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Category: Elder Physical Abuse

Marin County Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Attorneys: Dangers Of Elopement (Wandering) By Dementia Patients

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER High Level Of Supervision Required For Dementia Patients Liability For Failure To Monitor Injuries And Death Resulting From Wandering A very dangerous, and sadly common, behavior pattern of Alzheimer sufferers and persons with other forms of dementia is wandering away, also known as elopement.  Older sufferers still living […]

Orange County Elder Abuse Attorney: Former Caregiver Pleads Guilty To Financial Elder Abuse And Sex Crimes

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Pleads Guilty To 11 Felonies Surveillance Camera Catches Alleged Theft Of Cash Victims In Assisted Care Facility Whether living at home under the care of an in-home caregiver or living in an assisted care facility or skilled nursing facility, older persons are at risk of abuse and […]

San Francisco Elder And Dependent Adult Abuse Attorney: Sexually Abused Psychiatric Patients Entitled To $6.75 Million In Non-Economic Damages

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Does Not Apply Elders And Dependent Adults Entitled To Full Non-Economic Damages Two Former Patients Suffered Sexual Abuse By Hospital Employee Elders and dependent adults living in nursing homes or other care facilities are at risk of rape and other sexual abuse by employees.  […]

San Francisco Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Abuse Of Elderly Dementia Patients Caught On Camera

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Two Dementia Patients Injured By Assault Aide Seen Pushing Two Patients To The Ground On Surveillance Footage Charges Of Felony Elder Abuse California requires special qualifications for facilities taking care of dementia sufferers.  See, e.g., Cal. Code of Regulations § 87705 et seq.  Despite the regulations, some care […]

Napa County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Surveillance Camera Captures Abuse Of Elderly Dementia Patients

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Aide Arrested For Abuse Of Two Dementia Patients  Camera Catches Aide Pushing Two Patients To The Ground Aide Charged With Two Felony Charges Of Elder Abuse Nearly 50% of elders with dementia experience abuse or neglect according to reports. Many dementia sufferers and Alzheimer’s disease patients reside in […]

Alameda County Nursing Home Abuse Law Attorney: Caregiver Charged With Sexual Assault of 81-Year-Old Dementia Victim

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Police Use DNA Evidence To Identify Suspect Victim Has No Memory Of Anything Another Employee Reports Suspicions Nursing home residents are at risk of all varieties of elder abuse including sexual assault and rape. Statistics show that 20,000 incidents of sexual abuse, assault and rape in nursing homes […]

Orange County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Neglected Pressure Wounds (Bed Sores) Can Lead To Death

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Mortality Rates From Pressure Wounds Rising  Neglect, Negligence And Abandonment Of Patients Elderly At Heightened Risk Each year, approximately 60,000 people die of complications of pressure wounds or ulcers, also known as bed sores.  According to medical studies, individuals with pressure ulcers have a 4.5-times greater risk of […]

Santa Cruz County Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Arrested For Alleged Morphine Overdose Of Hospice Patient

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Hospice Caregiver Arrested Allegedly Administered Medications Without License Victim Died From Toxic Effects Of Morphine Seniors under the care of in-home caregivers, or in nursing homes or under hospice care are are all vulnerable to the risk of elder physical abuse and neglect. Hospice patients are particularly vulnerable […]

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