Orange County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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in Elder Abuse Cases

Protecting the Elderly in Orange County

Our top priority is to find the answers you need and the justice you and your loved one deserves.

California’s elderly population is growing at a staggering rate. Unfortunately, as the elderly population increases, so do the incidences of elder abuse and neglect. The nationally recognized nursing home neglect attorneys at Lanzone & Morgan LLP with Wallin Law Firm are dedicated to restoring the safety, dignity, and well-being of abuse victims. If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or neglect, please call us immediately at (888) 999-0169. There is no obligation and the consultation is free of charge.

The Orange County legal team at Lanzone Morgan LLP with Wallin Law Firm is one of the few law firms in California that focus solely on nursing home abuse and neglect. We are dedicated to bringing closure, healing, and justice to victims and their families. Our seasoned litigators demand the perpetrators be held accountable for their wrong-doing. Our team also understands that this is a stressful and emotional time for you and your loved one. Our skilled and compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys will guide you through the legal process and obtain the justice you and your loved one deserve.

Types of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse

The most common forms of abuse perpetrated against nursing home residents are:

  • Physical Abuse
    Elder care facility staff or other residents may commit physical abuse. It is caused by physical acts that harm the victim. These acts may include hitting, kicking, biting, or restraint.
  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse
    Verbal abuse is the most common form of emotional abuse. Nursing home staff members or other residents may criticize, mock, insult, blame, or even threaten the victim.
  • Sexual Abuse
    This is defined as unwanted or forced sexual interaction with a resident. It often occurs when a resident is unable to defend themselves or is unable to communicate the abuse to authorities. Not only do nursing home staff members commit sexual abuse. Often this act of elder abuse is committed by another resident because there isn’t adequate supervision by the facility’s staff.
  • Neglect
    One of the most common types of elder abuse is neglect. The caregiver fails to provide the needs of the individual. Some examples are failing to provide food and water, medical care, necessary medication, or allowing the victim to live in conditions that are hazardous or unsanitary. Neglect is not an accident. It is a result of carelessness or blatant disregard for the well-being of an elder, dependent, or disabled adult.
  • Confinement or Social Isolation
    This is described as the unnecessary constraint and isolation of a victim by a caregiver. It is not only physical restraints that are used to confine the victim. Commonly, the elder individual is administered medications that leave them unable to leave the confinement. Unless for supervised medical reasons, an elder, dependent, or disabled adult should never be physically or chemically confined, or socially isolated.
  • Intentional Deprivation
    This form of elder abuse occurs when a nursing home staff member intentionally withholds or denies food, medication, assistance, or care from the resident, resulting in injury.
  • Abandonment
    Elder abandonment occurs when a staff member who is to care for a resident intentionally deserts them.
  • Financial Abuse
    This is the unauthorized, illegal, or improper use of an elderly individual’s resources by someone who is trusted by the victim.

It is the duty of nursing homes and their staff members to provide their residents with the proper level of care and assistance. The California Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA) found that many of California's nursing homes and other elder care facilities provide a "poor quality of care." Elder abuse and neglect lead to serious effects on the emotional and physical health of the victim. Our ultimate goal is to stop the abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable loved ones and prevent the devastating effects it has on the victim and their families.

If you suspect that your loved one may be a victim of elder abuse or neglect, please contact our California nursing home neglect team of litigators at (888) 999-0169 for a free consultation. It is never too early to speak with an attorney, so please call us now. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Attorneys Have Over 40 Years of Combined Experience Representing Victims of Elder Abuse and Neglect

We believe that any form of elder abuse and neglect is deplorable, and we are committed to holding those responsible accountable for their wrong-doing. That is why we do what we do. We fight tirelessly to see that victims and their families receive the maximum compensation for the emotional and physical suffering they have endured. When our Orange County elder abuse and neglect attorneys take on a case, we approach it with unwavering determination to provide our clients with the means to heal both emotionally and physically, to restore their dignity and well-being, and to obtain the justice they so greatly deserve.

Orange County's Leading Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse at an Orange County Nursing Home

If you suspect your loved one has been abused or neglected, please seek our help immediately. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will assist you in ensuring your loved one is removed from danger and receives the medical attention and care they need. There are numerous warning signs to look for, depending on the type of abuse. But some common warning signs are:

  • Anxiety, depression, or fear
  • Unexplained injuries such as bruises and broken bones
  • Sudden changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Becoming withdrawn from family or friends
  • Fear or avoidance of a particular individual
  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Dirty living area

If you recognize any of these warning signs, please call us today. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get you the answers you need and help ensure your loved one’s safety.

One of the Nation’s Most Highly-Regarded Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firms

Our nationally recognized legal team has successfully represented numerous clients and negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation. We have had an extremely high level of success due to several factors, such as:

  • We provide highly personalized attention and representation to each and every client.
  • Every member of our legal team has the utmost compassion and respect for the victims of elder abuse and their loved ones.
  • With over 40 years of combined experience in representing victims of elder abuse, we have extensive knowledge of the safety standards, regulations, and laws that elder care facilities must abide by. We effectively determine how the facility failed to comply and why they should be held accountable.
  • We use expert investigators to identify and prove incidents of abuse and neglect. They obtain witness statements as well as any physical evidence that pertains to the abuse or neglect.
  • We have compiled a network of only the most highly-regarded experts who can determine and testify to the nature and extent of a victim’s injuries.
  • Our team strongly believes any form of elder abuse or neglect is a deplorable act. They fight for each and every client to receive the compensation they deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial damage the victim endured.
  • Because of our experience with elder abuse cases, we often take cases that have previously been rejected by other law firms. We have been successful in recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our clients who would have otherwise thought they did not have a case.
  • We truly care about each and every one of our clients and their loved ones.

Call our Orange County elder abuse and neglect law firm today for a free consultation. We take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our firm only gets paid if you win your case. If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect, please act quickly to protect their health and well-being.

Call us today at: (888) 999‑0169

Our skilled attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide you the answers you need to help you get the justice your loved one deserves.