My suggestion is to obtain a copy of the records for the time your mom was at this facility. Then contact a lawyer on Avvo, who is experienced in this area of law. Does your mom have any additional complaints or injuries, other than the bruises on her back? Does she recall how she received these bruises?
Hope this helps and good luck.
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Elder abuse in nursing homes is, unfortunately, as common as it is horrible... and there are plenty of attorneys that focus on these types of cases. Should one feel he or she (or a loved one) has been a victim of nursing home abuse, one should contact an elder abuse or nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse lawyer... those would be some of the key words to use when searching right here on Avvo or other internet sites.
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Because of California state bar rules, you need to contact an attorney of your choice. Use AVVO to find a attorney familiar with personal injury, medical malpractice and elder abuse. Those are th essential areas that will need to be addressed.
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That is very alarming. It is important that you act promptly in selecting a knowledgeable attorney. Being that elder abuse and neglect is a very specific and complicated area of law, you should select an attorney who has extensive experience in handling cases which involve the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA). That attorney will likely recommend that you order your mother's facility records as soon as possible; and, if your mother was at a nursing home/skilled nursing facility when the events occurred, the attorney will also likely suggest that you file a report with the Department of Public Health, which will then go to the facility to investigate your claims. Best of luck, and good for you for being observant and voicing your concerns.