Abuse/Neglect Attorney

3 Common Myths About Elder Abuse

Most people think that only people living in substandard nursing homes are subject to elder abuse. It is also common belief that most abusers of the elderly are strangers, not family members. These are two of the most common myths surrounding elder abuse. In reality, most abused elderly individuals suffer harm at the hands of those closest to them, including relatives, caregivers and other individuals they trust. Moreover, most...
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How to Hire Right Elder Abuse Attorney

Making the decision to put an elderly loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home is not an easy one. For some older people, this may not be a choice, but rather a lifestyle. Regardless of why your elderly loved one is in a nursing home, security should be your primary concern. At an advanced age, people tend to be more gullible and easily fall for those...
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Common Nursing Home Neglect Injuries

As the large numbers of baby boomers begin to grow older, nursing home facilities begin to get fuller. This means nursing home injuries are also becoming more and more common. Some nursing home abuse or neglect cases arise as a result of the resident’s age and condition. However, in most cases, the reason is the predictable result of business decisions made by for-profit corporations that make millions of dollars...
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Understanding Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder abuse is a common problem seen in homes and care giving facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Elder abuse can take different forms such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and exploitation, emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment by the caregivers, as well as healthcare fraud and abuse. Since older people are vulnerable, they easily become victims of abuse and neglect. Elder abuse can be ugly and...
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Coroner Accidentally Cremated Wrong Person With Similar Name

When we lose a loved one, we expect their remains to be handled with care and dignity. This was not the case of a 26-year-old man whose remains were mistakenly cremated by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The remains were confused with those of another man with the same name. In these cases, the family members of the deceased may have certain legal rights. As such, you should...
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Different Types of Elder Abuse & Their Warning Signs

Abuse of the elderly can take a variety of different forms. Some types of elder abuse involve intimidation or threats against the elderly, some involve neglect, and others involve financial scams and exploitation. Sometimes abuse of elders comes at the hands of their own family members, and other times the abuse comes at the hands of nursing home facilities or paid caregivers. Categories of elder abuse also include involuntary...
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The Expensive Price Tag For Missing Warnings of Teacher Abuse

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest school system, has been plagued in recent years by a series of lawsuits for missing indications of teacher misconduct. In some cases, this even includes continuing to employ teachers and staff who were under a cloud, or ignored or overlooked direct complaints of abuse and/or sexual assault. This has resulted in massive payouts surpassing $300 million in just the...
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California Nursing Home Fined & Penalized for Abusing Patients

Nursing homes are supposed to care for their patients, not abuse them. While not all nursing homes are abusive, some are and the patients end up paying for it. This was a case for seriously ill patients in a nursing home in Modesto who were not given their medications. The nursing home was penalized by the health department for failing to administer these innocent patients with their medications. According...
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Nursing Home Abuse: Wrong Medication or Wrong Dosage of Medication

There are many things that accompany old age, and the increase in the numbers of medication is no exception. In fact, the majority of health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure and stroke, occur in elderly citizens, requiring them to take numerous medications. As such, properly managing medications in the elderly is an important task that should be a high priority in nursing homes. While well-run nursing...
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