Los Angeles Nursing Home Malpractice Attorney
When your loved one is in a nursing home or another type of skilled living facility, you should never have to worry about whether or not they will suffer abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are not uncommon. At the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles nursing home malpractice attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate any medical malpractice or neglect allegations that occur inside of a nursing facility and help you and your loved one recover the closure and compensation you need.
Why Choose Dr. Fagel?
- Doctor Fagel practiced emergency medicine for a decade before becoming an attorney. He maintains his medical license in California and is fully prepared to help investigate medical malpractice claims in nursing homes.
- Our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys has helped recover significant compensation on behalf of individuals who have sustained injuries or illnesses as a result of the negligence of medical professionals.
- We handle Los Angeles nursing home malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients pay no legal fees until we recover the compensation they are entitled to for their losses.
Types of Nursing Home Neglect in Los Angeles
There are various types of nursing home abuse that can occur in a Los Angeles skilled living facility, but we want to focus particularly on nursing home neglect. There are various ways that an individual can be neglected inside of a nursing home. Typically, we define neglect as a caregiver’s failure to provide a person with basic necessities, including, but not limited to, food, clothing, shelter, medicines, and necessary medical treatment.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Information available from the National Council on Aging indicates that one out of every ten Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Often, this abuse or neglect is perpetrated by the family members of the victim. However, inside of a nursing home, neglect is usually the fault of individual caregivers or the nursing home facility itself. Some of the main causes of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Understaffing at a facility
- Poor training of caregivers
- Willful malice of caregivers
- Systemic issues at the facility
- Improper supervision
There may be various parties who can be held liable for nursing home abuse and neglect in Los Angeles. This includes nurses, nurses’ aides, doctors, nursing home owners and operators, and others involved in the care of nursing home residents.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
A skilled nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can help families and abuse victims recover compensation for their losses. It is important to have an attorney who understands California laws regarding nursing home care.
Various California laws mandated by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) focus on nursing home residents’ well-being. Nursing home residents have the right to receive reasonable accommodations based on their needs. The state of California also requires nursing home facilities to provide a minimum level of care per resident per day. If there is not adequate staffing levels available to meet this requirement, the nursing home is supposed to employ as many licensed nursing or nursing assistance until staffing levels become adequate. California nursing homes are also required to provide residents with a diet that meets their daily nutritional needs.
Contact a Los Angeles Nursing Home Malpractice Attorney Today
If your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice or neglect in a Los Angeles nursing home, you need to contact the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates immediately. We have extensive experience handling complex elder abuse and malpractice claims, and we understand what it takes to recover the compensation your loved one is entitled to. When you need a Los Angeles nursing home malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling (800) 541-9376.