Hospice care companies and staff are frequent targets of neglect or abuse claims. Hospice care providers are called upon to provide their patients with a safe and comfortable environment where they can live the remainder of their lives with dignity and grace. When hospice care providers or companies harm their patients, abuse or malpractice claims may be pursued. Contact a knowledgeable California hospice abuse lawyer here at Hunter Law to learn more about how our experienced legal team can assist you.
Some of the signs of neglect and abuse seen in the hospice setting include bedsores, falls, medication errors, dehydration, infection and other neglect of a patient’s needs.
When an incident of abuse is suspected in a hospice care setting, family and visitors should document the incident, including as applicable any records, photographs, videos, or other evidence of the abuse. Generally, the abuse can be reported to the California Department of Public Health and depending on the claims, even local law enforcement.
The California statute of limitations for elder abuse claims is, generally, two years. Claims for wrongful death against a hospice care provider may be covered by only a one year statute of limitations. It is therefore important to reach out to an experienced Elder Abuse Attorney as soon as possible. These cases are complex and require an advocate who has the requisite knowledge and experience to effectively prosecute these claims. We at Hunter Law have litigated countless elder abuse cases and are ready and able to litigate yours as well. Schedule your free consultation with our office today.
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