San Francisco Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving California Clients
California provides for extensive protection of dependent adults and the elderly through its Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA). Nursing homes and other dependent care facilities, along with their employees, can be held responsible for any neglect or active abuse that occurs. The Act is quite complex; it takes a skilled California nursing home liability lawyer and physician to truly understand it.
Attorney Gerald Sugarman of The Law offices of Gerald Sugarman, MD, JD, is prepared to put his medical and legal degrees to work for you and your family in nursing home liability cases.
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Defining Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect
According to the Act, elder abuse can occur through many forms, including:
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
Neglect can come in many forms and can occur at the hands of a nursing home or dependent care facility or any one of their agents:
- Failure to hire adequate staff to properly supervise the resident
- Failure to properly train staff on how to supervise residents
- Failure to install alarms or other safety devices to prevent wandering
If you think your loved one has fallen victim to abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing care facility, immediately contact an experienced attorney. If you are not sure, look for certain signs of improper dependent adult or elder care such as:
- Weight loss
- Sleep disturbance
- Getting lost (wandering or elopement)
- Injuries as a result of falling
- Other physical injuries, such as pressure sores or internal bleeding
Helping You Hold the Responsible Parties Liable for Their Actions or Neglect
If you are a spouse, child or other immediate relative, or if you are a guardian or conservator over the elder or dependent adult, you can bring a nursing home liability claim for elder abuse or neglect. Dr. Sugarman has extensive medical and legal experience that he can use to help you seek justice for the mistreatment of your loved one. Please note, we only take on substantial injury cases that result in permanent injury. The statutes of limitations for these kinds of lawsuits are one year from the date of the incident for victims of nursing home abuse.
We Charge No Attorney Fee Unless We Win for You
Call 805-473-4739 or 800-657-1165 or e-mail us to schedule your free initial consultation. We want to help you.