Stricter Investigation Rules for Victims
Nursing home abuse is a real problem in California and the California Legislature is doing something about it. Effective July 1, 2018, California law requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to complete investigations of nursing home complaints within 60 days of receipt. The Legislature established the new deadline because it found DPH failed to conduct timely investigations. Official investigation of nursing home abuse is critical but if you or a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse you should also contact counsel right away.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. understand what can go horribly wrong when a nursing home resident is abandoned, neglected or abused and agree that DPH investigations of any such abuse must be prompt. If you or someone you know is suffering from nursing home abuse here in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, call the nursing home abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.
Our attorneys know the extent of nursing home obligations, federal and State regulations regarding patients’ rights and nursing home responsibilities, and the standard of care required of nursing homes and personnel. Our lawyers know how to investigate claims of abuse and can analyze a home’s policies and procedures and investigation results to determine what went wrong and who at the nursing home was responsible. Our litigators will pursue all remedies available to victims. Those remedies include economic damages and damages for pain and suffering, extra damages in certain circumstances, and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs to the victim. California leads the nation in remedies for elder abuse and our attorneys know how best to pursue those remedies through litigation.
If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of nursing home abuse in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid Evans and the other nursing home abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</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.