How to Report Hospice Abuse in California | What to Know

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The purpose of a hospice care provider is to ensure that their patients have the resources and care they need to be the most comfortable in their last stages of life. Unfortunately, there are instances where hospice abuse occurs. If your loved one is facing or has faced this horrible situation, reach out to our firm today and speak with a dedicated California hospice care abuse lawyer. Our legal team is on your side.

What are the most common signs of hospice abuse?

The most typical signs of hospice abuse include unexplained falls, unexplained bruises, complaints of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and more. The most common acts of medical negligence in hospices involve providing the wrong dose of medication, ignoring a patient’s needs, or administering the wrong medication. The best way to learn about if an act of abuse occurred is to document all signs of abuse and reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

How can I report hospice abuse in California?

If you feel that your loved one has been subjected to abuse, the first thing you should do is 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 case, it is critical that you include an abundance of evidence supporting your claim, that you provide evidence including pictures, videos, or medical documentation that will prove an act of abuse happened.

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

In the state of California, the statute of limitations for most elder abuse claims 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 seem like a long time, it is important to note that the sooner you take legal action, the better off you will be. To get started with this process, you should contact our firm to speak with an experienced California hospice care abuse lawyer who can assist you with your claim. Our firm is on your side and will work tirelessly to fight for you and your loved one’s behalf.

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.