San Bernardino Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys


San Bernardino Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers holding California nursing homes accountable since 1993

San Bernardino nursing homes provide 24/7 care for their residents. This care includes protecting the residents from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Nursing home care also includes providing for the daily needs of the residents, ensuring the residents receive their proper medications, anticipating and responding to expected problems, and respecting the rights of the residents. At Garcia & Artigliere, our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers hold nursing homes accountable when they fail to implement proper procedures and comply with California laws. We’ve secured more than $3 billion for our clients. Call us today to assert the rights of the residents you cherish.


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

Our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers handle claims involving:

  • Physical abuse. Physical abuse is the use of any type of force and the use of physical or chemical restraints.
  • Sexual abuse. Sexual abuse involves nonconsensual sexual acts or forcing a resident to watch sexual activities or conduct. The sexual abusers may include the staff of the nursing home, visitors, and other nursing home residents.
  • Gross neglect at a San Bernardino nursing home involves intentionally depriving a resident of his/her daily living needs, medications, the ability to communicate with family, and failing to respect the rights of each resident. Our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers represent loved ones when the neglect is intentional (gross neglect) or irresponsible (general neglect).

Neglect also includes allowing a resident to wander away from the facility or abandoning a resident completely.

Garcia & Artigliere is the firm of choice for many nursing home residents. We’re respected because we’re skilled at showing why nursing home abuse or neglect occurred, why the abuse or neglect was preventable, and the full scope of the resident’s physical and emotional injuries.

Nursing home medication mistakes

Prescription drugs on their own have inherent risks. In combination with other drugs, the dangers can escalate. Most San Bernardino nursing home residents take several drugs or more. According to the US National Institute for Health (NIH), about 7,000 to 9,000 people die in America due to medication mistakes. Countless more develop complications that are not reported.

The NIH defines a medication error as:

… any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures, and systems, including prescribing; order communication; product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature; compounding; dispensing; distribution; administration; education; monitoring; and use.

At Garcia & Artigliere, our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys hold nursing homes and medical staff accountable for medication mistakes. We file personal injury actions and wrongful death actions when nursing homes fail to:

  • Understand why residents are being prescribed each medication
  • Ensure each resident receives the correct medications in the correct dosages at the correct times
  • Administer the resident their drugs through proper methods, such as orally or by injection
  • Review the risks of each drug and possible drug interactions
  • Review each resident’s medical chart
  • Properly record when the medications were given to each resident, and any noticeable side effects
  • Provide a proper diagnosis
  • Have an individual healthcare plan for each person
  • Look for the signs of any side effects or medication disorders
  • Provide prompt medical care if any side effects or medical disorders are present

Delayed or denied stroke treatment

Many older San Bernardino nursing home residents are in danger of having an ischemic or a hemorrhaging stroke. If tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)  is administered within three hours of stroke symptoms, there’s a good chance of saving the senior’s life. tPA helps break up blood clots that prevent blood from getting to the brain. Immediate stroke care can also help minimize the damage of hemorrhaging strokes, which occur when there is bleeding in the brain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that nearly 16 percent of heart conditions are related to strokes. Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke each year, resulting in nearly 200,000 deaths.

At Garcia & Artigliere, our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys are skilled at showing a nursing home failed to prevent your parent or another loved one from receiving timely and likely life-saving medical care for a stroke.

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

Some of the many signs of elderly abuse and neglect in California include:

  • Bedsores and pressure ulcers
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Fractures, bruises, and cuts
  • Bladder and bowel disorders
  • Falling
  • Untreated infections
  • Scabies
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor hygiene
  • Fear of other
  • Withdrawal for residential activities
  • Not speaking or seeing family and friends
  • Indications your loved one didn’t take his/her medications
  • Indications that your loved one isn’t receiving proper medical care
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Residents who wander off or elope from the facility
  • Residents who are abandoned
  • Self-neglect by residents with physical disorders, dementia, or Alzheimer’s
  • The wrongful death of a resident

Brigham Young University data states that 60 percent of nursing home staff members have admitted to some kind of elder abuse in the past year.

What rights do San Bernardino nursing home residents have?

There are federal and California laws that provide specific rights to each San Bernardino nursing home resident. These rights were created by:

Some of these rights include the right to:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Visitors
  • File complaints
  • Participate in nursing home activities
  • Handle one’s own finances
  • Take an active role in one’s own medical care
  • Be free from abuse
  • Freedom from chemical or physical restraints
  • Many other rights

Our elder care lawyers file claims when these rights are violated.

Who is liable for nursing home abuse and neglect in San Bernardino?

We file personal injury and wrongful death actions against the following defendants:

  • The nursing home
  • The owners, managers, and administrators of the San Bernardino nursing home
  • Individual staff members of the nursing home especially when abuse is involved
  • Healthcare providers
  • Contractors
  • Any other responsible parties

Seniors already live with a lot of pain and discomfort. We demand full compensation to help improve the health of your loved ones and provide them with the comfort they deserve. We demand payment for your loved one’s:

  • Medical costs, including ER care, surgeries, rehabilitative care, psychological care, assistive devices, and medications
  • Daily physical pain
  • Daily emotional suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

If your loved one tragically died due to nursing home abuse or neglect, such as when stroke care was unreasonably delayed, we seek payment for the funeral and burial costs, any financial losses such as the loss of an inheritance, and the family’s personal losses, such as the loss of comfort and love your relative would have provided.

Every San Bernardino nursing home resident has the right to file a complaint if they are abused or neglected. At Garcia & Artigliere, our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have been strong advocates for seniors since 1993. We’ve obtained more than $3 billion in recoveries for our clients. In one recent case, we helped the US DOJ obtain a $46 million settlement from a skilled nursing management company based in California, as well as its owners and six nursing facilities, due to a kickback scheme.

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

At Garcia & Artigliere, our San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers recommend that you help protect your loved one by:

  • Regularly visiting and speaking with your loved one
  • Helping your relative file a complaint with the San Bernardino Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Taking videos and pictures (where practical) of how your loved one looks and the physical state of the nursing home
  • Contacting our respected and caring elder abuse and neglect attorneys

Do you have a San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect attorney near me?

Garcia & Artigliere has no patience for nursing homes that fail to protect their residents. We are relentless fighters for any nursing home resident who suffers any type of abuse or is harmed due to any type of preventable conduct. We have offices throughout California. We also meet seniors and families away from our office, through video conference, or by phone when necessary.

Speak with our trusted San Bernardino nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys

At Garcia & Artigliere, our San Bernardino elder nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys understand how these assisted-living facilities must protect their residents. We have 150 years of combined experience holding nursing homes to their duty to prioritize the safety of their residents and their duty to ensure that their residents live their best lives possible.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our experienced San Bernadino nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers, call or contact our offices. Garcia & Artigliere has offices in Long Beach and Los Angeles and serve clients throughout California.

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