Elder abuse and neglect has become widespread and is a growing epidemic. It is a serious problem affecting thousands of elderly who are dependent on others for care. Elder Abuse Law in California largely focuses on the “Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA)”. Abuse under an EADACPA claim in a civil action includes “physical abuse, neglect, fiduciary abuse, abandonment, isolation or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering, the deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services which are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering.”
Nursing home negligence can result in nursing home deaths, falls resulting in broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration, ulcers and residents wandering off the nursing home premises and injuring themselves.
If a nursing home fails to administer care in a professional and compassionate manner, and you or your loved one has suffered from inadequate care, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to thoroughly understand the warning signs of potential nursing home negligence.
“For information on Elder Abuse/Nursing Home Law, please visit the topics below. In addition, our Frequently Asked Questions on Elder Abuse/Nursing Home Law has further information that may be helpful to you.
- Nursing Home Patients’ Legal Rights
- Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
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