According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, abuse and neglect of elderly people ages 65 and over and dependent adults of all ages, is a growing problem. We assume abusers are nursing home facilities. This is true, but it is also true that these people are often abused and neglected by family members who are caregivers or by someone with whom the person is living.
The state of California has specific criminal and civil laws against elder and dependent adult abuse. Dependent adult abuse has risen to such high proportions that the California Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse has established a Facilities Enforcement Team dedicated to investigating and prosecuting individuals and facilities that have provided poor quality care resulting in neglect or abuse of adults in nursing home facilities.
If you have a loved one who was abused or neglected by a person or facility that was entrusted to care for him or her, you may be able to collect damages for the harm that was caused. Unfortunately, many instances have been found where residents of nursing homes have not been fed properly resulting in malnutrition and, in some cases, even starvation.
Residents have been found with pressure sores from being allowed to sit in one position too long or due to failure of staff to properly attend to hygiene issues. This also leads to infections. In some cases, residents have been left in pain due to neglectful inattention to their medical condition. Medication errors occur frequently and charts are falsified in order to hide errors that have occurred.
The Law Offices of Martin P. Weniz has extensive experience in handling elder and dependent adult abuse cases. The attorneys provide a free consultation to evaluate the facts of your case in light of relevant law. They are dedicated to pursing your case to be sure you obtain all compensation for the damages to which you and your loved one are entitled.
We handle all types of negligence cases, including wrongful death and medical malpractice cases, which are often related to elder and dependent adult abuse cases. We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid until your case is successfully resolved, whether we are able to negotiate a settlement or go to trial. Call us at 310-268-5555 or toll free at 866-441-4446 for your consultation and for the personal attention we provide all of our clients.