- June 20, 2011
- In abuse/neglect Attorney
Nursing home neglect and abuse cases fall generally into a few different categories, including medical malpractice, willful misconduct, neglect, and pressure sores. Each of these different types of cases has different considerations, and how your Orange County nursing home attorney approaches your case depends in large part on the type of abuse or neglect that is alleged. Here are some of the different types of cases nursing home attorneys encounter, and what issues they must consider for each.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Some injuries, though they take place in nursing homes, fall more accurately under the category of “medical malpractice” or “professional negligence” rather than nursing home neglect or abuse. If your case involves medical malpractice issues, your Orange County nursing home attorney will need to take into consideration the federal and state laws relevant to medical malpractice claims, which may set statutes of limitations, notice requirements, and filing deadlines that are different than those for normal nursing home abuse or neglect.
Elder Abuse Act Cases
California has a special law intended to protect elderly people from abuse and neglect. Its full name is the “Elder Abuse and Dependent Adults Civil Protection Act,” but it is commonly referred to as the “Elder Abuse Act.” As with medical malpractice cases, Elder Abuse Act cases have their own standards for what constitutes abuse and neglect, what needs to be proven, and what damages are available.
An Orange County Nursing Home Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Please call Orange County nursing home attorney Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084 for a free case evaluation.