Elder Abuse in San Mateo County
If you know a person who has experienced elder abuse or neglect or financial abuse in a nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, or elsewhere, contact the EMANUEL LAW GROUP.
There are many forms of elderly abuse which, depending on the circumstances, may be actionable by filing a civil lawsuit, including:
- Failure to provide adequate nutrition
- Improper health care
- Failure to protect vulnerable residents from physical or sexual abuse
- Financial fraud, embezzlement, coercion, and blackmail
Nursing homes are regulated by law. To be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the facilities must meet staffing and other requirements that are designed to protect the elderly. Abuse and neglect of the elderly is often the result of deliberate understaffing by a facility, in violation of law. Audits are conducted regularly to ensure that the elderly are properly cared for in these facilities. These audits are often invaluable in exposing a defendant who has repeatedly violated the law as it relates to the humane and proper care of elderly people.
The elderly are also subject to financial abuse, such as theft or embezzlement from the patient’s bank account. While a criminal court can order restitution of in cases of fraud or embezzlement to the elderly victims, a civil lawsuit can sometimes result in major punitive damages awards to deter and punish the perpetrators of elder abuse.
We handle elder abuse cases on a contingent fee basis. This means we are entitled to attorneys fees only if we successfully obtain compensation for you. We will advance all expenses to litigate your case.
For additional information and a free consultation, contact the Emanuel Law Group at our San Mateo County office in Redwood City, or in one of our other locations throughout the Bay Area. We want to hear from you.