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Category: Physical Elder 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sonoma County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Arrested For Stealing From 89-Year-Old Victim

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Unlicensed Caregiver Hired Off Craigslist Unauthorized Checks, ATM Withdrawals And Theft From Safe  Caregiver Allegedly Abused Victim Emotionally Too Half of all elder abuse in this country is committed by strangers who come into a senior’s life as caregivers, workmen, or in other capacities.  Elderly persons under the […]

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 […]

Sonoma County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Risks Of Overmedication Of Seniors In Nursing Homes

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Use Of Sedatives As Chemical Restraints Dangers To Seniors Of Psychotropic Drugs Recourse For Abuse Or Neglect Overmedication occurs when an elderly patient is given excessive amounts of a medication or unnecessary medications. Overmedication can happen by mistake or can be intentionally done. If a patient is overmedicated […]

California and Santa Clara County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Sexual Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Nursing Home Director Charged  Allegedly Failed To Report Sexual Abuse Two Residents Reportedly Assaulted By Same Aide Intentional abuse in the form of sexual assault and rape or physical abuse and restraint is an increasing danger for nursing home residents.  While all nursing home residents are at risk, […]

Orange County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Abuse And Neglect In For-Profit Nursing Home Chains

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Alarming Spike In Abuse And Neglect Cases  Profit Motive Leads To Understaffing And Other Dangers Protecting Your Loved Ones In Homes Increasingly skilled nursing facilities in the State of California are run as for-profit businesses. Of the 1200 skilled nursing facilities (commonly, nursing homes) in the State, approximately […]

Santa Clara County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Using Surveillance Cameras To Protect Nursing Home Residents

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Watching Over The Vulnerable Who Cannot Advocate For Themselves  Neglect, Abuse And Falsified Records Caught On Film Arrests Based on Camera Footage More than 400,000 Californians are cared for in approximately 1230 licensed long-term care facilities in the State of California.  Two thirds of those residents rely on […]

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