Abuse and neglect are not always easy to identify. Some manifestations of abuse or neglect may result from other, reasonable, influences. However, it is important to speak with an attorney whenever something seems to be seriously wrong, as far too many residents suffer because no one has taken the time to look into the circumstances that have led to symptoms of concern. It is better to be over-cautious than under-cautious, as our legal team can discreetly seek the truth. Then, if something proves to be wrong, we can address it. If nothing is amiss, you will have achieved informed peace of mind.
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Even if your loved one is capable of advocating for themselves, they may be too traumatized to do so at this time. As a result, your advocacy and concern may be the only things standing in the way of your loved one and additional exposure to abuse or neglect. Don’t wait to speak with the experienced California team at Morales Law Firm, even if you cannot yet substantiate your concerns. Our team understands both how to spot the signs of abuse and neglect, as well as how to discreetly uncover the truth of what is going on—whatever that truth may be. We look forward to speaking with you.
The rates at which nursing home and other long-term care facility residents experience abuse is horrific. The Covid-19 pandemic both highlighted the unacceptable treatment that so many residents face and—tragically—likely made this reality worse for a time. Abuse and neglect rates skyrocket in facilities that are understaffed.
The pandemic rendered the staffing shortage in even the most well-kept facilities unmanageable. The preexisting prevalence of nursing home abuse and neglect combined with the pandemic-era staffing shortage that may rock this industry for years and years to come means that if you suspect that a loved one residing in a nursing home or other long-term care facility is being abused or neglected, chances are that you’re right. As a result, even if you can’t yet substantiate your concerns, it is critically important that you connect with the trusted, knowledgeable legal team at the Morales Law Firm so that we can help you to clarify the truth of your loved one’s situation.
Attending a consultation with an experienced San Francisco, CA personal injury lawyer at our firm is both a risk-free and confidential process. This means that if you come to speak with our legal team about your concerns, you’ll neither be obligating yourself to work with our firm moving forward nor to taking legal action of any kind. As a result, you should not feel hesitant or self-conscious about voicing your concerns to our legal team. If it turns out that nothing is amiss with your loved one’s care, you’ll be able to rest easier knowing that you took action when there may have been cause to do so.