Approximately one in 10 Americans aged 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some studies estimate as many as 5 million elders are abused each year. Common examples of elder abuse include failure to assist in personal hygiene, failure to provide clothing and shelter, failure to provide medical care, failure to protect from health and safety hazards, failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration, physical assault, sexual assault and inappropriate use of chemical or physical restraints. SOURCE
Keosian Berberian LLP is dedicated to preserving the rights and dignity of dependent adults and the elderly. Currently, two out of five Americans will one day need long-term care, and the elderly population in the U.S. is expected to double by 2020. SOURCE
While skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly and other similar facilities are heavily regulated, they can still fail to properly care for their patients and residents. Short-staffed and underfunded facilities are not able to keep up with the influx of residents, yet continue to take on the responsibility in order to make a profit. As a result, long-term care service providers have become extremely profitable at the expense of our loved ones. This “profits over patients” culture is disheartening and needs to be stopped.
Keosian Berberian LLP has extensive experience and resources to effectively and efficiently represent injured plaintiffs against all forms of healthcare and long-term care providers for violation of the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) and the various additional causes of action that accompany those claims.
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