Elder Abuse in California Hospitals | Your Options

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Hospitals should not be a place to worry about when your loved one is receiving care. However, unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect can happen. If you or a loved one is in this unfortunate situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled and dedicated California hospital elder abuse lawyer. Our legal team is on your side.

What signs should you look out for with elder abuse in hospitals?

Our firm understands the hurt people encounter when discovering that their loved one has been abused or neglected in a place where they should be receiving care. You will want to identify that there are a number of different signs that indicate elder abuse in hospitals. Look out for the following so that you can put an end to any inappropriate conduct:

  • Falls and fractures
  • Dehydration/malnutrition
  • Significant and sudden weight loss
  • Infections
  • Wandering or elopement
  • Bedsores
  • Bruises or cuts
  • Overmedicating patients, or prescribing the wrong medication altogether

If you or anyone else has noticed any of the above signs, it is important that action is taken right away to prevent any further harm to your loved one. In many circumstances, a person’s loved one’s life can be put in jeopardy. Give our firm a call today to learn more about elder abuse in hospitals and how we can assist you. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that your loved one is safe and protected. We are just one call away.

How long after an incident of elder abuse can someone file an elder abuse claim?

Recognize that the state of California supplies you with a distinct time period to file an elder abuse claim, also known as the statute of limitations. Most of the time, the statute of limitations for elder abuse claims in California is two years. If you fail to file within two years, you will most likely lose the right to pursue legal action. That is why if you are in this tragic situation, a California elder abuse at our firm helps you start the claims process and walk you through it each step of the way while making sure you meet all of your claim’s important deadlines. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. You can also visit our website to learn more. Nonetheless, our legal team has years of experience in this field in defending those who have faced elder abuse of all kinds. We are ready to seek justice for you and your family.

Contact our experienced California firm

Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we have significant experience representing clients through a wide array of elder abuse matters, and we are prepared to assist you as well. Contact us today.