Abuse and neglect of vulnerable senior citizens living in nursing homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities is a growing problem in California and nationwide, as large parent companies seeking to cut costs under-staff their facilities and rely on unqualified personnel to perform medical and care giving services.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, our trial attorneys represent seniors and their family members in abuse and neglect cases involving unnecessary pain and suffering, severe bruising, falls and broken bones, bed sores and untreated infections leading to amputations, malnutrition, dehydration, and wrongful death due to negligent supervision and lack of qualified caregivers.
Throughout our personal injury practice, we choose our cases carefully, and we devote our full personal attention, the strength of our experience, and our firm's resources to each one. In elder abuse cases, we involve medical and nursing experts to help us prepare our cases for presentation to a jury, and we systematically investigate and document the causes of injuries and deaths.
While no amount of money can compensate for injury to or the loss of a loved one under abusive or neglectful circumstances, damage awards against nursing home parent companies provide powerful financial incentives for significant improvements in staffing and care. We are especially proud of our successful cases that also result in improved conditions in nursing homes.
If you know or suspect that an elder family member is receiving substandard care or is being abused in a nursing home or long-term care facility, please contact our law offices today for skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel.
Below is a list of some cases we have settled in the area of elder abuse:
$300,000 Mediated settlement for death due to inoperable subdural hematoma which was the result of a fall.
$375,000 Settlement in elder abuse case due to reckless neglect in resulting in fall.
$250,000 Settlement in elder abuse/neglect case from blunt force injuries.
$218,500 Mediated Settlement In Wrongful Death Dependant Adult Neglect Case.
$200,000 Mediated Settlement - Our Clients Vs Confidential Skilled Nursing Facility.