Memory Care Facility Abuse Cases in CA | What You Should Know

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As you may know, cases involving memory care facility abuse are incredibly complex and often require the attention of an experienced and dedicated California elder abuse lawyer. Our firm has helped countless clients through each step of the claims process over the years, and we are prepared to effectively do the same for you. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about memory case facility abuse cases in California and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are common signs of memory care facility abuse?

Unfortunately, very many people are victims of memory care facility abuse each and every year. These cases are notoriously complex and require a significant amount of proof to win. Some of the most common signs of memory care facility abuse that you should look out for are as follows:

  • Wandering
  • Bedsores
  • Unexplained falls
  • Cuts or bruises
  • Missing cash or other possessions
  • Complaints of hunger or thirst
  • Physical altercations with other residents or staff
  • Certain significant and sudden personality changes

Though no one wants to actively look out for such horrible symptoms of abuse or neglect, the truth is, doing so may save a person’s life. This is why it is critical that each incident of memory care facility abuse is promptly documented and reported to the Department of Social Services or local law enforcement.

How long do I have to file a claim after an incident of memory care facility abuse in California?

When someone is harmed as a result of a negligent or abusive memory care facility, it is paramount that the incident is reported as quickly as possible. The statute of limitations for elder abuse claims in the state of California is, typically, two years, which means that in most cases, the claim must be filed within two years of the date of the incident. Waiting longer than two years will typically result in the dismissal of the case. If you require the assistance of a competent California elder abuse lawyer, you’ve come to the right place. We are ready to help–all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

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.