Elder abuse and nursing home neglect claims involve a unique set of rules.
Because the elderly are particularly vulnerable to illness, injury and coercion, special protections and laws at the federal, state and local levels have been put in place to protect them from elder abuse, and to hold those who harm them and the organizations that employ those people liable. Elder abuse can be financial, physical, emotional or sexual. It can happen through negligence and sometimes intentional misconduct of staff in assisted living facilities, skilled nursing homes, residential care facilities, long-term care facilities and board and care facilities, at the hands of at-home caregivers, or by anyone caring for an elderly person - even family members.
Bogaards Law attorneys understand how the system works and we know how to best represent senior claimants and their families in cases involving elder abuse and nursing home neglect. We have decades of experience and an extremely successful record in dealing with insurance companies. We have earned our reputation for successful, aggressive representation of elderly clients and their families even while being widely recognized for compassion, understanding, dignity and respect toward them. Equally important, we have the perseverance and resources to fight against large institutions whose improper staffing and training, high turnover rates and lax procedures allowed elder abuse or nursing home neglect to occur. Most recently, we litigated a case referred to us by an attorney colleague. His mother had died within a month of moving into an upscale care facility in Marin County, as a result of not being given her medications by the staff. We obtained a very significant settlement within three months of the claim, sparing the family further legal proceedings, and forcing the facility to upgrade its medication protocols.
In fact, an added benefit of successful elder abuse claims is that in addition to compensation for elders' pain and suffering, or damages for family members for a wrongful death, they often prompt better conditions within care facilities. A lawsuit can trigger a governmental audit, a comprehensive review of procedures, and new, safer patient care guidelines that can improve care and prevent future harm to other vulnerable residents.
If someone you love has been the victim of financial coercion; or fallen ill, been injured or even died because of elder abuse or care facility neglect, we can help hold facilities and caregivers responsible for the harm they caused. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced elder abuse attorney. Please call 415.979.0480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make sure your concerns are investigated, your loved one has access to needed medical care and is secure, and your legal remedies are pursued quickly and effectively.
Mills v. Alma Via
- Elder abuse case involving the death of a fellow attorney's mother within a month of moving into an upscale care facility in Marin County, because she was not given medications. Expedited settlement within three months of claim.
- RESULT: Confidential Settlement
Woodward v. La Mariposa
- Elder abuse case involving the death of a client's father at a skilled nursing facility due to neglect, dehydration, and open wounds. Case settled at early mediation.
- RESULT: Confidential Settlement