Holding Nursing Homes Responsible For Elder Abuse
At Stebner Gertler Guadagni & Kawamoto in San Francisco, California, we recognize that physical elder abuse or neglect can take many forms and occur anywhere. That is where we come in to aggressively advocate for the victims and their family members.
According to the American Psychological Association, for every physical elder abuse case reported, there are five unreported cases. You must hold the abusive or negligent party accountable. For help, contact us at 800-610-9641.
The Tragedy Of Physical Elder Abuse
The most common types of physical elder abuse take place in facilities that cater to the elderly and include cases where an elder or dependent adult is neglected, deprived of food or water, overmedicated, assaulted or restrained unnecessarily. A resident can suffer bedsores or a fall after wandering away from their room.
Promises And Bonds Of Trust Broken
Selecting an appropriate care facility can be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to face. You consider it a bond of trust. Neglect and abuse violate that trust when the inadequate care results from:
- Lack of financial resources
- Insufficient staffing levels and training
- Ignoring call lights
- Neglect that results in malnutrition or dehydration
The Need For An Experienced Elder Law Attorney
Whether the abuse was an isolated incident or a series of events that occurred over an extended period of time, you need the level of advocacy that the attorneys at Stebner Gertler Guadagni & Kawamoto provide. We recognize that it may be hard to believe that a friend or loved one has been a victim of physical abuse or neglect, but time is of the essence.