California elder abuse lawyers are glad to note that families will soon no longer need to worry about placing their loved ones in assisted living facilities or nursing homes due to lack of liability insurance. On August 15, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1523, now known officially as, “Chapter 205, Statues of 2014.” All assisted living facilities and nursing homes in California who want to be licensed are now required to carry liability insurance with minimum limits of $1 million or $3 million by July 1, 2015. This law comes into effect January 1, 2015, just a few short months away. Elder abuse in assisted living facilities and nursing homes is more prevalent and widespread than California elder abuse lawyers would like. This new law will hopefully lessen the risk of elder abuse to residents. There are over 185,000 elders living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes who will benefit from this new law that increases protections against elder abuse in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Even with this additional protection for elders, California elder abuse lawyers still suggest remaining active in loved ones lives to prevent elder abuse.
If you or a loved one is suffering from elder abuse, contact The Evans Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation with one of our elder abuse lawyers by phone at 415-441-8669 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Evans Law Firm handles physical and financial elder abuse cases, personal injury, insurance fraud, bank fraud, consumer class action fraud, and whistleblower claims.