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Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog



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How do Juries Decide Nursing Home Neglect Cases in Escondido?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:35:16 PST

When nursing home abuse lawsuits arising from allegations of elder abuse and neglect in Escondido go to jury trials, how do those juries decide liability? When cases go to juries, members of the jury are provided with the “essential factual elements” of the claim. Then, they are instructed that if the essential factual elements have […]



California Nursing Homes Ranked Last in Safety Protections

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:53:23 PST

What types of safety protections are in place for patients at San Marcos nursing homes? While we recently discussed elder safety investigations in San Diego County, it turns out that facilities across the state of California are not doing enough to protect seniors against nursing home abuse in the first place. In other words, although […]



San Diego County Elder Abuse Efforts Highlighted

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:25:13 PST

Whether you live in Vista or elsewhere in San Diego County, you may have an elderly loved one who resides in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility in the area. Given the frequent news reports about elder abuse and neglect, you may worry about your elderly loved one’s safety. While nursing home abuse can […]



Are Carlsbad Nursing Homes Prepared for an Emergency?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:10:51 PST

The recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida have illuminated serious deficiencies in many nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, according to a report from National Public Radio. More specifically, many skilled nursing facilities are not prepared to handle an emergency situation, from a power outage in a severe storm to structural damage caused by a natural […]



Stopping Oceanside Nursing Home Evictions

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:21:04 PST

Whether an elderly loved one in your life is facing eviction from an Oceanside nursing home or from a skilled nursing facility elsewhere in San Diego County, it is important to recognize that evictions can result in incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect after a patient is forced to move into another facility quickly. […]



Elder Abuse and San Clemente Hospice Patients

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:23:49 PST

Many San Clemente residents with elderly loved ones may know that elder abuse often occurs in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, and that it can happen at the home of a senior, as well (for a senior who still lives at home). Do we also need to be aware of elder neglect in hospitals and, […]



Nursing Home Abuse in Valley Center: What Happens to Residents When a Dangerous Nursing Home Closes?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:55:43 PST

When elderly residents of Valley Center or another area of San Diego County learn that the nursing home they live in has been the subject of elder abuse and neglect violations and is closing down, what ultimately happens to those residents? That question was posed recently in an article in The Sacramento Bee. While the […]



Harmful Off-Label Drug Targets Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:07:01 PST

If you have an elderly loved one at a nursing home in Rancho Bernardo or elsewhere in the San Diego area, it is important to learn more about recent off-label use of a drug that could be causing serious harm. According to a recent report from CNN News, a medication designed to treat a disorder […]



Bill Passes to Protect LGBTQ Seniors in Encinitas Long-Term Care Facilities

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:24:29 PDT

Several months ago, we told you about proposed legislation designed to protect LGBTQ seniors from nursing home abuse in long-term care facilities. That proposed legislation, Senate Bill 219 (SB 219), has now been approved by the California Legislature, according to a recent article in San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Older adults who identify as […]



Consent and Capacity in Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:02:12 PDT

If you have an older parent or other family member who resides in a nursing home in Poway or elsewhere in Southern California, it is important to understand the risks of nursing home abuse and neglect. In recent years, numerous studies have pointed out that many elder abuse cases involve perpetrators who are also residents […]