Nursing homes are responsible for the conduct of their employees, the conditions of their facilities, and the general welfare of those who are in their care. Additionally, nursing homes are required to comply with state and federal regulations governing the health codes, licensing requirements, and staffing.
When neglect and abuse occur, it's not uncommon to find violations of state and federal regulations and a failure on the part of management to properly supervise the staff. At the law office of Peach & Weathers, our attorneys work with investigators, state inspectors, health professionals, and other experts in exposing health and safety violations, improper staffing, and general negligence on the part of nursing homes.
California civil law allows for compensation by relative of individuals who have died due to the negligent or intentional (criminal) actions of others. Under California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60-377.62 persons who can bring a wrongful death cause of action include "the decedent's surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession".
Elderly victims of abuse and negligence are often some of the most vulnerable in our society. Our firm cares for the rights of the elderly and will aggressively fight for their representation. Our attorneys will make sure that your rights are protected and will take measures to alert the proper authorities and take all needed measures to ensure their future safety.
To learn more about how we can help you and what your legal options are in holding negligent nursing homes accountable for your love one's injuries,contact the law office of Peach & Weathers today.