Tag Archives: Elder Abuse

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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Elder Abuse Trials: The Witnesses

There are all kinds of witnesses who might get called by a skilled Orange County personal injury to testify at an elder abuse trial. One of the witnesses may be a liability expert who will be called to give evidence with regard to the standard of care and the procedures and policies that should be adhered to by nursing homes in order to comply with applicable legal standards of...
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Elder Abuse Forensic Center Aids California Seniors

Southern California seniors face some scary issues. According to California’s Adult Protective Services department, elder abuse cases range in the hundreds each month across the state. However, the elderly have advocates in a group called the Elder Abuse Forensic Center. The Elder Abuse Forensic Center was founded in 2003 and continues to work for the rights of the elderly. It investigates all kinds of abuse of seniors, including financial...
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Elder Abuse Help for 2011 in CA

New legislation promises to help people in California and other states by funding efforts to prevent elder abuse and other unfortunate situations for America’s seniors. A January 2011 story from New American Media introduces the Elder Justice Act and the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act as new bills that will help the federal government give states like California millions of dollars in funding for making sure that seniors...
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California Department of Justice Reveals Facts on Elder Abuse

Many individuals and families know to look for signs of elder abuse in order to protect their most senior members, but according to California agencies, there’s still a disturbingly high rate of elder abuse in the state. A new guideline from the California Department of Justice (CDJ), in coordination with the AARP, shows over 200,000 cases of elder abuse annually in California. According to the CDJ, there are some...
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Neglect and Abuse of the Elderly in Southern California

Often times, elderly victims in cases of abuse or neglect do not know to whom they should turn or what, if any, legal action they can take. Recently, Southern California has seen a rise in the number of court cases that deal with nursing home and elderly abuse. Abuse and negligence involving the elderly can come in many different forms. Incidents at nursing and funeral homes have defrauded these...
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A New Focus on Elder Abuse in the Health Bill

Buried in the details of the recent health care legislation passed by Congress is nearly $800 million, which is slated to be spent over the next four years to prevent elder abuse and prosecute offenders. Our California elder abuse attorneys are happy that the funding has been passed, but are not pleased that it has taken more than 30 years for the money to be allocated. Orange County elder...
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Riverside Funeral Home Owner Convicted of Funeral Home Abuse

A Riverside County funeral home owner was convicted recently of six counts of grand theft and financial elder abuse for defrauding elderly customers in scams involving pre-paid funerals. The 58-year-old woman faces up to six years in state prison for financial funeral home abuse of at least 20 customers of Valley Funeral Home. Investigators say that the woman took $20,000 from each victim for pre-paid funeral arrangements between 1998...
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Serious Elder Abuse Found at Two California Nursing Homes

Two serious elder abuse cases in Bay Area nursing homes highlight the many different abuses inflicted upon seniors across the country by those entrusted to care for them. One of the incidents of elder abuse involved a 32-year-old San Francisco man who smothered an 87-year-old nursing home resident with a pillow in front of other nursing home staff and residents. The woman died in the incident and the attacker,...
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