Have you or a loved one been a victim of elder abuse in Orange County

Elderly people deserve to be treated with respect and care. Many elders are put into nursing homes by their loved ones to receive proper care and attention. Unfortunately, in many cases we have seen elders not given proper treatment nor attention, and subjected to neglect or abuse. In such cases, it is wise to consult with an experienced nursing home neglect and abuse attorney to know what legal rights and options you have.

"We never lose sight of the pain and suffering of your recovery, not to mention emotional trauma that lasts for years."

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

The reality is nursing home abuse and neglect does not only affect the victims, it also extends to their family. The most common types of abuse in a nursing home are:

  • Emotionally abuse such as yelling, using foul language and ridiculing patients. 
  • Physical abuse, including unnecessary physical or forced restraint, hitting, choking, or over-sedating patients.
  • Abandonment without adequate healthcare nor sufficient support or contact with medical staff.
  • Sexual abuse is common in a nursing homes.
  • Neglect by not meeting the patient’s needs in terms of food, and hygiene.
  • Financial abuse such as when the family’s money isn’t utilized to take care of their cherished one.
  • Psychological or emotional abuse can likewise be inflicted by someone vowing to help a patient without fulfilling the promise.

Signs Of Elder Abuse

The effects of abuse differ for each patient. As such, it is important to know how to determine if your loved one has been abused in a nursing home. Look for signs of:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Bruises, cuts, scratches, burns, sores or infections
  • Loss of enthusiasm for activities
  • Signs of mental anguish, depression, or mood swings
  • Sleep deprivation

The extent of abuse in nursing homes has brought emergence of nursing home laws. They are designed to protect patients in these facilities and arraign individuals who abuse those they ought to take care of. If you are concerned that your loved one has suffered abuse in their nursing home, you then need to speak with an experienced elder abuse attorney. We at Nordean Law will aggressively fight for your rights.

Don’t hesitate to contact our elder abuse lawyers today to receive a no-cost consultation. 888-254-3222


Hiring the right Elder Abuse Attorney will make a huge positive difference in this unfortunate and difficult part of your life. You can spend countless hours at the Orange County Courthouse trying to piece together what you need to do next on your own. By not hiring an attorney, you are throwing countless hours out the window, you will also get on average 40% less when the settlement finally comes around, which will happen much faster with professional help.

It’s free to talk with us, please reach out if you have any questions or would like an estimate of what you could be owed. In California, you have up to two years to file a claim and sue for compensation. If you wish to take this court journey alone, Orange County Courthouse is located at 700 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

If you want to take professional help, our Elder Abuse Lawyer in Orange County will be more than happy to help you.
Get directions to Orange County Courthouse.

Free consultation


Scroll to Top