What You Need to Know About Hospital Elder Abuse Cases in California

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There are few things worse than discovering a loved one is a victim of hospital elder abuse. In most cases, when 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 notoriously complex, which is why anyone facing an issue of hospital elder abuse should not proceed without the assistance of a competent California elder abuse lawyer who can effectively guide them through each step of the process. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about hospital elder abuse cases and how our firm can help if you are facing one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common signs of hospital elder abuse?

Though no one ever wants to imagine that their loved one is being harmed in a hospital, it is critical that someone keeps an eye out for the following potential signs of abuse:

  • Wandering or elopement
  • Dehydration/malnutrition
  • Significant and sudden weight loss
  • Infections
  • Falls and fractures
  • Bedsores
  • Bruises or cuts
  • Overmedicating patients, or prescribing the wrong medication altogether

Anyone who notices any of the aforementioned signs should ensure that they take action as quickly as possible. In many cases, their loved one’s life may be on the line. No matter your situation, our firm is here to offer you the competent legal guidance you need.

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

Here in the state of California, if someone wishes to file an elder abuse claim, they are required to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for elder abuse claims in California is two years. Waiting longer than two years will most likely relinquish a person’s right to sue. A California elder abuse lawyer right here at our firm is prepared to help you today. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call or contact us online.

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.