Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence explained.
You have probably heard the terms medical malpractice and medical negligence. While technically these terms are very closely related, they are legally two different causes of action depending on the nature or identity of the offending person. If you are consulting with a medical malpractice attorney, your attorney will review your case to determine which...
California, and Los Angeles in particular, has a serious problem with the treatment of its elderly population. A new agreement between Los Angeles County and the state hopes to address the deficiencies in the county’s nursing homes, which should help protect its vulnerable population of older adults. L.A.’s History of Mistreatment & Abuse Los Angeles...
When a loved one dies unexpectedly while in the care of a nursing home or other similar facility, the family often wonders if the death was the result of abuse or neglect. Since family members can’t supervise their loved one’s care 24 hours a day, they may be unsure if they are able to file...
Are you worried that your elderly family member might be the victim of elder abuse? Sadly, it is far more common in Los Angeles than many people think.  In the United States, the 2010 Census recorded the greatest number and proportion of people age 65 and older in all census history: 40.3 million, or 13%...
As we have shared on numerous occasions, elder abuse is a serious problem that affects many of Los Angeles’ senior citizens. A common, yet often undetected symptom of elder abuse or nursing home abuse can take the form of a bedsore. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are skin lesions caused by...
Elder abuse is a serious reality in many Los Angeles nursing homes and for elderly citizens living by themselves.  While finding a nursing home that properly cares for your senior citizen is possible, sometimes you might be fooled. What appears to be a loving, caring place for your family member or loved one could actually...
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