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Is an Autopsy Necessary in a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Postmortem medical examinations, also called autopsies, help families and authorities confirm a person’s manner of death. Police departments, medical professionals, or families might ask for one when someone’s death is unexpected, its cause is unclear, or the person died under mysterious circumstances. Understandably, family members might pursue a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies due to another...

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How to Access Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Records in California

When a loved one lives in a nursing home, you might need to access their medical records, especially if you believe there’s potential nursing home abuse or neglect. Residents changing facilities or leaving temporarily also need access to their records. However, gaining access to a loved one’s nursing home records can sometimes be complicated when the facility doesn’t want...

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Dehydration Death From Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents often depend entirely on facility staff for their hydration needs. Studies show that dehydration is one of the top forms of nursing home neglect. Inadequate hydration can exacerbate existing medical concerns. Even on its own, dehydration can be fatal.  If your loved one died in a California nursing home because of dehydration, you may be eligible...

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Three Ways to Protect Your Loved Ones From Elder Abuse in California Nursing Homes

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around one in six people 60 years or older experienced some form of abuse in community settings over the past year. Astoundingly, two in three staff members in nursing homes and long-term care facilities reported they committed abuse in the past year. As the population of the United States continues to age,...

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How to Report Abuse in an Assisted Living Facility in California

It is frightening to learn that nearly 17% of elderly people are abused in community settings each year, and two out of three care center staff reportedly admit to committing abuse in the past year. Unfortunately, countless cases of abuse still go unreported. Assisted living facilities can be a great resource for families who do not have the ability...

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When Does a Hospital Have to Report Adverse Events in California?

Federal law guarantees nursing home residents certain fundamental rights, such as the right to a dignified existence, the right to privacy during treatments, the right to participate in social activities, and freedom from abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that around one in six people 60 years or older experienced some form of abuse in...

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Is It Mandatory to Report Elder Abuse in California?

Unfortunately, elder abuse is not uncommon. According to the National Council on Aging, approximately one out of every ten people in the United States, ages 60 and above, have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as five million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only 1 in 24 cases of...

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How Often Should a Nursing Home Change a Patient’s Diaper?

It is not uncommon for nursing home residents to have incontinence concerns that may necessitate wearing a diaper. Unfortunately, one of the most common complaints with nursing home care is complications arising from the inadequate frequency of diaper changes.  If you suspect your loved one’s care has been neglected by nursing home staff, you may have legal grounds to...

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What Are the Most Common Complaints About Nursing Homes in California?

When we place our loved ones in a nursing home, we expect the employees to provide them with the highest caliber of care and attention. Unfortunately, nursing homes can be a hazardous environment for vulnerable patients despite paying top dollar. Some common nursing home complaints may not put an older adult at risk for injury or death. However, any...

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How to Sue a Nursing Home for a Fall

It can be a troublesome experience if your loved one has suffered an injury due to a fall in a nursing home. We recognize that you are likely feeling angry and believe that the nursing home facility should have taken more steps to care for them.  You may wonder how to help your loved one recover compensation for their...

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