Hospital Elder Abuse in California | What You Should Know

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Finding out that a loved one is a victim of hospital elder abuse can be devastating. In most circumstances, if a family suspects a hospital is guilty of an act, or acts, of elder abuse, they will bring a claim against the hospital. These cases are known to be complicated, which is why anyone facing an issue of hospital elder abuse should not continue without the help of a qualified California hospital elder abuse lawyer that can effectively guide them through each step of the way. Keep reading and reach out to our firm as soon as possible to discuss your options if your loved one has faced hospital elder abuse.

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

It is painful for anyone to imagine their loved one being harmed in a hospital, however, it is important to understand the different signs that can indicate this so that you can take action and put a stop to it. You should lookout for the following:

  • Dehydration/malnutrition
  • Significant and sudden weight loss
  • Infections
  • Wandering or elopement
  • Falls and fractures
  • 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 critical that action is taken as soon as possible to prevent any further harm to your loved one. In many instances, a person’s loved one’s life can be put in jeopardy. No matter what you are facing, our firm is on your side and is prepared to help you and your family.

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

In the state of California, if someone wants to file an elder abuse claim, they are directed to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. In most instances, the statute of limitations for elder abuse claims in California is two years. Failing to do so longer than two years will most likely lose a person’s right to pursue legal action. That is why if you are in this unfortunate situation, a California elder abuse at our firm help you begin 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. Just pick up the phone and give us a call today or you can visit our website. Our firm is here for 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. 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.