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Burbank Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers

Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys fighting for residents

When you trust a nursing home with an elderly loved one, you believe they are in good hands. However, nursing home abuse and neglect is disturbingly common in Burbank. Seniors are a vulnerable part of the population, leaving them susceptible to mistreatment by caregivers. The abuse and neglect are often unreported or unnoticed, and victims suffer in silence until someone speaks up. Hold negligent nursing homes and caretakers responsible by contacting the Burbank elder abuse and neglect attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere. We provide comprehensive legal options for seniors and their loved ones - call us today.


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What are the different types of Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect?

Nursing home abuse and neglect often happens simultaneously and can manifest in many ways. Regardless of how the abuse occurs, it can cause significant harm to the senior. Our Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have experience handling many types of abuse cases, including:

  • Nursing home medication mistakes. Whether it is administering the incorrect medication or dosage for failing to report side effects, the senior can die from a medication error.
  • Physical abuse. Physical force by staff members and others inflicted on the senior residents leads to bruising, cuts, and broken bones.
  • Sexual abuse. Any sexual action involving a senior who has not or cannot give consent is considered abuse.
  • Neglect. Caretakers who fail to provide care to a resident can manifest as poor hygiene, untreated medical conditions, and malnutrition.

It is crucial to speak to your loved one and identify nursing home abuse, even if they seem e unwilling to disclose the abuse or are unable to. When you suspect abuse, you must report it and consult with a Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.

What signs indicate someone in a Burbank nursing home is being abused or neglected?

Often, the most challenging part of detecting nursing home abuse and neglect is victims' fear of or inability to report it. Another challenge is evidence is often concealed or subtle. However, it is up to visitors, friends, and family members to look for subtle signs and gather as much evidence as possible. There are psychological changes you may witness in your loved one, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sense of helplessness

The mental health aspect of the abuse is a significant hurdle for nursing home residents. Recognizing the signs of abuse is vital to keeping your loved one safe. Signs can include:

  • Complaints of thirst or hunger, which may be signs of dehydration or malnutrition
  • Preventable falls
  • Bedsores
  • Infections
  • Overmedication and medication errors
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Elopement or wandering residents
  • Property that has gone missing
  • Broken bones
  • Bladder and bowel injuries
  • Resident-on-resident abuse
  • Wrongful death

It is crucial to report the abuse and begin the legal process promptly, as there is a two-year statute of limitations for nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Speak to our Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorney to get started immediately.

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What rights do Burbank nursing home residents have?

Many nursing home residents suffer in silence, but they should not. Their health should be prioritized, but it is often compromised by negligent staff. Nursing home abuse and neglect leaves a trail of physical and emotional scars. However, nursing home residents have legal rights and protections, including the right to pursue justice for the abuse through civil claims to obtain compensation.

Additionally, there are various laws and regulations on a state and federal level. Some of these regulations include:

These laws are essential to provide safe and adequate care for seniors in Burbank nursing homes. Nursing homes have also begun to implement technology to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect, such as:

  • Digital reporting tools
  • Modern surveillance systems
  • Health monitoring systems

When you speak to a Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorney, we will request copies of any digital files, videos, etc., to bolster your claim. You can also provide photos, videos, and testimony of what you saw or experienced in the nursing home.

Who is liable for nursing home abuse and neglect in Burbank?

Medicare rated 1,189 nursing homes and deemed 31% below average. However, caretakers, nursing homes, supervisors, and other agencies can be held liable for abuse and neglect. Often several parties are responsible for the abuse or for covering it up. Navigating the process can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when you are trying to handle medical conditions and emotional consequences. The lawyers at Gracia & Artigliere are committed to upholding the rights of seniors throughout California.

How can you help a Burbank nursing home resident who is being abused or neglected?

Reporting the mistreatment of a senior is the first and most critical step in saving them and others from abuse. There are various agencies that investigate abuse and collaborate with local governments on criminal charges. You can report elder mistreatment to the following agencies:

  • Licensing and Certification Division of the California Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • California Attorney General's Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting Hotline (888) 436-3600
  • California Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (800) 231-4024
  • Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (800) 722-0432

You can also help by visiting and checking on your loved one often. Additionally, you should review their medical records and inspect the facility when possible. If you notice signs of neglect or abuse in other residents, it could signify that your loved one is in danger. It can be overwhelming to try and report the abuse, but a Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can help.

Do you have a Burbank nursing home abuse attorney near me?

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a grave breach of trust. Caretakers and nursing homes have custody of residents and must provide care and treat them respectfully and when they do not, they must be punished for their wrongdoing. Garcia & Artigliere have offices in Long Beach and Los Angeles, servicing clients throughout California.

Call Garcia & Artigliere today for help with a nursing home abuse or neglect case

We have over 150 years of combined experience holding nursing homes responsible for their negligent actions. These facilities must prioritize the care and well-being of residents. If they do not and you or your loved one is injured, speak to one of our Burbank nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys. Schedule a confidential consultation by calling our office or completing our contact form today.

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