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Committed to Protecting Seniors From Elder Abuse Throughout Southern California

Southern California is growing older. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow, so does the number of senior citizens living in Los Angeles. Many now reside in nursing homes throughout the area. Although many senior care facilities are filled with highly-trained staff members, elder abuse has become an increasing problem. If you have a parent, grandparent or loved-one who has been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is vital to seek representation from an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional with an extensive track record of protecting the rights of elder abuse victims. Over the years, the Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorneys at Kristensen LLP have utilized a personable and comprehensive approach to help victims of elder abuse recover the maximum compensation to address their medical expenses, damages along with their pain and suffering.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Placing a loved-one in a nursing home is never an easy decision. It can be a difficult adjustment for seniors to go from years of living on their own to depending on others to live comfortably. When placing a parent or grandparent in a senior care facility, we also place our trust in their professional caregivers to treat our loved ones with the respect and dignity they deserve. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Over the years, we have seen an increase in the following types of nursing home abuse in Los Angeles:

  • Physical Abuse:  In many nursing home abuse cases, irresponsible caregivers have been known to physically abuse their patients. The result include unexplained injuries, such as bruises, scars, sprains and broken bones. Physical abuse may also include medication overdoses or refusal to provide the proper amount of medication.
  • Emotional Abuse: Emotional abuse can be more difficult to spot than physical abuse. However, the damages can be just as bad, if not worse. Emotional abuse in nursing homes can often range from intimidation tactics to ignoring a request by a senior. These types of tactics can result in anxiety, anguish and mental pain.
  • Financial Exploitation:   Unfortunately, many senior citizens are vulnerable to fraud and exploitation. Some caregivers and nursing home services have been known to take advantage of unsuspecting elders. Some of the most common examples of financial exploitation include:  credit card and bank account theft, scams and healthcare fraud.

How a Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help

The abuse of nursing home residents in Southern California has grown out of control. Today, there are far more cases than ever before. Unfortunately, many go unreported. State agencies are responsible for the licensing and regulation of senior care facilities. The legal team at Kristensen LLP is committed to protecting the victims of nursing home abuse in Los Angeles. Our team of attorneys and legal staff works diligently in the courtroom and behind the scenes with the goal to place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact our Los Angeles personal injury law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.