Sacramento Elder Neglect Attorney
Criminal Negligence Regarding the Elderly in Sacramento, CA
As a person grows older, they will begin to require more and more care and attention. In most cases, the family and loved ones of the elderly person will take care of them in their own home or, if need be, place them in an assisted living or nursing facility. The desire is usually to provide the patient with loving and attentive care on behalf of their physical, mental and emotional health. However, it has become more and more common for families and medical professionals to commit elder abuse through neglect and lack of proper care.
Consequences of Elder Neglect
Respect for the elderly has decreased more and more, resulting in carelessness and indifference regarding their care. Nursing home abuse is quite common, especially in facilities that are understaffed. Even families of older persons can be guilty of neglect. Without proper care, an elder could suffer malnutrition, dehydration, falls, bedsores, and much more. As the family or friend of an elderly person, it is your responsibility to make sure they are not abused or maltreated at home or in a nursing facility. If you suspect such treatment, get legal counsel and representation from a Sacramento elder neglect attorney today.
Hire a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Sacramento Today
Newman Law Group LLP has been in practice for over a decade and is dedicated to defending abused elders and helping them obtain the compensation they deserve. Members of our team also have previous experience as prosecutors for elder abuse firms, meaning that we have a detailed knowledge of both sides of the competition and how the opponent may be thinking. We offer a free case evaluation, so if you are looking for an elder abuse attorney who will care for you and aggressively fight for just payment, call now. A member of our team could help you maximize your compensation in an elder abuse case.
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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.