San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney
It is imperative to promptly seek legal counsel if your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at (844) 994-0480 to discuss
your situation and receive professional legal assistance.
Elder abuse is a growing problem that affects vulnerable populations in San Diego. This form of abuse can take many different shapes, including physical, emotional, sexual, financial abuse, as well as neglect, abandonment and unnecessary strain on families and communities. The devastating consequences that affect our elderly loved ones are often underreported, making it difficult for law enforcement and other agencies to properly address the issue and protect those at risk.
Corporations that own and operate Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), and Long Term Care Centers (LTAC) are not adequately staffed and those they hire are poorly trained and under-educated personnel, putting the health and safety of our Elders and Dependent Adults at risk. The effects of such actions are dire, as evidenced by cases such as Mr. Stipp’s, which was featured in the Sacramento Bee. By prioritizing profits over care, these corporations are putting our loved ones, including grandparents, moms, and dads, in harm’s way.
Preventing elder abuse requires a multi-faceted approach, including education, awareness, and intervention. This involves training caregivers and healthcare providers to recognize signs of abuse, developing effective reporting systems, and increasing public awareness of the issue. Additionally, creating supportive communities that prioritize the well-being of their elderly citizens is crucial. This can involve implementing policies and regulations that protect elderly individuals from abuse and neglect, providing access to quality healthcare and social services, and promoting community engagement and intergenerational activities. It is important for everyone to work together to ensure that elderly individuals are treated with the respect, dignity, and care they deserve, especially in institutions such as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), and Long Term Care Centers (LTAC), where corporations may prioritize profit over care of their patients and residents.
Call Stipp Law Firm today to speak to one of our experienced Elderly Abuse attorneys at (844) 994-0480
HERE ARE SOME TYPES OF INJURIES TYPICALLY SEEN IN ELDER/DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE CASES::
- Falls (and resulting injuries)
- Bed Sores and Other Skin Neglect
- Verbal Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Severe Weight Loss
- Excessive Wandering (including outside of the facility)
- Overmedication (on purpose to quiet the Elder)
- Head Injuries
- Poor Hygiene
- Psychological and Emotional Abuse
- Broken bones
In the event that your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in these facilities, it is recommended that you seek the legal aid of a skilled San Diego nursing home abuse attorney who has expertise in handling these types of cases. Our team is available to provide assistance and support.