Civil Case Types – Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse cases most often involve pressure ulcers, falls or inappropriate restraints leading to injury. Familiarity with the multi-factoral issues that cause pressure ulcers and the standards of care related to prevention and treatment is key to determining if a breach occurred. We are also able to differentiate between unavoidable falls and those relating to the implementation of an inadequate plan of care. We have knowledge regarding the regulations surrounding chemical and physical restraints: This information is critical to determining if the restraints were used appropriately, and whether injury could have been avoided.