If you have made the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, you should never have to worry about the staff of the facility abusing them. However, statistics indicate that this type of abuse is not uncommon. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Santa Rosa nursing home abuse attorney. Let our skilled and compassionate attorneys investigate your claim so we can secure justice and compensation for your loved one.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for this case?
After discovering your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, turn to the compassionate and trusted team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for help.
- Our Santa Rosa nursing home abuse attorneys have more than six decades of experience.
- We have obtained more than $1 billion on behalf of clients who have been wrongfully injured.
- Our attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial if you are not being treated fairly by the defendant.
Because we understand their families and victims in these situations may not be able to afford an attorney up front, we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge any legal fees until after we secure the compensation you and your loved one need.
What kind of nursing home abuse can occur?
Unfortunately, this type of abuse is not uncommon. According to the National Council on Aging (NCA), studies show that one out of every ten people aged 60 and over will experience some form of elder abuse in the United States each year. In a nursing home setting, this can include the following types of abuse:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional and psychological abuse
- Financial abuse and identity theft
- Neglect of basic necessities
What are the signs of nursing home abuse?
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our Santa Rosa nursing home abuse attorneys want you to be aware of the various signs and symptoms of this type of abuse. This can include any unexplained physical trauma such as:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Frequent and recurring infections
- Sudden weight loss
- Obvious signs of dehydration or hunger
- Bedsores at any stage of development
We encourage family members and friends to be on the lookout for behavioral changes as well, including a reluctance to participate in regular activities, fear or apprehensiveness around nursing home staff, newfound anxiety or depression, and more.
How much time to file a claim?
Depending on the particular situation, there may be various statutes of limitations applied to these cases. Per the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, nursing home abuse claims arising due to personal injury must be filed within two years from the date the incident occurs. For claims involving medical negligence, the statute of limitations may differ, so please speak to a qualified Santa Rosa nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible.
How much compensation is available?
Is it important to understand that the total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the factors related to each particular situation. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience handling nursing home and medical malpractice cases, including a $4 million settlement for failure to diagnose a cardiological issue and a $3.1 million settlement for a patient versus a hospital that caused an injury due to medical negligence.
Our team will thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure coverage of your loved one’s medical bills, relocation expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Santa Rosa nursing home abuse attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.