Elder Abuse Law Attorney in El Dorado
Highly Recommended Attorneys with 30+ Years of Experience
At Newman Law Group, LLP, we believe in justice, and we are committed to righting the wrongs inflicted on those who are most vulnerable. We’ve dedicated our practice to two focus areas to ensure we can do exactly that: elder abuse.
When you choose us for legal services in El Dorado, you’ll benefit from:
- Attorneys with 30+ years of experience whose taken over 50 trails to verdict
- An accessible team that’s available around the clock for your convenience
- Home and hospital visits if you can’t travel to us
To date, we’ve successfully secured tens of millions of dollars for our clients in El Dorado and throughout Northern California, and we are prepared to do the same for you. Our attorneys are veterans in the courtroom and a skilled negotiator in out-of-court settlements. Let us fight for what you deserve.
About Our Elder Abuse Legal Services
If you are caring for an elderly loved one, or if you have placed them in assisted living or a nursing home facility, then you understand the amount of care and treatment they require on a daily basis. Our elders deserve our respect and loving care, but it is an unfortunate fact that such respect is declining in today's culture. As a result, thousands of older people become victims of elder abuse every year. Most elderly people are not able to resist such abuse, which is why it is important for their friends and loved ones to contact an El Dorado elder abuse attorney on their behalf.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Though most cases of elder abuse occur at home, nursing home abuse is also common. Understaffed nursing homes can result in patient suffering from lack of proper care in numerous ways—physically, mentally, and emotionally. For example, the staff might not properly supervise a resident who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's. As a result, the patient could wander or elope, or even suffer from a serious fall.
Many patients are bedridden or bound to a wheelchair, which means they may be prone to developing bedsores because of pressure points and immobility. Sores and other injuries, if untreated or improperly cared for, could result in sepsis (blood poisoning) that could spread throughout the entire body and cause death. Nursing home residents can also suffer from malnutrition and dehydration if nurses and staff do not provide adequate food or do not encourage residents to eat and drink the meals brought to them. Medication errors can also cause serious illness or overdose, which can also lead to death.
Types of Elder Abuse
- Verbal threats and insults, as well as neglect, are considered emotional abuse and can cause a victim to become fearful, anxious, or depressed.
- If the person is hit, thrown around, or wrongfully restrained, they are victims of physical abuse.
- Sexual abuse could be inflicted by staff members, or even other patients. In fact, resident-on-resident abuse is quite common and comes in many forms.
- An elderly person could also be financially abused by having their assets exploited or stolen, resulting in reduced income or poverty.
- Wrongful discharge is a form of abuse as well and is illegal. California state law prohibits hospitals and nursing facilities from transferring or discharging patients who still need care or who have not given their consent.
If your loved one has been abused in any way, shape, or form by the persons charged with caring for their health and wellbeing, you can and should fight against these injustices. Newman Law Group, LLP is here to help.
Contact our team for elder abuse legal help in El Dorado: (916) 352-3224.
Newman Law Group, LLP has fought for justice and compensation on behalf of abused elders in Northern California for more than 30 years. No matter what you or your loved one may be facing, we have the knowledge and resources to help you build a strong case and fight for fair compensation. We also have past experience on the defense side of the elder abuse cases, which allows us to better anticipate and prepare for the opponent's course of action.
Legal Help in El Dorado Is Only a Phone Call Away: (916) 352-3224
For trusted legal representation from an El Dorado attorney with proven results, call Newman Law Group, LLP right away. We are in the business of helping people seek justice, and we’re here to do that for you too. Whether you’re looking for representation on behalf of an elderly loved one whose health and wellbeing were compromised due to elder abuse, we are here to help.
Contact our El Dorado elder abuse attorneys to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We can be reached via our online form or by dialing (916) 352-3224. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.
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$1,500,000 Neglect Case
After a critical two months where our client was not bathed and multiple changes of condition went uncommunicated, unreported, and uncared for, she was ambulanced out to an Emergency Room, where her doctors and family were shocked to find that she had a stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer.
$1,300,000 Neglect Case
The client in this case is an adult who is developmentally disabled, bedridden, and unable to speak or move independently. The intermediate care facility where she resided neglected their responsibility to ensure her safety, well-being, and necessary medical attention that she required. As a result, the client suffered a Stage IV wound.
$1,000,000 Nursing Home Abuse Case
Unbeknownst to prospective residents and their families, this defendant RCFE chain was willing to systematically violate laws and its own policies designed to protect vulnerable elders. Willing to admit scores of profitable, high need residents (such as our client), and leave them at the mercy of a few unqualified, untrained and overburdened caregivers.
$875,000 Abandonment Case
Through exhaustive investigation, we found that our client’s death was not the result of a few isolated mistakes by care-givers. Rather, it was the result of this corporate facility’s policies prioritizing occupancy and revenue, while ignoring staff training, staff supervision, and the quality of care being delivered.
$775,000 Resident-On-Resident Abuse Case
While eating dinner at a Skilled Nursing Facility, our client was confronted by another resident who punched him, resulting in our client’s tragic death. The other resident had resided at the facility for five months, and over the course of those five months had engaged in numerous altercations with other residents, including two altercations that occurred in the 24-hour period before he assaulted and killed our client.
$750,000 Lack of Proper Care Case
During our client’s roughly ten-week stay at a skilled nursing facility, he would suffer 8 falls, lose twenty (20) pounds, and develop an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer and a stage II coccyx pressure ulcer due to the facility’s reckless neglect. He was transferred to the hospital, where he was found severely dehydrated, his left heel wound required debridement for eschar and gangrene, and for the first time, a stage II coccyx ulcer was identified.
$678,000 Financial Abuse Case
Our 84-year-old client was the victim of financial elder abuse related to a number of transactions, including the purchase of a home. The Defendant's real estate agents, lender, and escrow company all failed to protect our client throughout the process of purchasing the home, which was orchestrated by a woman who fraudulently siphoned off our client’s entire life savings.
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