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Los Angeles Wrongful Discharge Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

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.

This Is A Growing Problem

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:

  • If the facility is not able to provide adequate care for the resident’s needs.
  • The resident’s health has improved and they no longer need nursing home care.
  • Safety or health of individuals in the facility is endangered.
  • The resident has failed, after reasonable notice, to pay for care (residents may not be evicted if they are awaiting Medicaid eligibility).
  • The facility ceases to operate.

A nursing home can be faced with wrongful discharge or eviction if they decide to transfer or evict a resident because:

  • They want to move a higher-paying resident into the center.
  • They are aggravated with a resident or a resident’s family’s constant complaints.
  • The resident has needs that are more challenging than other residents’, but the facility is capable of handling the care required.

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:

  • Give a reason for the discharge.
  • Give a date of transfer or discharge.
  • Inform the resident and family about their right to appeal.

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.

Moving Forward From Here

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:

  • Coverage of relocation expenses
  • Payment of abuse-related medical bills
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Los Angeles wrongful discharge nursing home abuse attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (310) 981-3404.