Reporting Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect and Filing for Personal Injury
The state of California has cracked down on nursing home violations over the past couple of years. In fact, the maximum fine that a nursing home could be penalized with for violating state regulations was a mere $150 back in 2014. Now that figure has skyrocketed to $15,000. This is truly a testament to the seriousness with which the state views nursing home violations.
Why the Sudden Increase in Fines?
There are approximately 7,500 facilities in the state that care for the elderly. A number of shocking reports have come out of these facilities in recent years, resulting in more attention from state legislators. In fact, most of the violations that result in fines deal with personal injury or even wrongful death. What can you do if an elderly loved one has been injured in a nursing home or you have evidence that a wrongful death has occurred?
Get Help and Be Heard
The worst thing to do is to accept nursing home neglect or abuse as a normal part of the operation of one of these places. Don’t let embarrassment hold you back from filing a report. Be sure to report neglect or abuse and get help from an attorney in doing so. You may be eligible for compensation in the case of personal injury or wrongful death, especially if the facility has violated state laws in the process.
The experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Petrov Law Firm want to help you get justice for your elderly relatives. Call 619-344-0360 today to get started with your case.