Withholding Medical Care

Failure To Provide An Appropriate Level Of Care For People In Nursing Homes

Failure to properly diagnose and treat an illness can be devastating. Each year in America, untold numbers of nursing home residents are permanently harmed or killed when their care providers fail them.

At the Law Offices of Felicia C. Curran, in Oakland, California, we represent nursing home residents and their families throughout the Bay Area. Our clients include people who were harmed when nursing homes and other health care providers failed to notice the signs of serious illness or to treat that illness appropriately.

We represent people who have experienced illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Infection
  • Internal bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Decubitus ulcers (bed sores)

How Nursing Homes Fail Patients

Despite the high cost of nursing care, many nursing homes are understaffed, under-equipped and under-resourced. An oversight by an overworked or poorly trained attendant can lead to a missed diagnosis or the worsening of an unmonitored medical condition. This can be disastrous for vulnerable patients, even leading to death.

Our law firm holds medical providers accountable for the care — or lack of care — they provide in nursing homes. In cases like these, judges pay close attention to the "standard of care." They compare the actions of health care providers to the actions of similar health care providers. How would another health care provider have acted? Would he or she have noticed the problem? Would he or she have treated it differently? We collect evidence and often work with medical experts who can testify on behalf of your loved one.

Contact A Lawyer About Failure To Provide Treatment For Your Loved One

Often, medical problems remain covered up until a relative discovers them during a visit. By then, it may be too late to prevent suffering or permanent injury. If you have discovered a nursing home's failure to care for your loved one, call as lawyer.

Call today to talk with an Oakland lawyer about the treatment your loved one did not receive. Discuss your potential legal case with an attorney at no cost or obligation, or contact us online in Oakland, California, or by calling 510-823-2331. You owe us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you. No charge until the case is won.