Many elders with dementia or other mental impairments reside in memory care facilities. Claims of abuse or neglect in these settings are not unusual. If you have a case involving a claim of elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect, you should speak with an experienced California memory care facility abuse lawyer at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP today. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.
California Memory Care Facility Abuse Lawyer
Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, our experienced trial attorneys have decades of experience handling elder and dependent adult abuse cases. We are on your side, and we will fight for the outcome you deserve.
Signs of Abuse
Some of the most common signs of abuse in a memory care facility are:
- Wandering or elopement
- Physical altercations with other residents
- Complaints of hunger or thirst
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Unexplained cuts or bruises
- Showing signs of fear around certain staff members
- Missing possessions
If someone is abused or neglected in a memory care facility, it is critical that the incident is documented and reported to the appropriate agencies, including the Department of Social Services or local law enforcement.
Statute of Limitations
As you may know, every legal claim must be brought within the state’s statute of limitations. In California, the statute of limitations for a claim of elder abuse is two years. Failing to file a lawsuit for elder abuse within the statute of limitations will most likely result in the dismissal of the case.
Contact a California Memory Care Facility Abuse Lawyer
Claims involving allegations of abuse in a memory care facility are extremely complex matters. They must be handled by a lawyer with extensive experience and knowledge. If you have a serious legal issue involving memory care facility abuse, contact a lawyer at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP today to schedule a consultation.