Home Health Agency Elder Abuse | What You Should Know

If your loved one is facing abuse of any kind from a home health agency, do not wait to report this behavior before it is too late. Our legal team can help you ensure that your loved one is protected. Reach out to our California home health agency abuse lawyer today.

How can I tell if my loved one is facing home health agency elder abuse?

It is unfortunate that it is common to see home health agency abuse. Keep in mind that this unacceptable behavior can be discovered from a lot of different factors, and in some circumstances, elderly patients will withhold from informing the acts of abuse out of reluctance. Because of this, it is critical to have your eyes peeled for the most typical signs of abuse. Some of the most common signs of abuse that our firm has seen include:

  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • Sudden shifts in the person’s behavior
  • Cash or other possessions from the home going missing
  • Signs of fear around certain aides
  • Falls

What should I do if I suspect this is occurring?

Whether there is one incident or multiple incidents of home health agency abuse, you should report them right away to either law enforcement or the California Department of Public Health. If you do this, you can help ensure the elderly person obtains the medical care and safe environment he or she needs. Because of this, recognize that a plaintiff can only successfully sue a home health agency if he or she can establish that the incident(s) of abuse really happened. The best way a plaintiff can accomplish this is by capturing pictures, videos, or by producing medical documentation consistent with an allegation of abuse or neglect.

What is the deadline for elder abuse claims?

Note that in the state of California, there is a time limit on elder abuse claims. This time limit is typically two years. This indicates that a plaintiff will only have two years from the date the incident of abuse happened to seek legal action against the party accountable.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options if you or a loved one has faced instances of home health agency abuse. Our legal team has the background and knowledge needed to make sure that you meet all of your claim’s deadlines. We are just one call away.

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. No one should have to face the issue of elder abuse on their own. Contact us today to learn more about how we can guide you through each facet of the legal process ahead.