Wandering Off / Elopement

California Elder Elopement Injury Lawyers

Mentally-disabled adults and seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia need to be watched more carefully by nursing home staff than some of their other residents. That’s because people with these conditions are often prone to wandering off on their own. Vulnerable as they are, this can easily lead to serious injuries or even death.

Understaffing and an over-reliance on technologies such as the WanderGuard can defeat all attempts to stop residents with mental conditions from wandering off on their own. If this has happened to someone you love – contact us today.

Elderly woman using walker

At Young & Wallin, we represent victims of nursing home abuse and fight to hold negligent nursing care providers in the Los Angeles area and throughout the state of California responsible for the harms they cause.

Firm partner Michael Young is an experienced trial lawyer who frequently writes, lectures and speaks to other lawyers about the topic of nursing home abuse. Like Mr. Young, firm partner Thomas Wallin is an experienced litigator who has handled many cases involving nursing home neglect. Together, they have made our firm one that attorneys trust and refer these complex and difficult cases to.

In our experience, most instances of wandering off or elopement are the result of inadequate staffing. And while injuries do not always occur when a resident is left unattended or wanders away from the facility, it is certainly no surprise when it does.

Because our nursing home neglect attorneys used to work defending nursing homes against these claims, we know how to investigate and establish patterns of neglect and understaffing in these facilities. We also know how to thwart insurance company efforts to overwhelm us with documents, to exhaust our resources and to defeat your claim. In every case, we are up to the challenge of taking on these “non-care providers” in litigation and fighting to obtain justice for those we represent.

Dignity and Justice — Call (888) 999-0169

Call our nursing home abuse law offices directly or contact us online right now with a brief description of your elopement and nursing home abuse. Initial consultations are free of charge and you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

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