Every senior citizen has the right to live a life of dignity, safe from physical, emotional and economic abuse. Unfortunately, that is not the reality for many of our elders, particularly those living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Reports of nursing home negligence and elder abuse abound.
The attorneys at Michels & Lew are committed to protecting senior citizens and seeking justice when vulnerable elders have suffered injury, abuse or neglect in a nursing home. We've been doing so for many years.
Our legal team and medical director are skilled at investigating nursing home injury claims. Whether or not we find a physical or financial injury has occurred, we will provide you with a clear explanation of what we uncover. We will also explain the rights of residents in a California nursing home.
Investigations of nursing home injuries often uncover a dangerous preference for corporate profits over resident safety. Poorly trained and overworked staff members fail to follow care plans or adequately supervise residents. Kitchens fail to follow nutrition requirements. Often this negligence goes unnoticed until the senior citizen becomes seriously ill or dies prematurely.
While it's true elders in nursing homes are often frail, there are certain signs that should cause you to suspect nursing home negligence may have played a role in any injuries.
Most nursing homes require their clients to sign agreements to arbitrate any disputes that may arise. If you have done so, do not assume you have no rights. Have one of our attorneys review your arbitration agreement before you agree to arbitrate your dispute.
Was your relative's nursing home injury or broken bone a case of elder abuse? Contact our Los Angeles law office to arrange a free consultation. Our lawyers and medical director will help you find out what went wrong and will hold those responsible fully accountable. We serve clients throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.