Seniors may develop bumps and bruises from even very minor injuries, but if you see significant bruising with no underlying medical cause, consider that your loved one may be a victim of abuse. If you suspect that someone in your loved one’s Los Angeles nursing home is hitting, slapping, unnecessarily restraining, or otherwise abusing them, you can take action today.
A Los Angeles bruises lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you build a case and hold the nursing home administrators or other parties accountable. Your family may be able to recover compensation to pay for your senior’s medical care, transfer to another facility, and more.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free review of your loved one’s potential nursing home abuse case.
Know What to Look for When Your Senior Family Member Suffers Bruises in Their Los Angeles Nursing Home
It is smart to question bruises, especially when your loved one seems to be having a lot of unexplained injuries. If there is no underlying medical issue causing them to bruise easily, bruises could be a sign of nursing home abuse. This could include:
- Physical violence
- Unnecessary restraint
- Sexual abuse
Red flags may include:
- Large or severe bruises
- Bruises on the face, wrists, breasts, or genitals
- Many bruises at one time
- Bruising as an ongoing occurrence
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, seniors who suffer physical abuse from caregivers or others are significantly more likely to have bruises in certain locations of their bodies. This likely occurs because of the way the senior attempts to defend themselves from the abuser’s physical violence. The most common areas of the body they experience bruising includes:
- Their face
- The underside of their right arm
- Their posterior torso, including their upper back, lower back, and bottom
Bruises on the wrists may indicate restraint use. Bruising of the breasts or genitals may indicate sexual abuse.
If you believe your loved one’s bruises are a sign of Los Angeles nursing home abuse or neglect, or if you know your beloved senior is a victim of abuse and you want to know how to hold the nursing home responsible, reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Does Not Shy Away from Tough Cases
The Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team believes that your family should not have to suffer any further damages because of your beloved senior’s nursing home abuse. We handle these cases based on contingency and build a strong case that could force the nursing home to pay for medical care, moving costs, and other expenses.
If a Los Angeles bruises lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can gather the necessary evidence to identify the abuser or prove your loved one suffered their injuries as a result of abuse or neglect, we may be able to hold the nursing home owner or administration responsible for your family’s related losses, as well as your senior’s pain and suffering.
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Your Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Settlement or Award
As a part of holding the nursing home owners or administrators accountable for your loved one’s injuries and related losses, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to recover a settlement or award for your family.
Some of the damages available in a nursing home physical abuse case may include:
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Increased care costs
- Expenses related to relocation to another facility
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering
- Other non-economic damages
If your loved one’s injuries were severe enough that they passed away as a result, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death award, as well. This compensates your family for your financial losses related to your loved one’s injury and death.
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There Are Time Limits on Holding the Nursing Home Accountable
In general, victims of injuries caused by negligence or intentional abuse have two years to file a lawsuit in California, under the California Code of Civil Procedure §335. However, there are also additional regulations that may change the deadline in taking action on your loved one’s behalf.
This statute also allows for tolling of the deadline in some cases. This may apply in your case if your loved one was mentally incapacitated, and you were unaware of the abuse or neglect. The team from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you understand how quickly you may need to move forward with your case to ensure you do not lose the right to hold the nursing home owners or administrators responsible.
Let us know as soon as you discover your loved one’s bruises or other signs of abuse so we can go to work for your family quickly.
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A Los Angeles Bruises Attorney May Handle Your Case Based on Contingency
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, a Los Angeles bruises lawyer may be able to prove your loved one was a victim of abuse or neglect in their Los Angeles nursing home. If we can show they suffered physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, and this led to their unexplained bruises, we may be able to recover a settlement or an award on their behalf.
Your family will not need to pay anything up front for representation in a Los Angeles nursing home abuse case. We will take our fee from the settlement we recover on your behalf. If we cannot reach a settlement or recover an award, we will not get paid.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now. You can speak to a member of our nursing home abuse team serving Los Angeles today for free.