The last thing that any family member should have to worry about is that their loved one may be abused while residing in a nursing home. Unfortunately, there are times when the negligent or careless actions of nursing home employees cause harm to residents. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here when you need a Napa nursing home abuse attorney. Let our attorneys investigate your case so we can secure full compensation for your claim.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for your case
After discovering that your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, turn to a compassionate team of attorneys to help with your case. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to stand by your side.
- We have been helping Napa nursing home abuse victims for more than 60 years, and we are one of the most successful personal injury firms in the nation.
- We employ a full-time physician who can help us determine the extent of your injuries and calculate your losses.
- We are fully capable of investigating every aspect of your claim, and we will take your case to trial if necessary.
We understand that nursing home abuse victims and their families may be struggling financially. That is why we take Napa nursing home abuse cases on a contingency fee basis and do not charge any legal fees until we secure the compensation our clients need.
What kind of abuse happens in a Napa nursing home?
Nursing home abuse is shocking and abhorrent, but studies from the National Council on Aging show that one in 10 people over the age of 60 will sustained some form of elder abuse each year. This abuse can take many forms, and the attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have experience helping families of victims who have sustained:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional and psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
In many cases, nursing home residents are also the victims of neglect of their basic necessities and medical care. This also constitutes abuse and should not be tolerated. Some of the most common signs of abuse that family members need to be on the lookout for include:
- Unexplained bruises, burns, what lacerations
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Bedsores at any stage of development
- Sudden withdrawal from activities of their loved one
- Unusual anxiety or depression
- Fear around certain nursing home employees
- Poor hygiene or unclean rooms
- and more
What at the time limits to file a claim?
The time limit (or statute of limitations) for nursing home abuse cases will vary depending on the situation. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, we can see that most instances of nursing home abuse will be considered personal injury cases, and victims will have two years to file claims against their alleged abusers. For instances of abuse involving medical malpractice, California Code of Civil Procedure sections 340.4 and 340.5 shows that victims will have three years from the date the injury occurred or one year from the date they discovered the medical malpractice, whichever comes first.
What kind of compensation is available?
While California law does not specify how much compensation victims of these cases are owed, there may be various types of damages available. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience recovering compensation for clients injured in these cases. We pledge to thoroughly investigate your claim to recover:
- Compensation for all medical bills related to the abuse
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment images
- Compensation for relocation to a new facility
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent employees and nursing home
If you need a Napa nursing home abuse attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 889-2919.