Many nursing home neglect claims may be brought under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA), a chapter of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC). It recognizes that the state has a responsibility to protect elders and dependent adults who may suffer abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Additionally, the federal Nursing Home Reform Act established several rights for nursing home residents, including the right to be free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect; the right to be treated with dignity; and the right to voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal. Certain important services are required by the state, as is the protection of this at-risk population.
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we hold individuals and facilities accountable for injuries that impact patients as a result of neglect. Our clients include residents themselves and the loved ones of residents. In many cases, nursing home neglect can lead to wrongful death and other personal injuries.
Immediate consultation with a highly qualified lawyer is vital in these cases. We offer free initial consultations and pursue cases throughout California on a contingency fee basis. Call us today at 800-652-6137 to discuss your case.
Thorough Investigations | Compassionate Leadership | Aggressive Litigation
Many cases settle out of court, but nursing home, assisted living and other health care facilities and their insurance companies are not always prepared to concede. Denials of responsibility and the facts may follow their efforts to diminish your claim.
When aggressive litigation and leverage are necessary, our law firm is prepared and fully capable. Our partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience pursuing personal injury cases.
We Fight For Your Rights And Recoverable Damages
Our law firm has obtained more than $150 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we have the resources to serve your best interests anywhere in the state.
We may be able to help you pursue damages including:
- Monetary damages for the resident’s past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Increased care expenses
- Past and future wage loss
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death damages
For more information, please see our Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Abuse FAQ.
Significant Nursing Home Neglect Cases
- $3,279,463.60 – Judgment in Favor of Family in Elder Abuse Case Against Nursing Home
- $829,000 – 77-Year-Old Man Brings Elder Abuse Claim Against Several Nursing Homes and Doctors
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Walnut Creek, The Bay Area And All Of California
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, today at 800-652-6137 toll free to speak with a Los Angeles-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based nursing home neglect attorney.