When Nursing Home Negligence Leads To Injury Or Death
Many nursing homes are seriously understaffed, and care workers are often underpaid and lack formal training in caring for the elderly and infirm. This creates an environment where, instead of being closely monitored and protected, patients are vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
The Chivinski Law Firm, APC, holds California nursing homes accountable for injury, illness or wrongful death from substandard care. We are not afraid to take on large corporation chains that operate multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Call our San Diego law office to discuss your concerns in a free consultation.
Strong Advocacy For Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
We place our loved ones in a nursing home with the expectation the facility will provide the medical supervision and attentive care we cannot. There are many good nursing homes where this is true, but unfortunately it is not always the case, especially with for-profit companies that do not provide the appropriate resources.
Our firm has successfully sued elder care facilities in Southern California and statewide for:
- Falls resulting in fractures, head trauma or internal injuries
- Dangerous and painful bedsores from medical neglect and inattentive care
- Illness or death from dehydration and malnutrition
- Undiagnosed and untreated medical conditions
- Physical, sexual or emotional abuse by staff or other residents
Many residents fall due to lack of assistance while walking, getting in and out bed, or using the bathroom. Failing to provide bedrails and wheelchair restraints can also contribute to falls. Many are starved of nutrients because they need assistance with eating. Others are abused because they lack the capacity to resist or fear speaking up.
Swift Intervention For Your Loved One
Our first goal is to stop the abuse or neglect and to get your family member the proper medical care they urgently need. We investigate the circumstances of the injury or abuse, including past complaints and lawsuits, and recent violations recorded by state regulators.
Andrew Chivinski formerly worked as a defense lawyer for large corporations. He knows how nursing home corporations defend these cases and how to attack their positions in settlement negotiations, or at trial if necessary.
Call Chivinski Law Firm, APC, today at 619-413-0775 or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation with an experienced attorney who is motivated to protect your loved one and hold the nursing home responsible for the harm.