Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we truly care about each of our clients, and when you trust us to fight for you, you can feel confident, knowing you have a seasoned California elder neglect lawyer on your side. Our trial attorneys have handled elder abuse claims in California for over 30 years, and we are ready to effectively handle yours as well. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.
California Elder Neglect Lawyer
Elder neglect is a complicated issue, which is why it is always best to proceed with an experienced Ventura County elder abuse lawyer on your side. Our legal team is prepared to fight for you through every step of the process ahead.
Signs of Elder Neglect
There are many ways in which staff or management at an elder care facility, such as a nursing home, may behave negligently. In most cases, negligence does not involve intent or maliciousness, however, the act of neglect, nonetheless, typically harms the patient and causes him or her to sustain significant damages.
For example, forgetting to roll someone over or sit someone up for an extended period of time may result in serious injury. Additionally, failing to hire responsible or qualified employees can also lead to injury, and may be considered an act of negligence. Failing to supervise patients or to provide them with the necessary medical treatment may also count as negligence, or even malpractice.
Some of the most common signs of abuse or neglect to look out for are as follows:
- Broken bones
- Inadequate supervision, allowing wandering
- Unsafe/unsanitary living conditions
Reporting Elder Neglect or Abuse
You can report an incident of elder abuse that occurred at a care facility either with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISISline at 1-800-231-4024, or your local police department. You may also contact the California Department of Social Services at 1-844-538-8766. Additionally, if you suspect that the act of negligence has placed the elderly person in immediate danger, you should call your local police department to the scene. It is also best to document the incident of neglect in every way possible. This can include taking pictures or videos, notifying the facility’s management, obtaining witness statements, and more.
Contact a California Elder Neglect Lawyer
No one should have to face a case of elder neglect on their own. Our legal team has over 30 years of experience representing clients just like you, and we are ready to fight for you as well. Contact Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP today to schedule your initial consultation with our knowledgeable legal team.