Elder Law & Nursing Home Abuse
San Francisco Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Senior Citizens
Elder abuse is a very sad reality of our society. With the elderly population increasing as Baby Boomers age, reports of abuse and neglect continue to surface. At Walker, Hamilton & Kearns, LLP, we fight this unconscionable abuse of the defenseless.
Our attorneys have been successful with cases of elder abuse and nursing home neglect. We have extensive experience with cases of financial fraud, undue influence, neglect and intentional abuse. Please call our office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our San Francisco nursing home abuse lawyers.
Elder Law and Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The elderly may be victims of financial fraud, including mortgage scams and investment scams. Widows may be preyed on by financial planners or sold life insurance policies they do not need. In addition, family members and other caregivers may use undue influence to cheat elderly people out of money and other assets.
Nursing home neglect occurs when there is a failure to provide basic services such as shelter, clothing, supervision, medication and food. Abuse happens when a member of the nursing home staff, another resident or a visitor deliberately harms the individual mentally, emotionally, physically or sexually.
Some of the most frequent nursing home injuries caused by neglect or abuse include:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Complications from medication errors
- Falls and broken bones
- Physical and sexual assault
- Psychological trauma
- Injuries caused by wandering or elopement
These injuries can be severe and may result in disability or wrongful death. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, report it immediately and contact an attorney. We know how to investigate these claims and get compensation from the responsible parties.
Contact a San Francisco Elder Abuse Lawyer
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