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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.

Contact us today and schedule a free case evaluation to find out more about taking legal action in a case of elder neglect.

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