and hold responsible parties accountable.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) provides statistics that shed some light on nursing home abuse:
- In 2007, 1.4 million people were living in nursing homes
- There were 20,673 complaints of abuse, gross neglect and exploitation of nursing home and board and care residents in 2003
- Authorities received reports for only one in 14 incidents of elder abuse
- The percentage of nursing homes that were too understaffed to provide adequate care was 90%
No one wants to encounter elder abuse or deal with it. However, the fact remains that taking legal action on behalf of your abused elderly parent or loved one may also prevent others from experiencing similar abuse or neglect.
A Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney knows how to recognize signs of abuse and can investigate the matter on your behalf.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker has more than 35 years of experience handling injury cases and righting wrongs through settlements and verdicts. We offer a free consultation to discuss your concerns and the prospects of pursuing a case. You owe no fees at all unless we recover damages.