Elder Abuse

Protect Your Loved Ones From Elder Abuse

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 understaff their facilities and rely on unqualified personnel to perform medical and care giving services.

At Abraham 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, bedsores and untreated infections leading to amputations, malnutrition, dehydration, and wrongful death due to negligent supervision and lack of qualified caregivers.

We Stop At Nothing To Fight For Justice

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 resulted in improved conditions in nursing homes.

We Want To Help You Protect Your Loved Ones

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:

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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