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Sep 10, 2020 by |

Alameda County and California Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys: Holding Owners Responsible For Elder Abuse In Facilities

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 Holding Facility Owners Responsible

Torture And Murder Of Elderly Resident

Civil Lawsuits Against Those Responsible

Patients in nursing homes and assisted care facilities are at risk of intentional abuse, neglect, negligence, or abandonment by aides, staff and owners in the very facilities where families expect their loved ones to be safe and cared for. When patients are abused, the Alameda County elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. believe that facilities, owners, administrators and staff should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you or someone you know is suffering elder abuse in a nursing home, assisted care facility or at home by a caregiver in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.

In one recent case*, the family of an 87-year-old deceased former resident have sued the facility’s owners, alleging elder abuse, negligence and wrongful death of the patient. The lawsuit alleges that the facility and its owners engaged in elder abuse, neglect, intentional misrepresentation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death and negligent hiring, supervision and retention, among other complaints. The lawsuit was brought by the children of the elderly resident, who was murdered and placed in a trash can outside the home last year. Authorities arrested his caregiver on charges of torture and murder. The civil lawsuit also accuses the owners of underfunding and understaffing the facility.

Authorities reported numerous citations against the facility going back to 2015. Before admitting any loved one to any facility make sure the facility is licensed to provide the care your loved one needs. The California Department of Public health maintains a database on the more than 10,000 registered healthcare facilities in California which you can access at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/CalHealthFind/pages/home.aspx. There, you can look up the license of any registered healthcare facility, the identity of the facility’s owner and the history of complaints, citations, and other state enforcement actions against the facility for improper care or other misconduct or statutory violations.

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If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of abuse or neglect from a caregiver or while residing in a nursing home or other care facility in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other nursing home abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

*Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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