There are several conditions and factors that could lead to seniors having an increased risk of bone fractures and breaks, but unexplained injuries may also point to nursing home abuse or neglect.
If your aging loved one recently suffered a bone fracture or break in a Los Angeles nursing home, you may want to speak to a member of the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team. We can determine if we believe you may have a case against the nursing home owners or administration.
If your nursing home abuse case has merit, a Los Angeles bone fractures and breaks lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to file a claim or lawsuit at no out-of-pocket cost to your family. Call today to get started with a free consultation.
Causes of Bone Fractures and Breaks in Los Angeles Nursing Homes
Nursing homes must take special care to prevent falls in seniors. Despite this, sometimes accidents happen. According to the Mayo Clinic, seniors are at an increased risk of breaking bones for a number of reasons, including:
- Osteoporosis and other conditions that weaken bones
- Vision loss
- Trouble with balance
- Slower reaction time to prevent a fall or other accident
Sometimes, however, a senior will break a bone in a more nefarious way. Not all accidents are truly accidental. Other ways that nursing home residents may suffer bone fractures or breaks include:
- Physical abuse of the resident, including hitting or shoving
- Neglect of the resident, often leading to the resident trying to walk to the bathroom or undertake other activity without assistance
- Violations of the facility’s policies in place to reduce fall risks
If your loved one fell and broke a bone in their Los Angeles nursing home and you do not believe it was an accident, or if your loved one has any unexplained broken bones, we encourage you to contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. A Los Angeles bone fractures and breaks lawyer may be able to prove abuse or neglect and hold the nursing home accountable.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm May Be Able to Build a Bone Fracture and Break Case on Your Loved One’s Behalf
If we believe your beloved senior suffered a bone fracture or break as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, we may be able to gather evidence to support this assertion and take action on their behalf. We will work to prove:
- The cause of your loved one’s injury
- Who was involved in their injury
- The identity of the liable party or parties
- The fair settlement value of their case
If you have concerns about whether your loved one may be a victim of abuse in their Los Angeles nursing home, or if you believe their broken bones occurred as a result of abuse or neglect, reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. A member of our team can discuss your case with you for free today.
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A Court Award Could Cover a Wide Range of Losses and Expenses
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our goal is to get justice for your loved one. This includes ensuring they do not experience any additional damages related to their injuries. For example, we believe the nursing home or another defendant should pay for their medical care related to their injuries. If their broken bones occurred because of someone working at the nursing home, the nursing home should be responsible for all related costs.
Some of the expenses and losses we may be able to recover for a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Los Angeles may include:
- Medical treatment and expenses related to their injuries
- Increased care costs if their injuries decreased their mobility or independence
- Relocation expenses used to move the resident to a safe location
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical and emotional damages, known as pain and suffering
If your loved one suffers serious injuries as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, they may pass away as a result. If this happened to your family, our team may be able to pursue an additional award for wrongful death losses.
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Statute of Limitations on Nursing Home Abuse Cases in CA
In most cases, the statute of limitations that will apply in a California nursing home abuse case is found in the Code of Civil Procedure §335. You generally have two years from the date an injury occurs to file a lawsuit. This is true, no matter:
- If the victim survives or passes away
- If the injuries occurred as a result of negligence or an intentional act of abuse
In some cases, a broken bone may not be apparent immediately. This could alter the starting date on this, depending on the facts of your case. To learn more about the timeline of a Los Angeles nursing home abuse and neglect case, reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. The faster we go to work on your case, the quicker you may be able to hold the nursing home accountable.
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Speak to a Member of Our Los Angeles Bone Fractures and Breaks Legal Team for Free Today
Your aging loved one should not have to endure abuse, neglect, pain and suffering, or reduced quality of life in their Los Angeles nursing home. If you discuss your case with a member of our team and they believe you have a case against your loved one’s nursing home, a Los Angeles bone fractures and breaks lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can go to work for your family today.
We may be able to build a case for an out-of-court settlement or an award on your loved one’s behalf at no upfront cost to your family. We accept these cases on a contingency fee basis. Our fee depends on our ability to recover compensation for you through settlement negotiations or taking the case to trial.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now to speak to a member of our Los Angeles nursing home abuse and neglect team today for free.