Poway, CA Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Senior abuse is an all-too-common problem across California. Approximately 5% of seniors live in some type of nursing home or assisted living facility but one-quarter need nursing home care at some point. Nearly 25% of residents in nursing homes experience some type of abuse or neglect at some point.

The Most Common Types of Elder Abuse in Poway Nursing Homes:

  • Neglect or isolation
  • Financial Abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional or psychological abuse

California PC 368 makes elder abuse a serious crime and affords victims the right to damages in a successful claim against the at-fault parties. If you suspect abuse, you can report it to Adult Protective Services then contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney in Poway to seek justice and compensation for your loved one's suffering.

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Seniors and their family members can choose from several types of licensed, regulated forms of care that offer varying levels of medical and non-medical care.

  • Home Care Organizations are licensed providers of home health aides who provide non-medical care at the senior's home.
  • Assisted living facilities are licensed to provide non-medical services in a home-like facility.
  • Nursing homes are licensed long-term care facilities that provide non-medical and medical care by licensed medical providers on-site.

Seniors make up 16% of the Poway population. There are over 6,800 seniors in the city served by 3 nursing homes and 21 assisted living and senior care facilities.

Assisted living and long-term care facilities are both subjected to inspections by the Department of Public Health. When choosing a Poway, CA care facility for your loved one, you can review Medicare ratings and check for prior violations and complaints.

Seniors have the right to be free of neglect, mistreatment, and abuse, regardless of the care setting and providers. If you believe your loved one has been mistreated, it's important to report the abuse so it can be investigated and stopped before contacting the compassionate nursing home neglect lawyers at Berman & Riedel, LLP.

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If you suspect a loved one has been abused or neglected in a long-term care facility, a caring Poway nursing home abuse attorney at Berman & Riedel, LLP can serve as an advocate for your loved one to seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve.

Berman & Riedel, LLP has recovered more than $100 million for our clients who have suffered abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.

After reporting the suspected abuse, we encourage you to take notes and photos that may be helpful in proving the abuse. The next step is calling Berman & Riedel, LLP at (858) 240-9340 to schedule a consultation with our nursing home abuse law firm to fight for your loved one's rights and dignity.

Poway Nursing Homes LIST

Name & Info (See Legend)Address & PhoneRating
Boulder Creek Post Acute
FP, MC & MA
141
12696 Monte Vista Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 487-6242
1
Poway Healthcare Center
FP, MC & MA
144
15632 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 485-5153
3
Villa Pomerado D/P Snf
GOV, MC & MA
198
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 613-4545
3

Table Legend

Ownership: FP - For Profit, NP - Non Profit, GOV - Government
(Beds): # of beds allowed under license
Certification: (MC - Medicare, MA - Medicaid, MC & MA - Medicare & Medicaid)
Rating: Overall rating by Medicare (1 to 5 stars, as of 9/2019)

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The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis. This type of agreement means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees out-of-pocket for legal representation. Attorneys’ fees are also contingent on the outcome of your case.

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There is no way to determine the exact value of a personal injury case, especially early in your case. However, an experienced attorney can give you an estimated range based on their experience with similar cases.

There are many factors that may influence the value of your case, such as:

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Some damages are easy to calculate, such as lost wages and medical bills. Calculating the value of diminished earnings for the rest of your life or future medical needs; however, may require the help of experts. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering have no intrinsic financial value. These damages are challenging to calculate. 

If your case goes before a jury, you may potentially be able to recover more than you could through a settlement. However, this introduces a new element of risk: the jury. The circumstances of your accident and even how sympathetic you or the defendant are can influence the outcome.

During your consultation, and throughout your case, we will help you understand how these factors influence your case. We will also work tirelessly to document the value of all your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

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The vast majority of cases are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement outside of court. Very few personal injury cases actually go to trial, but it is more likely if the facts in your case are in dispute, a legal issue is being contested, or you have a high-value case.

An experienced lawyer will build your case as if it will go to trial from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence, the more likely a fair settlement will be reached.

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If your case involves mostly property damage or minor injuries, you likely do not need a lawyer to handle a claim with the insurance company. The more serious your injuries, or the more complex your case, the more important it becomes to seek experienced legal counsel.

Remember that the insurance company is not on your side, even if the insurance adjuster seems sympathetic and you receive a settlement offer. If you are being blamed for your accident or sustained serious injury, a lawyer will help you protect your rights and build the strongest case possible. This includes calculating the full value of your current and future losses.

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