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Walnut Creek Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Fighting for the Injured in the San Francisco East Bay Area

Nursing home neglect and abuse has become commonly reported in the news. This type of abuse can take many forms but all are damaging to the victims as well as their families. At Fetto Law Group, we passionately believe that our most vulnerable citizens should never be exposed to any type of abuse. Our Walnut Creek nursing home abuse attorneys stand ready to use their legal skills and are determined to fight against nursing home abuse through personal injury claims and lawsuits.

Why our Walnut Creek personal injury lawyer is equip to fight for your compensation:

  • Our attorney has 30 years of experience in pursuing justice for those who have suffered injury and harm through negligence or misconduct.
  • As a seasoned trial lawyer, Attorney Fetto prepares every case for trial so that every legal option is thoroughly investigated and handled.
  • Through our firm's persistence and strong legal ability, we have obtained more than $50 million in rightful compensation for the people we have served.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can occur in many forms, including:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Lack of medical care
  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Verbal abuse

How to Detect Nursing Home Abuse

Neglect can consist of malnutrition, dehydration, and lack of proper hygiene. Bedsores or pressure ulcers are often a sign of neglect. Overmedication and lack of medication are other forms of abuse as is the use of physical restraints. Abuse can be suspected in cases where a resident develops bruises, fractures, sprains, or other unexplained physical injuries, or in cases where the victim displays fear, agitation, depression, or other emotional reactions relating to those who care for them. Slapping, pinching, and other forms of force are types of abuse an elderly person may suffer at the hands of caretakers or even other nursing home residents.

Consult With Walnut Creek Personal Injury Lawyer

Nursing homes are required to provide safe environments for their residents. When they fail to do so, you may need to resort to legal action. If you believe your family member has been abused, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

Contact our firm to arrange to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney in Walnut Creek in a free consultation today.