THE DEL HOVDEN TEAM – YOUR LONG BEACH, DOWNEY, IRVINE AND BEVERLY HILLS LAWYERS
Del Hovden — FIGHTING NURSING HOME NEGLECT & ABUSE
Seniors are often the silent victims. No segment of our community needs legal protection more than our seniors. The elderly, particularly disabled seniors, are at risk for serious injury when caregivers fail to deliver proper essential services. A staff member leaves an elderly woman unattended, knowing she is frail and suffering from dementia. The resident falls and fractures her hip — a permanently disabling and potentially fatal injury at her age and condition. Unfortunately, similar scenes of nursing home negligence occur every day across the Greater Los Angeles area. Many times they are shrugged off as “accidents.”
We know better than that. We have the decades of experience to know when “accidents” occur on purpose or through neglect. He has a solid record of holding long-term care facilities accountable for their negligence, neglect and elder abuse. If you are even slightly suspicious about a loved one’s sudden decline, unexplained injury or death, contact Del Hovden, your Long Beach nursing home abuse attorney. Today!
EXAMPLES OF NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLIGENCE
Our experienced legal team has corrected abusive situations and recovered monetary damages for wrongful death,the pain and suffering, and costs of medical intervention. He has brought claims for all types of injuries resulting from nursing home negligence and abuse, such as:
- Pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores and decubitus ulcers)
- Serious falls (hip fractures, head trauma, broken bones)
- Medication errors
- Medical neglect (untreated illnesses, severe dehydration, malnutrition)
- Assault or sexual assault
- Excessive restraint or sedation
- Punishment/emotional abuse
- Wrongful death
ADVOCATES FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE
Del Hovden stands up for the elderly, people who do not have the power to speak up for themselves. We obtain patient charts and medical records. We research the facility and any specific staff members who may have been involved in the abuse.
Del Hovden asks the tough questions like:
- Is there a pattern of similar complaints?
- Did the nursing home do a criminal background check on the employee?
- Were special care requirements ignored?
- Do staffing levels comply with requirements set forth in California law?
For example, he brought a successful lawsuit on behalf of a career Marine officer recuperating from knee replacement surgery. The standard of care is to turn bedridden patients every few hours to prevent pressure ulcers. Our attorneys demonstrated the lengthy intervals and poor wound care that led to advanced-stage bedsores on his hip and tailbone — open, excruciating wounds that will take years to heal and might even be fatal.
See more examples of our settlements and verdicts for nursing home negligence.
Success is our Practice
You should not have to fight for what you deserve, but sometimes it is necessary. If you find yourself in these circumstances, having Del Hovden fight the insurance companies will leave you more time to get your life back in order. Don’t let an insurance company’s bad faith or unfair business practice rob you of your legal rights.
Call Us If You Would Like A Free Consultation.
He excels at protecting your interests. Should defendants fail to pay, we do not hesitate to bring your claim to court for jury trial.
If you believe that you have a case call us right away for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at 877-959-6606. We can answer your legal questions and clearly explain all your options so that you can make a decision about moving forward with legal action.
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We accommodate the needs of our clients, including meeting them on evenings, weekends, at their home or in the hospital.