Los Angeles Area / Southern California Lawyers for Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse, Dependent Care Neglect
Sometimes, families must trust caregivers to provide for the physical, emotional, and medical needs of their loved ones. But what happens when that trust is broken because a caregiver or institution neglects or abuses someone depending on them?
You need an attorney.
Free Consultation With an Los Angeles Area / Southern California Attorney Experienced in Elder Abuse, Elder Neglect and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If someone you love has suffered an injury or a wrongful death as a result of neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other dependent or health care facility, we can help. California law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible. Contact us today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation with one of our skilled and compassionate attorneys.
Standards of Dependent and Health Care Facilities Are Governed by State and Federal Law
California nursing home, health care, psychiatric facilities, and all other types of dependent care and treatment facilities are subject to regulations that prohibit providers from depriving or withholding care from patients necessary to maintain their "physical, mental and psychosocial well being." Institutions and caregivers must must provide proper medications, fluids, nutrition, counseling services, physical therapies, and other care as may be reasonably necessary to meet these standards. [California Nursing Home and Dependent Care and Health Care Facilities Regulations]
Most people spend considerable time investigating and interviewing potential caregivers for aging parents, dependent children, or other dependent family members in need of assistive care. They want the assurance that someone they love is in good hands, getting the care and compassion they deserve. [Consumer Information Links - Hospital Complaints and Citations]
Sometimes, difficult choices must be made when dependent care options are limited by insurance companies or personal finances, But regardless of the facility or caregiver, there are certain care standards that must be met according to the law. And, under no circumstance is it legal for caregivers to abuse or neglect people under their care. [Signs of Nursing Home and Dependent Care Neglect and Abuse]
Elder and Dependent Care Abuse, Neglect and Wrongful Death Verdicts and Settlements
When a nursing home, mental health care or psychiatric facility, hospital, other dependent care institution's or even a medical professional's abuse or negligence is the cause of injury to someone who cannot care for themselves, the injured party is entitled to recover for damages. If a abuse or neglect causes a death, the surviving family members are entitled to damages on behalf of the deceased.
Beverly Hills, California attorney, Michael Alder, was recognized as a finalist for California's Trial Lawyer of the Year for his groundbreaking work in exposing the horrific conditions existing at Napa State Hospital, a hospital for those convicted of crimes but determined to be victims of mental illness. His expose of unacceptable and inhuman practices and superior litigation skills led to significant recoveries for multiple patients' families.
For help, call our Beverly Hills, CA office at (310) 275-9131 or our office in Santa Barbara at (805) 962-0099. Out trial lawyers for plaintiffs handle cases involving elder abuse and elder neglect, and wrongful death lawsuits in the Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, and throughout all of Southern California, and Central and Northern California.