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Elder Abuse Lawyers, Law Offices of Kenneth Drake, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley

Woodland Hills Office Serving San Fernando Valley

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“Every year three out of four nursing homes are cited for causing death or serious injury to its residents”
CBS News –Tracking Abuse In Nursing Homes

The Strength of Experience

If an elderly friend or loved one has suffered injury or abuse while a resident at a Board and Care, Assisted Living, or Nursing Home facility, reach out to the experienced and dedicated health care attorneys at Drake & Associates. We have the medical expertise, trial skills, and litigation resources to make those responsible for abusive and negligent care legally and financially accountable for their actions.

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The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society. Sadly, only a small fraction of our elderly population can afford quality elder care and the rest are often forced to live out their remaining years at risk of becoming victims of substandard care, abuse and unconscionable acts of neglect. It has become a national disgrace.

With extensive medical knowledge and over thirty-years of health care trial experience, Kenneth Drake has received among the highest professional ratings among his peers for the depth of his experience and trial skills. Equally important, Ken is dedicated to providing each and every one of his clients with respect, responsiveness and a deep sense of compassion rarely found in the legal profession.

Find out more by calling us toll free and receive a no-charge initial case evaluation by one of our attorneys. Call 800-627-6566 or contact us through our confidential Case Information Form and one of our attorneys will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

If You Can’t Travel To Us – We’ll Travel To You

To better serve you, if you or a loved one is physically unable to visit our office, one of our health care attorneys will visit you at your home or at the elder care facility. The time we take in reviewing your case and our travel is without charge or obligation.

Pay Nothing Until Your Case is Resolved

There are no fees or expenses, unless and until, there is a financial recovery on your case. You must be mindful, however, that every potential claim has a deadline. Delay in bringing your concerns to us can be fatal to your case. You will need to consider that our firm, under law, must perform our due diligence before we can accept your case. This often means investigating the facts and legal issues of the case as well as reviewing pertinent records.

Therefore, if you suspect that you or your loved one is the victim of elder abuse, waste no time in reaching out to us by calling our office today and receive a no-charge initial case evaluation by one of our attorneys. Call 800-627-6566 or fill out our Case Information Form and one of our attorneys will promptly respond to your inquiry.

Law Offices of Kenneth W. Drake & Associates, Inc.
21241 Ventura Blvd. Suite 288
Woodland Hills, Ca. 91364

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Common Signs Of Abuse And Neglect

Detecting elder abuse is not always obvious. The following signs of possible abuse should be taken very seriously, especially if these occur with any frequency:

  • Bruising
  • Bed Sores
  • Aspiration/Pneumonia
  • Severe Depression
  • Choking
  • Malnutrition
  • Fractures
  • Drug Reactions
  • Infections
  • Dehydration

Causes of Abuse Begin With Lowering Your Expectations

Elder care is a competitive business. Although aggressively regulated, the economic forces driving the private elder care industry are to fill as many beds as possible while reducing operational costs at every conceivable level.

Choosing the right elder care provider also means having to depend on the good faith representations of those who manage them. In choosing a facility for your loved one, families are often warned by management to lower their expectations concerning the medical eventualities and increased risk of growing old. In other words, it’s reasonable to expect a decline in health and vitality of their loved one, even from the best of facilities.

Don’t fall for these types of tactics. All too often, these are the very facilities that are obsessed with profit rather than providing quality care.

The true causes of elder abuse can usually be traced back to:

  • Insufficient Operational Oversight
  • Cost Cutting In Nutrition And Food Quality
  • Lack Of Staff Training And Supervision
  • Failure To Adequately Screen Caregivers
  • Negligence – Malpractice And Careless Acts
  • Delay And Unwillingness To Transfer Resident To Hospital
  • Ignoring Patient Emotional Needs
  • Lack Of Attention Causing Social Isolation
  • Psychological Abuse And Intimidation
  • Delay In Care – Failure To Turn And Clean
  • Lowering Nurse-To-Patient Ratio To Cut Costs
  • Lowering Caregiver-To-Patient Ratio To Cut Costs

Woodland Hills Office Serves The Following San Fernando Valley Communities:

  • Calabasas
  • Canoga
  • Encino
  • North Hills
  • North Hollywood
  • Northridge
  • Mission Hills
  • Panorama City
  • Reseda
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Studio City
  • Sun Valley
  • Sunland
  • Tujunga
  • Tarzana
  • Van Nuys
  • West Hills
  • Winnetka
  • Woodland Hills