Signs of Nursing Home Negligence in California

Nursing home negligence is inexcusable. It can easily be fatal and those who survive typically suffer irreversible harm. Victims of nursing home negligence in California, and loved ones of those who die as a result, can receive significant compensation. In some cases, nursing home staff members who abuse nursing home residents can face criminal charges as well. Although there are strict laws to protect nursing home residents, it often takes the actions of loved ones to bring bout enforcement and stop the neglect and abuse.

Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home residents are often unable to report neglect and abuse or they are afraid or embarrassed. In many cases they are not even aware that the problem is happening. Unfortunately, when they do complain they are not always taken seriously. Some of the signs to watch for include:

  • Weight loss
  • Dirty clothes or bedding
  • Poor hygiene or grooming
  • Changes in behavior, such as withdrawal or outbursts of anger
  • Confusion
  • Unexplained bruises or other injuries
  • Frequent falls
  • Sunburn
  • Frequent illness or infection
  • Bedsores
  • Physical restraints or sedation
  • General decline in overall health

If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence in California, please call The Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming at 1-800-882-5500 or email us today.  We represent victims of nursing home neglect and abuse throughout California.

What to Do if You Are In an Auto Accident

No one expects to be in an accident, but the chances that you will be involved in one at some point in your life are pretty high. How you react and the actions you take and fail to take after an accident can affect you for the rest of your life. Taking the wrong actions can hurt your case, affecting your ability to collect compensation. If you have been injured in an auto accident, please call the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming right away.

  • Make sure that you and other possible accident victims are safe by getting your vehicle, yourself, and any injured people out of the road if at all possible.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident before authorities arrive.
  • Call law enforcement right away and if you believe someone is injured tell the dispatcher to send an ambulance.
  • Do not admit fault. Do not discuss the details of the accident with anyone other than law enforcement, and keep that to a minimum.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
  • Collect contact information from everyone involved, including witnesses. Get names and badge numbers of law enforcement officers.
  • Take pictures of everything, if you have a camera.
  • Write down the license plate number, make, model, and color of every vehicle involved.
  • Call auto accident attorney Fred J. Fleming. If possible, call us right away in case we want to send someone to take pictures and preserve evidence.
  • Seek immediate medical attention. Get checked out even if you do not think you are injured. You can have a brain injury with head wound and no loss of consciousness, and with your adrenaline pumping you may not feel your injuries.
  • Call your insurance company and report the accident.
  • As soon as possible, write down everything about the accident while it is still fresh on your mind.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed die to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing please call the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with personal injury attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.