Caregiver neglect occurs when in-house or nursing home staff caregivers fail to fulfill their professional responsibilities to provide timely and quality care to their patients. Caregiver neglect can be intentional, meaning the caregiver purposely limits necessary care to acquire financial gains or because of a more personal conflict with the patient. It can also be a side effect of scenarios where the caregiver is unable to fulfill their professional responsibilities due to illness, stress, lack of knowledge, lack of resources to provide necessary care, and more. Elder abuse is an ever increasing problem as the population ages.
Victims of caregiver neglect include the physically or mentally disabled, or those with demanding care requirements. There are several warning signs that server to indicate when a patient is being neglected by their caregiver such as poor condition of patient home, physical indicators like bed sores or dehydration, empty medicine bottles or expired prescriptions. If you or a loved one has been the victim of caregiver neglect, speak with a Riverside nursing home abuse lawyer to receive the proper support required to file a claim.
Neglectful caregivers range in personality type from family members, to contracted in-house caregivers, to nursing home staff. Many times, these caregivers lack the skills, knowledge or motivation necessary to provide adequate care in a timely manner.
Perpetrators found guilty of caregiver neglect are subject to a variety of penalties including jail time or fines, and should be held accountable for their failure to provide quality care. Steven Weinberg has worked for decades to see that victims of caregiver neglect find the justice they seek, and the compensation they deserve. He has successfully won multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice since 1975, and will build a case that yields maximum potential for compensation.