The abuse or neglect of a loved one while they are in the care of a nursing home facility is a situation that should never occur. Unfortunately, it happens often and when such deplorable conduct has occurred, it is necessary to take legal actions in order to insure consequences and compensation for the entity responsible. Our attorneys’ knowledge, experience and professional acknowledgements within this practice area makes our firm a leader in handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
Attorney William 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. William Berman has grown to be recognized as one of the top nursing home abuse and neglect attorney’s in California. Mr. Berman has represented clients in cases against the following Orange County based care facilities:
|Seasons at Mission Viejo||Orange County; Mission Viejo|
|Newport Bay Hospital||Orange County; Newport Beach|
|Laurence Residential Care||Vernell Laurence||Orange County; Santa Ana|
|Brighton Gardens of San Juan Capistrano||Sunrise Assisted Living, Inc||Orange County; San Juan Capistrano|
|Park Vista at Morningrise||Life Care Services, LLC||Orange County; Fullerton|
|New Orange Hills||New Orange Hills, Inc||County of Orange; Orange|
|Lake Forest Nursing Center||Life Care Centers of America, Inc||Orange County; Lake Forest|
|Special Health Care Services||Orange County|
|Huntington Valley Healthcare Center||Plum Healthcare Group, LLC||County of Orange; Huntington|
|Sunflower Gardens, Inc||County of Orange; Santa Ana|
What is Nursing Home Abuse? Staying informed and alert is always the first step to detecting and helping a loved one or friend who is suffering from some form of abuse or neglect. Physical abuse in the form of bruises and battered markings can be easier to detect and confirm but neglect and emotional abuse can be more subtle and harder to recognize. Neglect often manifests and is recognized through unconventional medical problems such as bed sores, dehydration, over medication, and many others. We handle all types of nursing home litigation, namely when an elderly or dependent adult in a care facility experiences:
- This includes, physical abuse, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in physical harm, pain 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, or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter.
- Failure to protect from health and safety hazards.
- Failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration.
Taking Legal Actions if you suspect Abuse or Neglect: When an individual or facility has taken advantage a loved one in the form of abuse or neglect then legal action through nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys may be needed. If you believe you have a case, please do not hesitate to contact us. We provide free consultations that can be conducted over the phone. To setup an evaluation with one of our attorneys please call (858) 350-8855 or complete our case questionnaire and we will get back to you shortly. Learn more about the different signs to watch for to determine if a loved one is being abused, how to report elder abuse, and many more helpful articles listed below and found in our Resource Center. Nursing Home Abuse Resources & Information Types of Elder Care Facilities
Review the different types of nursing homes and elder care facilities as well as the legal options available with a specific facility in California. This resource also provides a variety of tactics to research a facilities history and previous citations issued against the facility.Nursing Home Case Results
See verdicts and settlements the Berman & Riedel, LLP law firm has achieved in the past with cases specific to abuse and neglect with various Nursing Home and Elder Care facilities.