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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

A Voice for the Voiceless

Neglect or abuse of the elderly or disabled is unconscionable. If you suspect that a loved one suffered an injury or died as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, please inquire for a free consultation and attorney case review in our San Diego office.
We are passionate advocates for those who are unable to care for themselves. We provide counsel to patients and families to ensure that nursing facilities fully respect the patient rights of their residents. This law firm also seeks to ensure that nursing homes provide proper care and services to attain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of your loved one. In many cases, injuries resulting in death at a nursing home may have been prevented if the proper standards of care were followed.
Determining whether a death or injury was caused by a nursing home’s negligence requires investigation by experienced lawyers and qualified medical experts. Know that this firm will thoroughly investigate and review the circumstances surrounding your loved one. We will aggressively pursue wrongful nursing home corporations.
There are many signs and symptoms that you should look for if you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect, call us immediately.
  • Bedsores
  • Serious infections
  • Lack of resident supervision
  • Falls
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Neglect of resident’s basic needs
  • Medication errors
  • Broken Bones
  • Unexplained Injuries
  • Malnutrition & Dehydration
  • Unexpected Death
In California, seniors and dependent adults are protected by the “Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA).”
The Act defines a “senior” as a person age 65 or older who resides in California. It defines a “dependent adult” as any California resident (16 – 64) years of age with physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights. Welfare and Institutions Code 15610.23
Nursing home “Abuse” occurs when a victim suffers one or more of the following at a California nursing home or assisted living facility:
  • Physical abuse, including:
    • willfully inflicting unjustifiable pain or suffering on an elder;
    • unlawfully restraining an elder;
    • improperly administering an elder’s drugs; or
    • sexually abusing an elder)
  • Neglect (willfully placing the elder in a dangerous situation);
  • Emotional abuse; or
  • Financial abuse
    • mismanagement of an elder’s money / property or the violation of any law against theft, embezzlement, etc.
Please contact us for a free, private consultation.