Hospice Abuse in California | What to Do

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Our firm understands the devastation a family faces when a loved one is under hospice care. It is even more heartbreaking when a family finds out that their loved one is encountering hospice abuse. If you are in this situation, our legal team is here to help you. Do not hesitate to give us a call today to speak with a dedicated and experienced California hospice care abuse lawyer. We are here for you during this difficult time.

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

Keep in mind that there are a number of different signs to look out for when suspecting examples of hospice abuse including unexplained falls, unexplained bruises, complaints of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and more. The most common actions of medical negligence in hospices involve supplying the wrong dose of medication, ignoring a patient’s needs, or administering the wrong medication. If you believe this is happening to a loved one, it is imperative that you document all signs of the abuse and reach out to our firm today to discuss the next steps.

How can I report hospice abuse in California?

If you believe 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. Furthermore, 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 claim, it is important that you include an abundance of evidence to support your claim, and that you supply proof including pictures, videos, or medical documentation that will establish an act of abuse has happened.

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

Keep in mind that the state of California has a statute of limitations for most elder abuse claims. In most cases, it is typically two years. This suggests 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 appear to be a long time, it is essential to note that the sooner you seek legal action, the better off you will be. To begin this process, you should reach out to our firm to speak with a qualified California hospice care abuse lawyer who can help you with your claim. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you and your loved one’s rights are protected. Do not hesitate to give us a call today.

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.