Fairfield Elder Abuse Attorney
Representing Elder Abuse Victims in Fairfield for 30 Years
At Newman Law Group, LLP, we understand the emotional stress you may be experiencing after learning that your loved one has been abused. With more than 30 years of experience in elder law, we are ready and willing to help you fight for justice. It is only right that the violating party be held responsible for their actions and be required to compensate you or your loved one for the suffering you or they have endured.
Our firm has been included in the list of California Super Lawyers® Rising StarSM since 2009. We have experience, skill and service that has been recognized by one of the most respected attorney rating services in the country. A member of our team could be the help you need to win the payout you or your loved one needs, so call now to learn how our firm could help you fight for justice.
Call our offices today for a free consultation. By speaking with a member of our team, you could learn exactly how we could provide exceptional representation in any elder abuse case.
Elder Abuse Practice Areas in Fairfield
All across the country and in the state of California, thousands of dependent older people suffer from elder abuse each year. In many cases, such mistreatment goes unnoticed for a long time because of the fear a victim may be experiencing. This is why it is very important to know the signs of elder abuse in order to protect the one you love from being a victim. It is also important to be aware of when, where, and how an elderly individual could be abused. For excellent advice in these areas, speak with our skilled Fairfield elder abuse attorneys from Newman Law Group, LLP at your earliest convenience.
Nursing home abuse is one of the most common cases of elder abuse in California. Many patients suffer from a lack of proper care which could result in physical, mental and emotional deterioration. Bedridden or wheelchair-bound patients could develop bedsores unless they are kept mobile, which could become infected without care. Unaddressed infections can only grow worse, even resulting in sepsis (blood poisoning). Patients have also been denied necessary amounts of food and water, resulting in malnutrition and dehydration, which could cause irreversible damage. Elderly people also require certain medications, which means that medication errors could result in illness or overdose. Some patients can also wander or elope if they are not properly supervised or restrained , which could result in falls and injury.
Keep in mind that there are many different types of elder abuse. The first that usually comes to mind is physical abuse, evident through bruises and other injuries, as well as unexplainable fear or anxiety. Anxiety and depression can also hint at emotional abuse, which can be inflicted through verbal threats and insults or any other kind of abuse, such as neglect. Also, staff members and other residents could force them to engage in sexual activity against their will. Sexual abuse can also be a form of resident-on-resident abuse, as can any other kind of maltreatment.
If an elderly loved one suddenly seems to have lost income or is living in poverty for no apparent reason, they may be a victim of financial abuse. It is also possible for them to be wrongfully discharged unless you get help from a competent attorney . Transferring or releasing a patient while they are still in need of medical care is illegal. Hospitals and care facilities may attempt to make up excuses or reasons, but they cannot legally go through with a discharge or transfer without the patient's consent or the consent of their legal guardian. Speak with a attorney today immediately to protect an abused elderly person and help them obtain compensation for their pain and suffering.
Newman Law Group, LLP can provide the legal support you need. We’ll walk you through your claim step-by-step, ensuring that you understand what’s going on and what options are available to you. We understand this is a difficult time for you, which is why we strive to do all we can to help our clients succeed.
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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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