What You Need to Know About Elder Neglect Cases in California

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Cases of elder neglect are troublesome, to say the least. Though neglect doesn’t go as far as abuse, in that abuse is the intentional mistreatment of patients, and neglect is simply failing to observe their duties towards their patients, resulting in harm to the patients. Unfortunately, the harm caused by neglect can be just as serious as the harm caused by abuse, even if it is not intentional. For this reason, incidents of elder neglect must always be handled with the help of a competent attorney. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced California elder neglect lawyer to learn more about these cases and how our firm can assist you through each step of the legal process ahead. Remember, we are on your side, and we will be, every step of the way. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common signs of elder neglect to look out for?

Elder neglect is not always apparent, and often, it can be even harder to spot than cases of elder abuse. However, there are various potential signs of neglect that everyone should look out for. Some of the most common signs of neglect can include bruises, cuts, or broken bones due to falls or the lack of supervision or care. Additionally, unsafe or unsanitary living conditions, bedsores, and more may also indicate the presence of negligence.

What happens when an incident of elder neglect or abuse occurs?

Typically, when an incident of neglect or abuse occurs, it will be reported either to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISISline, the local police department, or the California Department of Social Services. This can have significant repercussions if it is deemed that the healthcare provider was negligent. Anyone facing an issue of neglect shouldn’t proceed without an aggressive and knowledgeable legal team on their side. If you are facing such an incident, our firm is here to help. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.

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.