Elder Abuse Allegations After Neglect Led To Death
Elder abuse is a problem steadily growing in our country and local San Mateo community. Each year, countless elders are victims of abuse, whether it be financial, physical, sexual, emotional, or another type of abuse. Any kind of abuse leads to suffering for the senior and their families and loved ones as well. We at Evans Law Firm have years of experience with physical elder abuse, financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse and investment and securities fraud and abuse. We handle cases throughout the State of California. If you or someone you know is a victim of elder abuse in California, call Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at (415)441-8669 for a free consultation.
Situation at Hand
A recent case exposed a hospital for alleged neglect that led to an 87-year-old man’s death in 2016. According to allegations in the case, the elder was admitted to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack. He reportedly had other complications as well. The man fell in the hospital, according to the family, and died three days later. The cause of death was reported to be pneumonia, which the hospital had allegedly screened for on admission and disregarded. The family has now sued the hospital and its parent company, claiming that the hospital’s neglect led to the man’s death.
At The End Of The Day…
We will be on the lookout to see how this lawsuit pans out. These types of actions can sometimes reveal a broken system, and reporting this type of behavior and abuse leads to helpful reform and could save elders’ lives in the future. At Evans Law Firm, we understand just how serious and important these issues can be, and we are here to help. While you should always report any physical or financial elder abuse to the authorities, it is important also that you pursue all remedies available under the law for redress. California leads the nation in its elder abuse laws and we at Evans Law Firm have vast experience representing clients pursuing all available remedies under those laws.
If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in San Mateo County, or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. 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.