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Category: Hospice Neglect

California Elder Abuse Attorney: Importance Of Post-Mortem Toxicology Reports In Elder Abuse Cases

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Determining Concentration Of Drugs Or Poison Drug-Induced Deaths Deaths From Toxic Effects Of Morphine And Other Potent Drugs Morphine, fentanyl, lorazepam, oxycodone, and other powerful pain relief drugs and anti-psychotics are often prescribed for elders nearing the end of life. In practically all cases, these powerful drugs are […]

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 […]

Marin Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Arrested For Abandoning 92-Year-Old Hospice Patient

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Charged With Elder Abuse/Neglect Police Say Caregiver Abandoned 92-Year Old Caregiver Allegedly Stole Car After Abandoning Victim  Physical abuse and neglect of elders, including when a caregiver abandons an elder or dependent adult, are crimes. Cal. Penal Code § 368.  The California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult […]

San Mateo County Elder Abuse Attorney: Hospice Patients’ Rights And Recourse For Neglect Or Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Hospice Patient Rights Examples Of Neglect Of Hospice Patients Checking The Track Record Of Hospice Agencies  Medicare patients who elect hospice care are an especially vulnerable population. They have the right to be free from abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation of patient property. When hospices cause harm or […]

San Francisco and California Elder Abuse Attorney: Family Recourse For Neglect Of Hospice Patients

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Neglect And Reckless Care Of Hospice Patient Infections And Untreated Injuries Lead To Death Patient Succumbs To Sepsis and Gangrene Elder abuse is not confined to assisted living facilities and nursing homes or abuse and neglect by in-home caregivers. Hospice programs throughout California and the U.S. have also […]

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