Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Los Angeles
From their offices in Ventura County, the Los Angeles nursing home abuse lawyers at Nettesheim Law fight the perpetrators of nursing home abuse throughout California.
Nursing home abuse impacts thousands of innocent victims, and touches the lives of thousands more due to the family disruption and pains this type of abuse causes. According to the California Attorney General's, few nursing homes in Los Angeles County operate in total compliance with federal standards of care, and fully one-third have been cited for serious or potentially life-threatening problems. Meanwhile, California's elderly population is expected to double within the next 20 years, and it is estimated that more than 40 percent of all Americans over the age of 65 will reside in a nursing home at some point in their lives.
Elder abuse in California is governed by the Elder Abuse and Dependant Adult Civil Protection Act, which creates both criminal and civil liability for abuse against individual abusers, as well as facilities that perpetrate abuse through their management and operations. According to the law, abuse can include physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, deprivation of necessary goods or services, and other treatment resulting in physical harm, pain, or mental suffering.
Nursing home abuse is a crime and is fought by the Attorney General through the Department of Justice, which investigates and prosecutes violent crimes by nursing home employees while also seeking to bring facilities into compliance through enforcement against the corporate entities themselves. At the same time, victims of abuse have a private right of action against the perpetrators of abuse including the nursing home and its corporate operator.