Welcome to the website for Los Angeles elder abuse litigation in Carson. Here at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, our team of nursing home neglect attorneys is dedicated to fighting against nursing home neglect and elder abuse. We created this website to increase your knowledge of the obligations that skilled nursing facilities have to maintain a high quality of life for their patients, in hopes that you may be able to avoid nursing home neglect, or take legal action against it if you have been subject to such unfortunate circumstances.
Carson is located 13 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles and approximately 14 miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport. Incorporated on February 20, 1968, Carson is the youngest municipality in the South Bay region of Greater Los Angeles. Carson is home to the campus of CSUDH--California State University, Dominguez Hills. Carson also holds the Home Depot Center, a sports complex which has a soccer-specific stadium belonging to the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, which in 2007 signed international superstar David Beckham. The Goodyear Blimp has a landing pad in Carson. In 2010 the U.S. census showed Carson to have a total population of 91,714. Carson has no Skilled Nursing Facilities, but you can search this website for one convenient to you.
There are many reasons that medications are used in skilled nursing facilities, but making the staff's job easier should not be one of them. Research shows that twenty percent of people living in nursing homes experience agitation, which can also appear as irritability, apathy, or depression. Agitation and delirium sometimes go hand in hand, and are often the consequence of polypharmacy, which is the excessive use of multiple prescribed drugs simultaneously. It is only logical that if the problem is too many drugs, the answer should not be "more drugs." Specialists even confirm that the best treatment for agitation is behavioral, not chemical. Pain is also a major cause of agitation. Therefore, it is very important for nursing homes to have high-quality pain management programs such as music therapy, dance therapy, and pet therapy. That's why it is so important you ensure your loved one's care facility is adequately staffed and that your loved one is being properly cared for by knowledgeable and well trained employees. Unfortunately, some nursing homes do not have your loved one's best interest at heart. They use drugs to chemically restrain residents who suffer from agitation in order to make them easier to handle. Not only is this detrimental to your loved one's physical and mental well-being, but it is a direct violation of his or her Patients' Rights.
If your loved one resides in a nursing home and, you believe he or she is being abused with chemical restraint, contact us today to see how we can help. We will advocate on your behalf, saving you the frustration and stress of handling the problem alone.