Long Beach Elder Abuse Lawyer
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Do you suspect that a loved one has been mistreated or neglected at an assisted living facility or nursing home? Act now. Report the abuse to Adult Protective Services and then discuss your legal options with a trusted legal advocate.
Long Beach elder abuse attorney Travis Siegel cares deeply about representing families who are pursuing justice and compensation on behalf of their loved ones, as he himself has suffered from a family tragedy. Committed to ensuring that others don’t suffer in the same way, he has dedicated his legal practice 100 percent to elder abuse and medical malpractice cases. Because he concentrates solely on elder neglect and abuse, he and his team have extensive knowledge of all state and federal regulations regarding assisted care facilities. He’s also developed a network of doctors and other expert witnesses he can call on to strengthen your claim.
Why Call Our Elder Abuse Attorney?
- Advocating for Victims of Elder Abuse & Medical Malpractice Since 2002
- Selected for Inclusion Best Lawyers in America® 2016
- Millions of Dollars Recovered in Compensation for Our Clients
- 100% Focus: Handles Elder Abuse & Malpractice Cases Exclusively
Call (562) 645-4145 or email us today to request your free consultation.
The Rights of the Elderly
The safe and prosperous society we live in today is due, to a great extent, to the heroic actions and sacrifices of our elders. They fought the wars that kept us free and built our cities, towns, and schools. We have an obligation to keep them well cared for and the federal government agrees. In 1987 the Nursing Home Reform Act was passed, establishing a "Resident’s Bill of Rights." These rights include:
- Freedom from abuse, neglect, and mistreatment
- Freedom from physical restraints
- The right to privacy (including phone calls, mail, and conversations)
- The right to have medical, physical, psychological, and social needs met
- The right to participate in family and resident groups
- The right to be treated with dignity
- The right to free communication
- The right to exercise self-determination
- The right to participate in the review of one's care plan, and to be fully informed in advance about any changes in care, treatment, or change of status in the facility
- The right to voice grievances without fear of discrimination or reprisal
These inalienable rights apply to all residents of all senior facilities, including Residential-Care Facilities for the Elderly/RCFE (assisted living), Skilled Nursing Facilities/SNF (nursing homes), group homes, and adult day health care facilities.
Types of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a serious problem that affects hundreds of thousands of elderly individuals across the country. When we entrust an institution or an individual to care for our loved one, we usually do not think about the potential dangers they may face. The reality is, elder abuse can happen to anyone and in any setting.
Abuse against the elderly comes in many forms. It can happen in a residential care facility, an assisted living facility, or even in your own home. The abuse typically goes unreported, as victims are often unable to or are too afraid to speak up.
Types of elder abuse include:
- Physical abuse: Using physical force that causes injuries to the body or impairment
- Sexual abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact
- Emotional abuse: Using threats or inflicting distress verbally or through non-verbal actions
- Neglect/abandonment: Failing to tend to an elderly person's basic needs as required by law
Duty of Care in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and their staff are bound by a duty of care to their elderly patients. They are required to maintain a safe environment and provide a reasonable standard of care, including tending to patients’ needs and not subjecting them to harm. If an individual was injured in nursing home care either due to neglect or abuse, then the staff member and/or the facility may be held liable.
If your loved one is being abused or neglected in any manner, it is important to speak to an attorney who can analyze your case and help you take legal action.
Fighting to Protect Your Elderly Loved One
Travis Siegel is an experienced Long Beach elder abuse attorney who has been standing up for the elderly since 2002. He is passionate about advocating for the vulnerable in our society, making sure their voices are heard and their rights are protected. Travis has tackled numerous elder abuse matters and is personally invested in each case. He fights passionately to help his clients seek fair compensation and justice.
How Our Legal Advocates Can Help You
If you fear that a residential care home facility or nursing home has physically, emotionally, or sexually abused a patient, then do not hesitate to take action. Report this to the authorities, and then speak with a legal representative so that the matter can be fully investigated.
Call (562) 645-4145 or request your free consultation online to discuss your options and get your legal case started.
What Sets Our Elder Abuse Lawyer Apart?
Advocating for Victims of Abuse & Neglect Since 2002
Attorney Travis Siegel has fought elder abuse and medical malpractice for more than a decade. After a tragedy occurred in his own family, he became a lawyer to ensure that others don’t suffer in the same way. He focuses his practice exclusively on elder abuse cases. He has recovered millions of dollars for clients and garnered selection for Best Lawyers in America® 2016.