LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past decade, we have seen the rapid increase in the abuse of our elders in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the country. Today, The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) is proud to announce the online nursing home abuse help center for victims and families of nursing home negligence and elder abuse.
"Our goal is to help victims and families through the unimaginable experience of dealing with nursing home negligence and elder abuse. When we entrust people with taking care of our most vulnerable loved ones, we expect a certain level of care. For too long, too many nursing homes and assisted living facilities have taken advantage of and abused our elderly. It's time to fight back and hold these companies responsible," said TorkLaw founding partner Reza Torkzadeh.
The nursing home abuse online help center provides the latest in statistics, legal developments, resources and tools for victims of elder abuse. "Whether the abuse resulted in serious injury or death, TorkLaw will provide the information, tools and resources necessary to get through this very complex area of the law," said Torkzadeh.
In a shocking report, in 2005, the California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development reported that one-fifth of California's nursing facilities did not meet the state-mandated requirements for staffing levels. "Through litigation, what we have seen is that most of the negligence is due to overworked and understaffed facilities. These companies have decided that it is more important to make a profit than provide for a safe and sanitary living environment for their patients," said Torkzadeh.
These staggering numbers are alarming. All elder abuse must be reported and dealt with immediately. There are over 1,300 skilled nursing facilities in California. These facilities are held to certain standards as set by law. If you feel like a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or nursing home negligence, you should immediately contact TorkLaw, California nursing home abuse lawyers, for more information. Look for these signs of nursing home abuse.
For access to the new site, please visit The Online California Nursing Home Abuse Help Center
SOURCE The Torkzadeh Law Firm