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Who is Liable in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

Liability is a common question in all legal cases. Time and time again, numerous parties scramble to prove that they are not the ones at fault for whatever incident has occurred. However, the stakes are raised when the livelihood and well-being of a loved one such as an elderly family member are at risk. After

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Is Malnutrition Common in Nursing Homes?

Cases of malnutrition have been reported out of healthcare facilities such as nursing homes for decades. While there are many different causes and results in cases involving malnutrition, one question still stands: just how common is malnutrition in nursing homes? This is a common concern among those considering placing their loved ones in nursing homes

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How to Determine Self-Inflicted Elder Abuse?

The self-infliction of elder abuse is a common and unfortunate reality for many seniors living across the United States of America. In fact, it is one of the most commonly reported types of cases concerning elder abuse reported to authorities. There are a variety of ways in which a case of self-inflicted elder abuse can

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Elder Abuse and Family Perpetrators

There are often many people who are suspects in elder abuse cases. These may be caretakers such as the occasional nanny to the house, nursing home staff if the elder is a resident of a healthcare facility, and even their own spouse. Despite this, it is often the case that a close family member such

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What To Do If An Elderly Person Falls

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) reports that, for seniors over age 65, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries. While most falls are minor, once an elderly person falls once, more falls usually follow, increasing the risk of more severe injuries each time.  What do you do to prevent elderly

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Myths About Elder Abuse

There are the facts, and then there are the myths, about elder abuse in San Diego. We think it is so important to have access to the facts and risks surrounding nursing homes and elder abuse in California – especially if you have an elderly loved one who may soon need care from one of

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Frequently Asked Questions About San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Knowing that your loved one has been neglected or abused while living at a nursing home is heartbreaking and stressful enough. If you are contemplating filing a lawsuit in San Diego to take action against the facility and employee for this abuse, the legal process can add a layer of intimidation.  We are here to

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Medication Mistakes in Nursing Homes

You may be one of the millions of families in the United States who entrust a nursing home to care for an elderly loved one. You also trust nursing home staff to ensure your loved one is taking the right medication at the proper dosage to maintain their health and well-being.  Unfortunately, according to a

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Skilled Nursing Facilities vs. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

There may come a time when an older family member may need full-time, long-term medical care to assist in their day-to-day life, which could mean a move into a skilled nursing home or residential care facility. In 2015, more than 1.3 million people in the United States were living in the country’s 15,600 nursing homes. 

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Signs of Elder Abuse Amongst Seniors Who Have Dementia

If there are indications that your elderly loved one with dementia has been a victim of abuse in a nursing home in California, you may need to seek legal counsel.  Unfortunately, statistics show that 23 percent of older adults with dementia experience physical abuse from caregivers, and 62 percent are victims of psychological abuse. While

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