Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

Many patients are referred to skilled nursing facilities for convalescence and rehabilitation after surgery or acute illness. They often spend more time recovering in the nursing home than they spend in the hospital. The nurses and staff have a special responsibility to protect the well-being of these patients during their temporary convalescent stay.

Negligence in California Nursing Homes

The elderly often face the prospect of a more permanent nursing home stay. Putting a parent or spouse in such a facility can be one of the hardest decisions a person will ever make. We trust our loved one's health and safety to the staff at the nursing home.

At Law Offices of Steven I. Kastner, our lawyers believe that when professionals do not live up to that trust, they need to be held accountable. We represent individuals and families throughout San Diego and Southern California in seeking that accountability following negligence and error by nursing homes and staff.

Experienced Nursing Home Neglect Attorney in San Diego

The elderly are often no longer self-sufficient and must rely on the nursing home staff for most of their needs. Many nursing homes are understaffed — and some staff are poorly trained. Without proper care, neglected patients may suffer from:

  • Medication problems
  • Bedsores (also called decubitus ulcers)
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Falls
  • Wandering off
  • Delayed reporting to physicians
  • Physical and emotional abuse
  • Wrongful death

Representation Following Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Malpractice

If you have a concern that your loved one has not received appropriate care at a nursing home, please contact us for a free consultation. Contact us online or call 619-232-8822 to learn more about nursing home standards and elder abuse.