Elder Abuse Litigation

Nursing Home Neglect Results in Many Legal Cases

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Elderly people often completely depend on their caregivers for daily necessities. Many of them are even bedridden and left completely in the hands of someone else. In some cases, this results in elder neglect. “Elder neglect, failure to fulfill a caretaking obligation, constitutes more than half of all reported cases of elder abuse. It can […]

Male Nurse Neglects Stroke Victim

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A San Diego nurse has been accused of neglect, among other things, in a case that went to court the week of February 25, 2014. The male nurse, who was responsible for caring for a 99 year old stroke victim at a nursing home neglected the patient in order to engage in adult activities with […]

Unfair Business Practices

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In addition to the statutorily mandated protections under EADACPA, a variety of California statutory schemes can be used to protect the interests of elders. They include the Unfair Competition Law, consumer warranty statutes, a list of unlawful practices, remedies under CC §3345, remedies against an agent abusing a durable power of attorney, provisions on abuse […]

Financial Abuse

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Elderly and dependent adults are vulnerable for many reasons. The impact of the aging process itself, the onset of illness, and extreme loneliness are common factors present in this population, rendering elders vulnerable to victimization. The perpetrators may include their own financial management surrogates (such as agents under durable powers of attorney, conservators, and representative […]

Residential Care Facilities

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Residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) are an intermediate step between independent living and nursing homes. A “residential care facility for the elderly” is defined as a housing arrangement chosen voluntarily by persons 60 years of age or over, or their authorized representatives, in which varying levels of care and supervision, protective supervision, or […]

Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and intermediate care facilities are types of health facilities. California law defines a SNF as one that serves patients who need skilled nursing care on an extended basis. The elderly in SNFs are among the most vulnerable members of our society and often have a particular need for legal assistance. They […]