San Francisco Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Senior Citizens
Elder abuse is a very sad reality of our society. With the elderly population
increasing as Baby Boomers age, reports of abuse and neglect continue
to surface. At Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, we fight this
unconscionable abuse of the defenseless.
Our attorneys have been successful with cases of elder abuse and nursing
home neglect. We have extensive experience with cases of financial fraud,
undue influence, neglect and intentional abuse. Please call our office or
contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our San Francisco nursing
home abuse lawyers.
Elder Law and Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The elderly may be victims of financial fraud, including mortgage scams
and investment scams. Widows may be preyed on by financial planners or
sold life insurance policies they do not need. In addition, family members
and other caregivers may use undue influence to cheat elderly people out
of money and other assets.
Nursing home neglect occurs when there is a failure to provide basic services
such as shelter, clothing, supervision, medication and food. Abuse happens
when a member of the nursing home staff, another resident or a visitor
deliberately harms the individual mentally, emotionally, physically or sexually.
Some of the most frequent nursing home injuries caused by neglect or abuse include:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Complications from medication errors
- Falls and broken bones
- Physical and sexual assault
- Psychological trauma
- Injuries caused by wandering or elopement
These injuries can be severe and may result in disability or
wrongful death. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, report it immediately and
contact an attorney. We know how to investigate these claims and get compensation
from the responsible parties.
Contact a San Francisco Elder Abuse Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation, please call us today.