How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help You Deal With a Nursing Home Elderly Person Abuse Case?
Senior abuse cases in nursing homes around the US are not as uncommon as you think. In fact, as the population continues to grow, these problem becomes more and more severe. Shockingly, 1 out of 10 nursing homes have had violations that have caused the residents harm, serious mental or physical injury, and have even endangered their lives.
For abused elders, the risk of death is 300% higher than it is for individuals abused in school or at their workplace. Here are some of the effects which senior abuse has on its victims:
- Physical effects
- Bone or joint problems
- Chronic pain
- Digestive problems
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Emotional effects
- Anxiety or depression
- A growing feeling of restlessness and worthlessness
- Increased stress
- A feeling of isolation
For each reported case of nursing home elder person abuse, experts estimate that as many as 24 cases go undetected. The main reason for this is the fear of the victim’s fear of repeated abuse. The second reason is that even when seniors realize they are abused, they never contact a personal injury attorney and never seek a compensation for the pain and suffering they are going through.
Who is at risk of such abuse?
- Elders with compromised mental state like dementia and alzheimers. They are extremely vulnerable to abuse because they easily forget, become confused or can be manipulated.
- Disabled women over the age of 55. Women with physical disabilities or psychiatric diagnosis often become victims of sexual assault.
- Elders that are highly dependent on their caregiver as they are less likely to come forward and seek help from a professional negligence lawyer.
Remember that all victims of elderly abuse that can prove poor standard of care or living conditions in their nursing home are legally entitled to receive a financial compensation. The easiest way to obtain a full and fair monetary reimbursement is to call a personal injury attorney. A legal professional can help you file negligence claims against the party at fault within the statute of limitations in Riverside CA. If you need professional help now, do not hesitate to call Moret Law Firm Riverside at (951) 534-5526! We offer no-win-no-fee negligence litigation services which you may want to take advantage of!