Solano Elder Abuse Attorney
Defending the Rights of Abused Elders for More than 30 Years
One of the saddest cases of abuse that exists in America today is elder abuse. Because of their frailty and inability to defend themselves, elderly persons are highly susceptible to many different types of abuse and exploitation.
The most common of these are:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
- Resident-on-resident abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Wrongful Discharge
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Such abuse can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for the innocent elderly victim. Consequences for such abuse can be physical, mental or emotional damage. When an older person is physically or emotionally abused through beatings or verbal threats and insults, they could become withdrawn and fearful. Any resulting injuries could become infected, and unattended infections could result in sepsis. When this happens, the infection spreads through the blood stream to the entire body and can result in death. Other injuries that can cause infection result from falls-which are common accidents in nursing home abuse situations -or from bedsores suffered by a bedridden or wheelchair-bound individual .
Unsupervised nursing home patients have also been known to wander and elope, subjecting them to dangerous situations of which they may not be aware. Lack of proper care in a nursing home can also lead to malnutrition and dehydration, or a medication error. These mistakes can result in severe illness, overdose or death. Anyone who suspects that a loved one may be suffering such injustice should not hesitate to speak with a Solano elder abuse attorney at their earliest convenience and learn what legal steps could be taken to obtain justice and fair compensation.
Get Help from an Elder Abuse Lawyer in Solano, CA
For reputable and excellent legal representation, call Newman & Broomand LLP today. Our firm has been handling elder law cases for more than 30 years and even has past experience defending elder abuse cases. This means that we understand the opponent's thought process and could stay one step ahead in fighting your case. Our firm has also been honored for its excellence and legal ethics by being included in the list of California Super Lawyers® Rising StarSM since 2009, which is only awarded to a maximum of 2.5% of California lawyers.
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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.
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