To better serve you, if you or a loved one is physically unable to visit our office, one of our health care attorneys will visit you at your home or at the elder care facility. The time we take in reviewing your case and our travel is without charge or obligation. We are located in Woodland Hills, California, but serve all of the surrounding communities.
There are no fees or expenses, unless and until, there is a financial recovery on your case. You must be mindful, however, that every potential claim has a deadline. Delay in bringing your concerns to us can be fatal to your case. You will need to consider that our firm, under law, must perform our due diligence before we can accept your case. This often means investigating the facts and legal issues of the case as well as reviewing pertinent records.
Therefore, if you live in the Woodland Hills or San Fernando Valley area and suspect that you or your loved one is the victim of elder abuse, waste no time in reaching out to us by calling our office today and receive a no-charge initial case evaluation by one of our attorneys. Call 818-538-2095 or fill out our Case Information Form and one of our attorneys will promptly respond to your inquiry.
The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society. Sadly, only a small fraction of our elderly population can afford quality elder care and the rest are often forced to live out their remaining years at risk of becoming victims of substandard care, abuse, and unconscionable acts of neglect. It has become a national disgrace.
With extensive medical knowledge and over thirty years of health care trial experience, Kenneth Drake has received among the highest professional ratings among his peers for the depth of his experience and trial skills. Equally important, Ken is dedicated to providing each and every one of his clients with respect, responsiveness, and a deep sense of compassion rarely found in the legal profession.
Find out more by calling us toll-free and receive a no-charge initial case evaluation by one of our attorneys. Call 818-538-2095 or contact us through our confidential Case Information Form and one of our attorneys will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Detecting elder abuse is not always obvious. The following signs of possible abuse should be taken very seriously, especially if these occur with any frequency:
Eldercare is a competitive business. Although aggressively regulated, the economic forces driving the private eldercare industry are to fill as many beds as possible while reducing operational costs at every conceivable level.
Choosing the right elder care provider also means having to depend on the good faith representations of those who manage them. In choosing a facility for your loved one, families are often warned by management to lower their expectations concerning the medical eventualities and increased risk of growing old. In other words, it’s reasonable to expect a decline in the health and vitality of their loved one, even from the best of facilities.
Don’t fall for these types of tactics. All too often, these are the very facilities that are obsessed with profit rather than providing quality care.
The true causes of elder abuse can usually be traced back to:
Insufficient Operational Oversight
Cost Cutting In Nutrition And Food Quality
Lack Of Staff Training And Supervision
Failure To Adequately Screen Caregivers
Negligence – Malpractice And Careless Acts
Delay And Unwillingness To Transfer Resident To Hospital
Ignoring Patient Emotional Needs
Lack Of Attention Causing Social Isolation
Psychological Abuse And Intimidation
Delay In Care – Failure To Turn And Clean
Lowering Nurse-To-Patient Ratio To Cut Costs
Lowering Caregiver-To-Patient Ratio To Cut Costs
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced elder abuse attorney in woodland hills, California, and the San Fernando Valley today.
If an elderly friend or loved one has suffered injury or abuse while a resident at a Board and Care, Assisted Living, or Nursing Home facility, reach out to the experienced and dedicated health care attorneys at Drake & Associates in Woodland Hills, California. We have the medical expertise, trial skills, and litigation resources to make those responsible for abusive and negligent care legally and financially accountable for their actions.