Hospital Elder Abuse in CA | What to Know

nurse patient hospital

In some unfortunate instances, hospitals can be home to elder abuse. If your loved one is going through this horrific situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options with our skilled California hospital elder abuse lawyer today. We are on your side no matter what.

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

Our firm recognizes the pain people experience when learning that their loved one has been abused or neglected in a place where they should be obtaining care. You will want to keep in mind that several different signs indicate elder abuse in hospitals. Look out for the following so that you can put an end to any improper behavior:

  • 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 caught glimpse of any of the above signs, it is essential that measures are taken right away to prevent any further harm to your loved one. In many cases, a person’s loved one’s life can be put in danger. 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 here for you.

How long after noticing elder abuse can I file an elder abuse claim for my loved one?

You will want to note that the state of California provides you with a specific time period to file an elder abuse claim, also understood 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 privilege to seek 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 give us a call. You can also visit our website to learn more. Recognize that our legal team has years of experience in this field in defending those who have faced elder abuse of all kinds. We are prepared to seek justice for you and the ones that matter most to you.

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.