Oakland, CA asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for California

Q: Senior Living Home Negligence

My mother has been living in a senior living apartment home as a tenant. Three days ago, she slipped on the floor in the bathroom and pulled her emergency cord that is supposed to directly ring the local fire department for emergency help. However, after she pulled the cord for 30 minutes, no help arrived (normally help should arrive within 10 minutes). Later, her neighbor found her lying on the floor and finally call 911. By this time, my mother had already suffered delayed medical help and is in dire situation. How can I file a lawsuit against the landlord because the emergency cord did not work and my mother was never told that it could not work and thus suffered from delayed treatment?

4 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Contact an attorney who handles Elder Abuse cases. Consultations are free and many attorneys work state wide.

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg
Answered

A: Contact your local bar for an attorney referral. You NEED representation for this matter.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Contact an attorney. Do you have any evidence that the Landlord knew that the cord didn't work. They should have some policies in place to avoid such a situation. Like a weekly test of the system, etc..

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

HOWEVER, you need to contact a local lawyer asap.

prepare a summary of the facts to share with the lawyer.

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