Sacramento Wrongful Discharge Attorney
Laws Regarding Medical Care in California
In the United States, it is illegal for a hospital to refuse medical to a person, no matter their physical or financial state. Uninsured people, young and old alike have every right to receive the treatment they need if they are ill or injured. Likewise, a nursing home or assisted living facility cannot discharge a patient who is still in need of care, even if their Medicare or Medicaid is denied or if the monthly fees have not been paid. Such actions are considered to be elder abuse and should be fought. In these situations, you need an elder abuse attorney in Sacramento that is adamant about protecting your rights and the rights of your loved ones. Call our office today.
Understanding Wrongful Discharge
Regarding nursing home abuse situations, the facility may come up with numerous threats or excuses to wrongfully discharge a patient, but with counsel and representation from a Sacramento elder abuse attorney, you could fight for the treatment your elderly loved one needs, as well as the compensation they deserve for their maltreatment. Care facilities may even tell you that the discharge is acceptable because they are "transferring" the patient to another facility, or they can receive adequate care from family and friends at home. It is illegal for a patient to be transferred without consent, so consult with an attorney from Newman Law Group LLP before agreeing to any discharge or transfers.
Our Sacramento Wrongful Discharge Attorney Could Help
At Newman Law Group LLP, we have practiced elder law for three decades, including previous experience as defense for elder abuse firms. With such experience and knowledge, we could fight your case from every angle and anticipate the opponent's actions. Our skill and ethical practice has also been recognized by one of the most respected attorney rating services in the country. From 2009-2011, they have included Attorney Newman in the list of California Super Lawyers® Rising StarSM.
Find out how our skilled legal team could help you by calling a Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney today for a free initial consultation.
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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.