When you put aging loved ones into a nursing home, it is important that you have confidence your loved ones will receive gentle care. Unfortunately for some, this is not always the reality. Sometimes abuse or neglect is a matter of economics, as nursing homes try to maximize profit while allowing patient safety to suffer. If you discover less than ideal conditions exist at the nursing home you have chosen, it is time to get professional legal representation.
Law Office of Lowell Steiger
Clients come to the Law Office of Lowell Steiger for help with many Family Law issues, including nursing home abuse and neglect. Protecting loved ones is an area of law in which Los Angeles Attorney Lowell Steiger excels, with experience and knowledge about this heartbreaking problem. He has helped numerous clients resolve their nursing home legal matters successfully over his years of law practice in the Southern California region.
Attorney Lowell Steiger
Clients need legal representation immediately whenever they suspect there is a nursing home problem of lack of care for their loved ones. Warning signs of abuse can be subtle or blatant, and include a wide variety of indicators. You may just have a “gut feeling” about the care provided at a nursing home, or your loved one may exhibit one or more of many abuse indicators, including the following:
- Bedsores or skin rash
- Bad odor
- Weight loss or dehydration
- Bruises, cuts or bone fractures
- Depression or mood changes
- Fear or anxiety
- Inability to communicate
- Physical or chemical restraints used
Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
In his years as a Southern California nursing home abuse lawyer, Lowell Steiger has seen many causes for legal action. If the home fails to provide proper nutrition, hydration or hygiene assistance, it indicates a serious problem in care. Failure to provide fall prevention, not turning patients in bed which results in bedsores, leaving them soiled without care, over or under medication and physical or sexual abuse may be cause for legal action. Some patients suffer verbal and emotion abuse, theft of personal items and unwarranted restraints. The result of inadequate nursing home care can be life-threatening.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home and have any concerns about the quality of care they receive, contact the Law Office of Lowell Steiger, in Sherman Oaks, CA, immediately. Call for your free initial consultation now, at (818) 306-5799.