Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Los Angeles
In today's fast-paced world, the tradition of community and family caring for elderly parents and grandparents has been swallowed up by organizations such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities. We have come to depend upon medical professionals and staff of nursing homes to care for our loved ones, and we search diligently for the right place and people to care for our elders as we would. Tragically, life in many of these facilities is a far cry from our image of active, healthy, happy residents sharing the company of others their age. The sad truth is that thousands of dependent adults suffer abuse,
malnutrition and neglect at the hands of the very people entrusted to care for them.
Reports of elder abuse and neglect have been recorded recently against a full third of all nursing home facilities in the state. Elders should never be exposed to the incidents that occur in these nursing homes every day. Those who transgress against vulnerable elderly people must be held accountable and brought to justice. When you first notice
signs of elder abuse of your loved one, it is imperative to seek the services of a Los Angeles elder abuse attorney immediately. Delay could cost a life. Countless cases go unresolved every year because no one steps in and reports the incident. Many of the victims of elder abuse may be unable to speak up for themselves or they may fear the ramifications.
Experienced, Reliable and Devoted
Norman Taylor & Associates is dedicated to the representation of elder abuse and nursing home neglect and abuse victims in Los Angeles. For over 25 years, Mr. Taylor has built a strong reputation for consumer advocacy. He carries his expertise into the field of elder and
nursing home abuse, exposing injustices and championing fundamental human rights for our older population. Mr. John Ciccarelli is a recognized authority in his field. In his 25 years of practice, he has often been called upon to speak about the complex legal and ethical aspects of medical malpractice and dependent adult and elder abuse and he has written extensively on the changing laws in this area.
His experience and skilled proficiency in this area of the law has made him a sought after professional and he is able to use his legal capabilities to defend victims and train other attorneys to offer first rate service. The team at Norman Taylor & Associates represents a cut above the average law firm and will use their considerable years of experience to provide each case the individualized attention it deserves and requires. Attorneys at the firm work closely with their clients to assist each through the often frustrating process of righting wrongs committed against parents, grandparents, and elderly loved ones. The firm provides representation to victims suffering financial elder abuse, as well as
physical elder abuse, and much more.
These cases are exceedingly personal and any information given will remain confidential. Their firm is a comprised of a caring staff that have a desire to see the lives of their clients enhanced. Many abused victims are unable to take a stand for themselves and Norman Taylor & Associates serves as a forceful advocate for them. Elder neglect may include bedsores, malnutrition,
dehydration and the devastating effects of
unaddressed infections and sepsis. It can be the neglect of them that allows their condition to worsen. Many elderly individuals are left unattended and they can suffer from a number of ailments that could have easily been prevented.
Lack of proper care may subject your loved one to a personal
lack of dignity and respect from which he or she may not easily recover.
An assisted living facility or home health agency can and should be held responsible for
wandering or elopement.
Violation of resident's rights has been found to include
sexual elder abuse. Although learning of the harm caused to your loved one can be disheartening, it is our purpose to bring as much relief as the law will allow. We will advise you on
how to report elder abuse to authorities mandated to take action; authorities that operate under the
Nursing Home Reform Act. The impact of abuse is more than just the physical outward signs and the pain can run deep. The firm recognizes the importance of restoring the name of the victim and offering them the respect they deserve.
How Norman Taylor & Associates Can Help
During these cases, the team will be able to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the abuse. It is important in these situations to show that wrongful treatment took place, whether it was through outward physical abuse or was neglecting an older person that was unable to care for themselves. It will need to be established that the negligence and the injury were correlated. They can look into any related details and work with other professionals if it is beneficial in order to build a solid case.
They may be able to work with an insurance company to gain a fair settlement but will take the case further if it is necessary. Abuse can occur from a friend or loved one, as well as taking place in a nursing home. When you contact Norman Taylor & Associates, you can be assured that your concerns will be addressed by caring, dedicated and diligent advocates for the rights of your loved one or dependent adult. We pledge to use every resource to bring the negligent parties to justice and seek relief for you and your family.