Nursing Home Abuse

The incident of Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Abuse in California is growing rapidly. Each day, hundreds of members of our Elder population in California is victimized. If your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse in a Nursing Home or Residential Facility, there are likely other residents at the facility who are also being neglected or abused, in fact, there is probably a continuing pattern of neglect at the facility.


In every case, the Lockington Law Group carefully studies the Nursing Home’s history of violations of both Federal and State Law to determine if there is a pattern of neglect. The firm will also focus on staffing and training deficiencies, which are often the root cause of nursing home injuries.


Elder abuse in a Nursing Home, a caregiver or even a family member can take many forms including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Psychological and emotional abuse


The signs of abuse are often subtle and a senior who is being abused frequently fails to report the abuse. Many victims are afraid or unable to speak out as they are dependent on this care. It’s important for loved ones to look for warning signs of abuse so if your friend or relative has had unexplained injuries, bed sores, a broken hip or frequent falls, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and should see the advice of an attorney to evaluate the merits of your case.

Elder Financial Abuse

Sadly, in most cases of financial abuse the abuser is someone the elderly person or their family trusted. They may be a caretaker, family member, friend, attorney, stockbroker, or any other person who gains access to the elder's assets, or who persuades the elder to make an improper investment or take out an unsuitable mortgage.


Financial Abuse of an elder can take many forms:

  • Loss of Real Estate - usually, the deed is put in the name of the abuser, or the abuser is added to the deed.
  • Loss of Stocks / Investments - by adding the abuser to the accounts.
  • Intentionally Bad Investment Advice by Financial Professional - persuading the elder to buy a too-long annuity, high-risk stock, unneeded insurance, or other unsuitable investment so the professional can get a commission.
  • Mortgage Loan Fraud - convincing the elder to take out a home loan with overly high fees / interest / penalties, or unaffordable payments. 


However, all of these abusers can be stopped by taking prompt legal action.           

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