Los Angeles Elder Abuse Lawyer
Demanding Accountability on the part of Nursing Homes
Nursing homes can be held financially liable for injuries that happen to residents due to unattended wanderings, slippery floors, abuse, and neglect. Since nursing homes are licensed and inspected by the state, it’s not uncommon for nursing homes to try and cover-up wrong-doing and negligence on their part. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we investigate cases of elder abuse and nursing home neglect, using private investigators if necessary, in exposing understaffing, unsafe conditions, and criminal neglect. In cases involving falls and broken hips and other bone fractures we interview attending staff and look for inconsistent testimony and patterns of behavior are typical of abuse and neglect.
If a family of yours has suffered serious injury due to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact Los Angeles elder abuse attorney Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you.
Elder Abuse and Injuries
The personal injury Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg recovers damages for patients suffering from the following due to negligence or abuse in a nursing home:
- Wrist fracture, ligature marks
- Tibia fracture
- Femur fracture
- Humerus fracture
- Broken hip
- Cracked ribs
- Fractured skull
Exposing Negligence on the part of Nursing Homes
While nursing homes may try and cover-up elder abuse and negligence on their part, there are ways of piecing together what happened by reviewing records, eyewitness statements, and complaints against a nursing home. Since employee turnover is a problem, many nursing homes don’t conduct adequate background checks on employees. As part of our investigation, we look closely at employees, their qualifications, and whether or not they have a criminal record. We also look at the staffing numbers of nursing homes in order to identify compliance and safety issues that often play a role in unattended wanderings, slips and falls, and elder abuse.
Contact Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney Howard Craig Kornberg
If you believe your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, it’s important to report what happened to the authorities so an investigation can begin. Once law enforcement is involved, there are rules of evidence that must be followed which is important in preserving information that may be important at a civil trial. To schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you demand justice for your loved one, contact Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney Howard Craig Kornberg today.Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg