Elder abuse typically refers to the knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a custodial care provider, caregiver, or any other person that causes harm to a vulnerable adult. In California, anyone aged 65 and older is protected by the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. The laws are designed to help prevent neglect and abuse to California seniors. It is unfortunate that these laws alone are not always enough to protect our elders while they are in a long term care facility such as a California nursing home.
Elder abuse in California can take many forms including physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, neglect, and a form of abuse known as chemical restraint (over-drugging). These forms of abuse may result in pain, suffering, and even death of elders. That’s why it is so important to talk with a nursing home abuse attorney if you believe that an elder is being abused or neglected while in a California nursing home.
Nursing home abuse cases in California may be very complex. However, this should not deter you from speaking with a California elder abuse attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse cases. All consultations at Walton Law, APC are free of charge. During that time, we will sit down with you and discuss your concerns, your suspicions, and your fears in regards to filing a lawsuit against a California nursing home. We will answer any and all of your questions in regards to nursing home abuse in California.
During this consultation we will also explain the litigation process. In very simple terms, the process will involve preparing and filing of all documentation for the claim of elder abuse. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the claim (to include interviewing witnesses, gathering of medical records, and much more). We will reach out to the California nursing home in question, analyze similar cases of elder abuse in California, and serve as your advocate as you seek justice for an loved one.
If you decide to file a claim against a California nursing home you can expect that Walton Law, APC will provide experienced, expert representation. Our track record and our peer recognition serve as testimony to the fact that we are passionate about fighting for the rights of elders abused while residing in a California nursing home.
Remember that at Walton Law, APC, nursing home abuse cases are handled on a contingency basis. We do not collect any money from you, until we have resolved your claim. In short, you have nothing to lose by scheduling a free consultation with one of our San Diego, California based nursing home abuse attorneys today.
Christopher C. Walton is a San Diego, California elder abuse attorney whose practice is dedicated to issues involving elder abuse & neglect. If you believe somebody you know has been subjected to abuse while as a resident of a nursing home, contact (866) 338-7079 for a free and confidential consultation.