Every day families entrust their elderly loved ones to the care of a facility that pledges to do all the family would do if they had the skill, time and resources. Unfortunately, the family’s trust is too often betrayed by institutions that neglect or abuse their patients. My firm, the Law Offices of Norman M. Finkelstein, APC, has been fighting elder neglect and abuse for more than 10 years. I stand ready to assist your family on a variety of nursing home issues.
Holding facilities accountable for neglect
Nursing homes that are poorly managed or inadequately staffed, or that deliberately take on more patients than they can reasonably care for, end up neglecting those patients, often with tragic consequences. Nursing home neglect comes in a variety of forms, including failure to:
I know federal and California nursing home law inside and out. I know what is required for a facility to be in compliance, and what evidence is necessary to make a case for neglect or abuse. The Law Offices of Norman M. Finkelstein, APC has the resources to assist you in seeing that your loved one is compensated for past neglect and shielded from any neglect in the future.
Determined advocacy to end abusive conditions
Worse than the destructive effects of neglect are outright attacks on vulnerable seniors, including:
I believe that immediate legal action is the only way to eliminate such abuse. I thoroughly investigate all incidents of alleged abuse, collecting physical evidence and testimony, and building a case for civil court damages and to assist prosecutors in a criminal action.
Delivering compensation and closure
Monetary damages are available in actions against the nursing home for the injuries sustained by your family member. These include financial compensation for mental anguish, pain and suffering, and the costs of past and future medical treatment for injuries. If the injury results in death, the legal heirs may be allowed to recover additional financial compensation. Punitive damages may be recovered under certain circumstances. However, the greatest reward is knowing that your action may operate as a deterrent against similar institutional abuse of the elderly in the future.
Contact a caring San Diego County law firm dedicated to fighting elder abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases require immediate action to prevent destruction of evidence and loss of witness memory. Call me today at 619-308-6749 or contact me online to schedule your initial free consultation.
Law Offices of Norman M. Finkelstein, APC is located in San Diego, California and serves clients throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties.