Don’t Ignore the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Elder abuse can happen in any home or long-term care facility. In California, it is projected by the United States Census Bureau that the elderly population in the state will reach 6.4 million by 2025. This means that more and more elderly Americans will receive care in long-term facilities, including nursing homes.
Sadly, elder abuse is a problem that is widely underreported. At Bennett Johnson, LLP, our mission is to protect the rights of those who have suffered from nursing home negligence or abuse in the East Bay. An elder abuse attorney from our team will be committed and passionate about fighting for justice for your loved ones.
What Does Nursing Home Abuse Look Like?
Nursing home abuse can be financial, physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological in nature. It can take many forms, including neglect, abandonment, financial manipulation, sexual abuse, and physical harm. If your loved one is currently in a nursing home facility or under the care of a professional or family member, you need to know the signs of elder abuse and neglect so that you can take immediate legal action.
Some of the most common signs of elder abuse include:
- Sudden changes in mood or behavior, including withdrawal
- Suspicious changes in financial activity or behavior
- Sudden expression of intention to change wills or trusts
- Bruises, cuts, broken bones, and other unexplained injuries
- Fearful behavior around a certain caretaker or staff member
- Signs of over or under-medication / lack of mental clarity
Call Our Elder Abuse Attorneys Today
It's important to know what to look for so that you can protect your loved ones. Our team is here to protect your interests and fight for your loved one. Let's take a stand against elder abuse. Call our personal injury lawyers in Oakland, CA to arrange your free consultation. Bennett & Johnson, LLP is one of the most highly regarded personal injury firms in the East Bay, so you can trust that your case will be in good hands.
Don't hesitate to call us as soon as possible for more information.