Hospice Abuse in California | Signs to Look Out For

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Unfortunately, hospice abuse happens. If you have any suspicions, it is better to be safe than sorry. Reach out to our firm today to speak with our California hospice care abuse lawyer and discuss your legal options. We are on your side.

What signs do I look out for to detect hospice abuse?

There are a number of common signs to look out for when speculating instances of hospice abuse including unexplained falls, unexplained bruises, complaints of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and more. The most standard acts of medical negligence in hospices involve providing the wrong dose of medication, ignoring a patient’s needs, or administering the wrong medication. If you believe this is occurring, the best thing you can do is document all signs of abuse and give our firm a call right away to discuss your legal options.

How can I report hospice abuse in California?

If you sense that your loved one has been going through abuse, the first step you should take is to file a claim against the facility that has caused the abuse. Additionally, you should report the incident to local law enforcement, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, The Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISISline, or the California Department of Social Services. As you are filing your case, it is essential that you include a plethora of evidence to support your claim, and that you provide evidence including pictures, videos, or medical documentation that will prove an act of abuse occurred.

What is the statute of limitations for elder abuse claims in California?

It is important to recognize that the state of California has a statute of limitations for most elder abuse claims. In most cases, it is generally two years. This implies that if you would like to file a claim for elder abuse, you will need to do so within two years from the date of the incident of abuse. Even though two years may seem like a long time, it is critical to note that the sooner you pursue legal action, the better off you will be. To get started with this process, you should reach out to our firm to speak with a skilled California hospice care abuse lawyer who can help you with your claim. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your loved one’s rights are protected. Give us a call today.

Contact Our Experienced California Law Firm

Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP has over 30 years of experience as a successful California elder abuse attorney. Our firm handles cases across the Golden State, involving elder care facilities, including nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living, hospice care, and others accused of abuse, including physical, sexual, and mental abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. If experience matters and you need a trial lawyer who can get the job done, contact Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP.