Nobody wants to place their loved ones into a nursing home, but sometimes that is the best option, especially if their needs become too much to handle in-home. Whether you need to place an elderly family member or a loved one with special needs into a home, you trust that the facility will care for them to the best of their ability.
However, if you find out that a nursing home has discharged your loved one without good reason and with no notice, you should seek legal assistance. The Kaufman Law Firm is ready to step in and help. We will investigate the situation and work to secure compensation for your loved one and your family. When you need a Los Angeles wrongful discharge nursing home abuse attorney, call us today.
There are around 16,000 nursing homes operating in the United States, a number that is sure to grow as the average age of the population increases.
Did you know that federal law prohibits nursing homes from discharging or evicting residents unless they have specific reasons? The only reasons they can demand eviction or transfer are:
A nursing home can be faced with wrongful discharge or eviction if they decide to transfer or evict a resident because:
If a facility does have a legitimate reason for discharging a resident, they must provide the resident and their family/guardians with proper notification so other arrangements can be made. The facility must:
If a nursing home discharges a resident improperly, they can cause physical, psychological, and emotional damage to the resident. This removes a resident from familiar surroundings and often does so when they have nowhere else to go.
If a nursing home has caused injuries to your loved one due to wrongful discharge, please seek help from an attorney. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we think elder abuse in any way is abhorrent and will fight to secure compensation for you and your loved one. This can include: