Berman & Riedel, LLP is recognized as the leading law firm when representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. When abusive or neglectful conduct has occurred, there are many reasons that legal action should be taken. Appropriate legal action serves as a consequence for the entity or company responsible. It also provides due compensation to victims and their family members.
Our firm handles all types of nursing home abuse litigation, if you believe a family member has been a victim of abusive or neglectful treatment then do not hesitate to contact us. Our legal team has handled multiple cases within the North County region encompassing the Carlsbad and Oceanside communities.
Leading the firm is attorney William Berman, founder and managing partner of Berman & Riedel, LLP. In just his second year of practice Mr. Berman was responsible for obtaining one of the largest settlements ever reported against a residential care facility for the elderly in the State of California, a $2.2 million result. With continued success, he has grown to be recognized as one top nursing home abuse case attorneys in the State of California.
Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Homes
Abuse and neglect can take on many forms, some are obvious, and some less so. Physical abuse in the form of bruises and other visible markings can be easier to spot, but neglect and emotional or verbal abuse can be much more difficult to recognize. Nursing home patient neglect often manifests itself through unconventional medical problems. These can include bed sores, dehydration, over medication, malnutrition, among other symptoms.
- This includes, physical abuse and trauma, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or any other incident resulting in physical pain, harm, or mental suffering.
- Includes, but is not limited to failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs.
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene and cleaning, or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter.
- Lack of protection from health and safety hazards.
- Failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration.
If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect – Take Legal Action
When your loved one/family member has been neglected or abused, legal action may be necessary to correct the organization’s behavior and earn due compensation. Our attorneys provide free, no-obligation consultations that can be done over the phone. To set up a consultation evaluation with one of our attorneys, please call (858) 350-8855 or complete our case questionnaire. We work with cases against facilities in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, San Marcos and Oceanside.
Need more information?
Visit our resource center to see variety of resources ranging from California legal definitions of abuse, different types of care facilities as well as how to spot abuse.
Legal Definitions of Nursing Home Abuse in the State of California – Learn about what actions constitute nursing home abuse or neglect, including physical, mental, emotional, financial, and other forms of neglect and abuse.
Research Nursing Homes and Looking into their Records – Learn how about the different types of elder care and nursing home facilities as well as methods to use when research which facility would be best for your loved one and family member.