San Diego Elder Abuse & Nursing Home Injury Laws

California Elder Abuse & Nursing Home Neglect Laws

California Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse laws are aimed at adults of any age who are dependent on caregivers in acute care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and hospitals.

Laws apply to San Diego Nursing Homes & Acute Care Providers

California Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse laws aimed at nursing home and assisted care facilities whose neglect can cause serious harm and death to those relying upon and paying for care caused by a medical condition or simply old age.

San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Laws Protect Patients of All Ages

California enacted a very stringent law commonly referred to as Elder Abuse law, although one does not need to be “old” to have the law apply to their situation.

Our lawyers at Mitchell & Shea, APC have extensive experience in the field of elder abuse and nursing home neglect. We provide the weak and vulnerable with a voice against the corporate nursing homes that are quick to accept large sums of money from patients and their families and then fail to provide the quality of care promised.

Establishing Proof of Mistreatment or Fraud by Caregivers

We often are able to prove that the nursing home in question was more concerned with profits than with providing the proper staffing, supervision and care to its elderly patients. This attitude can result in serious understaffing, lack of qualified caregivers, and an unsafe environment for the residents. This is despicable conduct by these corporations because they have chosen to not provide the quality of care they market as a selling point to prospective residents.

Abuse May be Financial, Physical, Sexual or Neglectful in Nature

Three types of elder abuse or neglect of dependent adults form the basis of a lawsuit in California:

  • neglect
  • physical or sexual abuse
  • financial abuse

Common Signs of Possible Caregiver Abuse Issues

In a nursing home context, elder abuse or neglect often arises in the following circumstances:

  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnourishment
  • Falls resulting in serious injuries
  • Physical assault, like hitting or slapping
  • Sexual assault
  • Elder emotional abuse
  • General neglect

Ensuring Nursing Home Caregiver Accountability

If you or a loved one has experienced elder abuse or neglect in an assisted living facility or nursing home, we urge you to contact us immediately.