California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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in Elder Abuse Cases

Dedicated to Protecting the Elderly 

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California’s elderly population continues to grow at a staggering rate. The elderly are frequently victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The attorneys at Lanzone & Morgan along with Young & Wallin are dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable citizens. If suspect some you love has been a victim of elder abuse call us immediately at (888) 999-0169.

Our experienced California Elder Abuse and Neglect attorneys are seasoned litigators that demand wrongful parties be held liable. We work with Lanzone Morgan LLP to hold caregivers, nursing homes, and hospitals accountable for their wrongdoing. We understand that this can be a stressful time for you and your family. Our team of knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyers will guide you through the legal process helping you to get justice for your loved one.

Types of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse

The most common types of abuse perpetrated against seniors at nursing homes and assisted living facilities include:

  • Physical Abuse
    Can consist of any kind of physical harm inflicted on your loved one, including the unwarranted use of restraints, striking, slapping, hitting, kicking, shoving, grabbing, or any other intentional act which causes an injury.
  • Sexual Abuse
    Includes any “non-consensual sexual contact by one person upon another.” As indicated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, sexual abuse against elders "frequently goes underreported, under-investigated, and unnoticed."
  • Emotional Abuse
    May include any verbal or psychological harm inflicted by nursing home or assisted living facility staff. Caregivers may yell or use threatening behavior to instill fear into an individual.
  • Neglect
    Nursing home neglect can come in many different forms but may include intentional isolation, failing to change soiled linens, or bandages.

Nursing homes, hospitals, and caregivers have a duty to provide adequate care for their patients. The California Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA) has found that many of California's skilled nursing facilities provide "poor quality of care." Elder abuse and neglect can lead to serious health complications, including bedsores, broken bones, and even death. If you suspect that your loved one is being victimized at a nursing home or by a caregiver, contact our California Elder Abuse Attorneys today for a free consultation at (888) 999-0169.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Law Firm

California Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
The California Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin fight hard on behalf of elderly victims. They are zealous advocates, passionate about holding negligent hospitals and nursing homes accountable. Unfortunately, elder abuse is an all too common occurrence. According to the National Council on Aging as many as "1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse." Sadly, many instances of elder abuse and neglect go unreported. The attorneys at Young & Wallin are here to help those most vulnerable to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

California Nursing Home Abuse Laws
In California, elder abuse can have both criminal and civil penalties. Penal Code 368 codifies crimes against elders, dependent adults, and persons with disabilities. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a person could face up to one (1) year in jail, a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000), or both. In severe cases, a defendant may be charged with a felony and sentenced to state imprisonment. California also enacted the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act outlining civil remedies for victims of physical abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
If you suspect that a caregiver is abusing your loved one, you need to seek help immediately. A leading nursing home abuse attorney can assist you in getting the proper medical treatment for your loved one and removing them from a potentially dangerous situation. While every case is different, there are a number of signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse that should raise a red flag:

  • A noticeable change in mood or behavior
  • Unclean bedding or clothing
  • Evidence of sexual abuse
  • Signs of dehydration or malnutrition
  • Unexplained bruises, sores or broken bones
  • Depression
  • An inability to access your loved one

Elder Abuse and Neglect Law Firm

Call our California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law Firm today for a free consultation. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you win your case. It is never too early to speak to an attorney. If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect, you need to act fast to protect their health and well-being. Call out offices today at (888) 999-0169. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide you the answers you need and the justice you and your family deserve.