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.