Linda was a patient at Kaiser in Sacramento from Sept 24, 2017 till the beginning of June 2018. The beginning of June, Kaiser discharged Linda without my consent and without my knowledge to a care facility in Oakland, CA. Kaiser did not contact me about her discharge nor ask me where I wanted her... Read more »
No it’s not necessary if she remembers how she got the sores. In most cases involving a lawsuit against a nursing home the person isn’t able to remember or has unfortunately passed away. The most important piece of evidence will be your mom’s medical records from the facility and what they say.
Whatever the resident needs to prevent them from falling because there is no one size fits all solution to falls. State and federal regulations require the nursing home to provide the care and assistance needed by the resident to meet their needs. Sometimes bed alarms work. Sometimes they don't....Read more »
It depends. If the nursing home resident is living, then usually that person is the only person who can bring a suit for nursing home neglect or abuse. If the person has died as a result of poor treatment, and there is a case for wrongful death, then California law requires that certain heirs be...Read more »
1. If her dementia is severe enough, you could apply to the court to become her conservator. 2. You could report suspected elder abuse/neglect to the appropriate agency in the county in which it happened.
I had concerns about one my previous caregivers and asked my mentally disabled elderly client questions. One of my questions was "Has the caregiver ever made you feel uncomfortable in the shower?". The client answered yes and said the caregiver was messing with her "down there" pointing to her... Read more »
First and foremost, make sure her caretakers know about it so she can get appropriate treatment. From a liability standpoint, more facts would need to be known. Developing a bed sore in of itself doesn't mean someone was negligent. It can happen under the best of circumstances. How it developed,...Read more »
My son has been physically abuse by the father whom got custody of him at age of 7. My son is 17 and finally disclose the abuse, he would like to get a protection order for himself. Is that possible? Could it be granted for a 17 years old? Do I, his mother can file one and put him on it ? Please... Read more »
He can report such abuse to CPS and the police. You can also file for custody rights and a restraining order on his behalf if you have legal custody rights. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney...Read more »
The already given me some copies without waiting 72 hours and without paying for them now that I want access to all of them they're trying to tell me I need power of attorney or they won't provide me the copies
Under most circumstances, you would do both, and also consult an attorney. There is a good overview of the subject at: http://www.canhr.org/factsheets/nh_fs/html/fs_NH_complaint.htm Feel free to contact me if you need a referral to an attorney.
Generally speaking, no. You should look for a law firm which specializes in handling nursing home abuse cases. They will give you all the appropriate advice you need. I'm sure you can get an initial consultation for free.
I see no reason why not, unless they have been ordered otherwise. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...Read more »
I work at a skilled nursing facility there is a patient that is actively trying to get the facility shut down by making fraudulent claims to the state. Now he has started calling the nursing board and making fraudulent claims against the nurses trying to have their licences taken away. He has... Read more »
You can sue for defamation based on the false claims. That may also motivate his attorneys-in-fact to move him elsewhere. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my...Read more »
It could be. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I...Read more »
You should report elder abuse to the police. You may be able to sue for breach of contract if you're the person who formed the contract for your dad's care. It's best to first try to resolve the matter with the nursing home, if possible. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis...Read more »
There are time limits. If medical malpractice is also involved, that deadline may be shorter. These cases are complex and should be handled by a lawyer familiar with nursing home negligence. I know lawyers in CA who are familiar with these cases; if you'd like, I can put you in touch....Read more »
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