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Due to their weaker nature, elderly persons tend to be more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Any family member or close friend who suspects such abuse has the responsibility to take action against it. If you suspect elder abuse against a loved one, call Newman Law Group LLP today for a caring and skilled attorney who could answer your questions and help you obtain justice.
What Constitutes Elder Abuse and Neglect in California?
In California, elder abuse and neglect means treatment resulting in harm, pain, or the mental suffering of an elderly person. An elderly person is an individual who is 65 years and older. Common examples of elder abuse are physical, emotional, financial, sexual, neglect, abandonment, isolation, or even abduction.
With over a decade of experience, Attorney Daniel Newman has been expanding his knowledge, skill and experience. As a result, he has been able to successfully try over 50 cases! Call our offices immediately if you need a qualified Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyer. Our firm can provide you advice and representation in the following areas.
Elder Abuse Practice Areas
Outside of the home, nursing homes are the number one area where elder abuse occurs. Family members tend to trust nursing facilities to provide necessary care for their elderly loved ones, which is why abuse can go unnoticed for long periods of time. There are varying types of elder abuse that can attack the body, mind, emotions and even their financial resources.
One of the most common types of abuse involves physical health and wellness, with various issues arising such as:
It is imperative that if you suspect foul play that you seek legal guidance before any further physical harm befalls your loved ones. In some cases, sexual abuse or emotional barraging may even be to blame for their conditions. Call the firm today at (916) 900-1114 for the help you need.
What Should You Do If You Believe an Elderly One is Being Abused?
If you perceive elderly abuse, the priority is to stop it and ensure that the elderly person is safe. Depending on the situation, it may be reported to Adult Protective Services (APS) at(916) 874-9377. If the abuse you suspect is related to a care facility, make a report with your local county Long-Term Care Ombudsman. If it is related to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) report it to APS and the California Department of Health Care Services IHSS Fraud Hotline at (800) 822-6222 -- you may also contact them via email. If you suspect abuse related to Medicare of Medi-Cal services, contact the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse Hotline at (800) 722-0432. All reports may be done anonymously.
If the abuse involved your loved one, consider reaching out to an experienced Sacramento elder abuse lawyer at Newman Law Group LLP to discuss your family's legal rights. Abusive caregivers or long-term care facilities should be held accountable.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Elder Abuse Cases?
The statute of limitations for elder abuse cases in California is four years. This means victims of elder abuse and their families have up to four years from the date of the accident or first identification of abuse to file their claim. It's important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to hold those who are responsible accountable. An attorney can help secure important information or helpful documentation that may make a difference in filling your claim.
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Don't let your loved ones suffer such injustice. Call Newman Law Group LLP right away for a free consultation to learn how you could fight for compensation. With our experienced representation, you could hold the abusive party (or parties) responsible for their cruelty and require the payment that is necessary to cover the suffering, injury and emotional trauma your loved one has experienced. The sooner you call, the better, so don't wait! Defend your loved one from cruel abuse.
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After a critical two months where our client was not bathed and multiple changes of condition went uncommunicated, unreported, and uncared for, she was ambulance out to an Emergency Room, where her doctors and family were shocked to find that she had a stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer.
Unbeknownst to prospective residents and their families, this defendant RCFE chain was willing to systematically violate laws and its own policies designed to protect vulnerable elders. Willing to admit scores of profitable, high need residents (such as our client), and leave them at the mercy of a few unqualified, untrained and overburdened caregivers.
Through exhaustive investigation, we found that our client’s death was not the result of a few isolated mistakes by care-givers. Rather, it was the result of this corporate facility’s policies prioritizing occupancy and revenue, while ignoring staff training, staff supervision, and the quality of care being delivered.
While eating dinner at a Skilled Nursing Facility, our client was confronted by another resident who punched him, resulting in our client’s tragic death. The other resident had resided at the facility for five months, and over the course of those five months had engaged in numerous altercations with other residents, including two altercations that occurred in the 24-hour period before he assaulted and killed our client.
During our client’s roughly ten-week stay at a skilled nursing facility, he would suffer 8 falls, lose twenty (20) pounds, and develop an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer and a stage II coccyx pressure ulcer due to the facility’s reckless neglect. He was transferred to the hospital, where he was found severely dehydrated, his left heel wound required debridement for eschar and gangrene, and for the first time, a stage II coccyx ulcer was identified.
Our 84-year-old client was the victim of financial elder abuse related to a number of transactions, including the purchase of a home. The Defendant's real estate agents, lender, and escrow company all failed to protect our client throughout the process of purchasing the home, which was orchestrated by a woman who fraudulently siphoned off our client’s entire life savings.