What Should I Do if My Loved One Has Faced Home Health Agency Abuse?

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If you have suspicions that your loved one is facing home health agency abuse, do not wait to take action to protect your loved one’s well-being. Give our firm a call today to speak with a skilled California home health agency abuse lawyer. We are on your side no matter what you are facing.

What are the signs of home health agency elder abuse?

It is unfortunate that many individuals face home health agency abuse daily. This unacceptable behavior can be realized from a lot of different elements, and in some cases, elderly patients will withhold from recounting the acts of abuse out of reluctance. As a result, it is essential to have your eyes peeled for the most distinctive signs of abuse. Some of the most common signs of abuse that our firm has seen include the following:

  • Sudden changes in the person’s behavior
  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • Cash or other possessions from the home going missing
  • Signs of fear around certain aids/nurses
  • Falls

What should I do if I suspect this is happening to my loved one?

If there are one incident or multiple incidents of home health agency abuse, it is essential that you report them right away to either law enforcement or the California Department of Public Health. By doing this, you can help ensure the elderly person receives the medical care and safe conditions he or she needs. It is important to recognize that a plaintiff can only successfully sue a home health agency if he or she can prove that the incident(s) of abuse really occurred. The best way a plaintiff can achieve this is by capturing pictures and videos, or by supplying medical documentation consistent with an allegation of abuse or neglect. Give our firm a call today to discuss the details of your case and your options. We are here to help ensure your loved one is protected.

What is the deadline for elder abuse claims?

Keep in mind that in the state of California, there is a time limit on elder abuse claims. This time limit is generally two years. This suggests that a plaintiff will only have two years from the date the incident of abuse happened to seek legal action against the party accountable.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to talk about your options if you or a loved one has faced examples of home health agency abuse. Our legal team has the experience and knowledge needed to make sure that you meet all of your claim’s deadlines. We are on your side.

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.