California Elder Neglect Attorneys
Neglect: A Common & Dangerous Problem for the Elderly
As people age, the need for help to manage even the most simple day-to-day
activities increases. Some elderly persons become too ill or frail to
survive on their own and need to either live in a facility or have a caregiver
provide these services in the home, or a family member may be providing
care. Whatever the situation, we put our faith and trust in these caregivers,
and expect that the correct actions will be taken to provide adequate
medical, physical and emotional support. When they fall short, and neglect
results in harm, you should contact a California elder neglect attorney.
Our firm, Martinian & Associates INC., has many years of experience
helping people who have suffered an injury, illness, medical condition
through an act of negligence, including the elderly who have been the
victims of neglect. We work hard to see that justice is carried out and
that the neglected person and/or the family is compensated fairly for
this terrible act.
Neglect of an elderly person can take on many forms, whether it occurs
at home, a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Those who are
bedridden or must sit in chairs for long periods can suffer from bedsores
when they are not repositioned as required, a task they are unable to
perform without help.
Other common forms of neglect include:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Medication errors
- Over-medication (to keep the person "quiet")
- Untreated infections (leading to life-threatening complications)
- Being left alone for long periods (leading to depression and loneliness)
Caregivers are entrusted to take care of the elderly, and when they become
negligent in these duties, it's time a legal professional stepped in.
Get Legal Help for a Case of Elder Neglect in California
When a caregiver's neglect of an elderly person results in physical
or mental harm or death, you must contact our firm as soon as possible.
Experience in this area of the law has allowed us to achieve justice in
these tragic cases, and we would like to hear from you about what occurred
and advise you how to proceed with legal action. We work diligently to
protect the victim's rights and hold those responsible accountable.