Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Fighting for Compensation in Cases of Elder Abuse
Although elder abuse and neglect can happen anywhere, it commonly occurs in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and residential board and care facilities. McMahan Law, PC has more than 30 years of experience fighting for justice in cases of abuse of a vulnerable senior in a nursing home or care facility. Trust our elder abuse attorneys in Los Angeles to bring the personalized attention and knowledgeable resources to your case to pursue the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
McMahan Law, PC aims to be your advocate in cases of elder abuse. Call us at (310) 734-4485 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
Nursing Homes & Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFS)
Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are types of health facilities that employ nurses to care for patients on an extended basis. The elderly in nursing homes—some of the most vulnerable and helpless members of our community—are dependent on the nurses and the nursing home staff for their food, medicine, bed, and all basic human needs. For this reason, it is tragic that these members of society often suffer extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of the very healthcare providers who have been entrusted to protect them.
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFES)
Residential care facilities for the elderly—sometimes known as assisted living (generally 16+ beds) or board and care facilities (typically 4-8 beds)—are an intermediate step between nursing homes and independent living facilities. Because they are non-medical facilities, an RCFE resident is vulnerable to a variety of elder abuse, especially because staff members are not required to be licensed professionals. In these facilities, the elderly are even more susceptible to inadequate facilities and conditions, excessive charges, theft or loss of personal property, neglect by the staff, or unlawful eviction or relocation.
Healthcare Fraud & Abuse of the Elderly
Sometimes healthcare providers, such as nursing home owners or staff, doctors, and nurses, take advantage of elderly patients or charges for financial gain. They may charge for services they haven’t provided or that weren’t necessary, steal medication for personal use or to sell, or receive illegal kickbacks from drug companies by overmedicating or incorrectly medicating, among other types of fraud and abuse. If you suspect you or a loved one has been subject to these types of healthcare fraud, contact our Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys at McMahan Law, PC today.
Research Nursing Homes & Residential Board and Care Facilities
Many records and data, which individual nursing facilities and residential board and care facilities for the elderly are required by regulation to maintain, are available to the public. These records, along with individual patient records, medical records, ambulance records, and other sources, can help provide a more complete picture of your potential case.
Please visit our Elder Abuse Resources page for a comprehensive list of resources containing important records and data, or call (310) 734-4485 for more information.