Oakland Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Our population is aging, and more of our parents and grandparents spend some portion of their lives in a nursing home, convalescent home, or assisted living facility. Inadequate supervision, poor maintenance, and medical errors are all common causes of nursing home injuries. Sadly, many elders suffer severe injuries and even death due to negligence in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities every year. Accidents, injuries and abuse are becoming more and more common. Studies show that at least one out of ten elderly adults in the United States suffers from some form of abuse every year.
The Oakland nursing home abuse lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP, fight for the victims of nursing home negligence and abuse in Oakland. We believe that our parents and grandparents deserve the utmost respect and care. When nursing home staff, doctors and nurses fail to provide the high standard of care they are legally required to meet, it is our loved ones who suffer. If you believe your elderly or disabled loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect in a nursing home, long-term care facility, rehabilitation facility, or while under the care of a home health aide, it is time to act.
Types of Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take many forms. The nursing home abuse and injury attorneys at Venardi Zurada will work to uncover and remedy any form of abuse or neglect, including, but not limited to, cases involving the following:
- Bedsores/pressure sores
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Falls due to improper safety rails
- Medication errors
- Failing to check up on residents, especially those who are enfeebled
- Negligent security
- Medical malpractice
- Physical, psychological, or sexual abuse
- Failure to clean premises
- Failure to provide clean clothes, sheets, or towels
- Financial exploitation of the elderly
- Failing to inspect the premises for hazards
- Wrongful death
If you believe your loved one might have been the victim of any form of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or long-term care facility, it is vital to reach out to a nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible to ensure their safety. Get help investigating the home and preserving your legal rights if your loved one has been harmed in any way.
Signs of Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
Abuse and neglect can manifest in multiple forms. Residents might not get the appropriate care they require, including proper nutrition, medication, cleanliness or hygiene. They may suffer from physical abuse such as choking, kicking, hitting, shaking, pushing, or sexual abuse. Residents might also be subject to emotional or psychological abuse, including staff belittling, demeaning, shouting, isolating, or threatening residents with violence or meal deprivation.
While abuse and neglect can be difficult to detect, there are signs to watch out for. Signs of physical abuse or neglect may include:
- Unexplained cuts, scratches, bruises or broken bones
- Redness around the wrists indicating the use of restraints
- Bedsores/pressure sores
- Dry, cracked, or ashy skin
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Distended stomach
- Cracked lips
- Changes in personality or behavior
- Repeated illness, especially when not reported to family members
- Unsanitary conditions
Signs of emotional or psychological abuse, in addition to those noted above, can include:
- Decreased appetite
- Sudden mood swings
- Self-isolation and fear of interaction with other people, especially staff
- Fear of complaining about the staff or the conditions
- Sudden mental decline
If you identify one or more of the symptoms of nursing home abuse or neglect in your elderly or disabled loved one, do not delay. Act now to protect them from further harm and hold the facility and their staff accountable for the damage they have caused your family.
Passionate and Effective Help With Your Oakland Nursing Home Injury, Neglect, and Abuse Claims
If you suspect that your elderly or disabled family member has been the victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, speak with a dedicated Oakland nursing home neglect lawyer at Venardi Zurada, LLP. We can help you protect your family and seek the justice that you and your family deserve. Our nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers are prepared to take on even the most challenging abuse cases, and we will not hesitate to bring your case to trial if necessary. To arrange a free consultation, call 925-937-3900 or contact us online.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.