It is not uncommon in our society today for someone, either an adult, adolescent or juvenile, to need inpatient treatment or rehabilitation of some sort. This can be for issues related to alcohol and drug addiction, criminal offenses and occupational therapy. These facilities are meant to be safe and offer time for reflection, emotional and personal growth. They can also often times leave the patient susceptible to abuse in many forms such as sexual, verbal or physical. This abuse can be administered by staff, visitors and other residents.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of treatment center abuse in California call The Cifarelli Law Firm. Mr. Cifarelli and his staff are skilled California trial attorneys with many years experience handling all types of abuse, premises liability and personal injury cases throughout California. As your legal counsel they will do their best to get you the full compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Types Of Treatment Centers
There are a number of different types of treatment centers where one can experience abuse or neglect. Some examples are substance abuse treatment centers, inpatient mental health centers, behavioral health centers, sober living homes, boot camps, nursing homes, assisted living homes and post operation rehabilitation centers.
Types Of Abuse In Detoxes and Rehab Centers
Abuse, harassment or neglect can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Some common forms are verbal abuse, unreasonable surveillance, starvation, forced exercise, assault, sexual assault, child abuse, child neglect or child molestation, unnecessary sedation or restraint and refusal to allow visitation/isolation.
These occurrences are many times isolated incidents. However, they can also be signs of a larger problem within the treatment center. Regardless, they will not be tolerated. Each and every patient has the right to treatment, safety and bodily integrity while in the care of these centers. Consulting with a skilled rehab center abuse lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries. Frequently more than one party is ultimately responsible for the injuries you sustain.
Contact A California Injury Attorney
Treatment center owners and their parent corporations have an obligation to maintain a safe environment for their patients. If someone is injured on their property they should be held responsible. California Injury Attorney Thomas A. Cifarelli and his staff effectively handles all types of premises liability accident cases including treatment center abuse and treatment center negligence cases. If you have been injured either physically, sexually or emotionally while in the care of a detox, rehab, sober living home contact The Cifarelli Law Firm located in Orange County, California.