Elder Abuse And Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
We entrust health care professionals at nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities with the health and well-being of our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, many care facilities are corporately owned and managed, and the financial bottom line — rather than your loved one’s health — is often their primary concern. Despite the high cost of nursing care, many nursing homes are understaffed, underequipped and under-resourced.
This can be disastrous for vulnerable patients. A medication mix-up by an overworked or poorly trained attendant can lead to the worsening of a medical condition or wrongful death. Likewise, a lack of care can lead to a resident developing painful and potentially life-threatening pressure ulcers.
Often, problems such as these remain covered up until a relative discovers them during a visit. By then, it may be too late to prevent suffering or permanent injury.
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Attorney Felicia Curran understands these problems. Her advocacy on behalf of vulnerable patients was inspired by her mother, who developed life-threatening pressure ulcers while in a hospital. She has advocated on behalf of her clients in Oakland in the Bay Area and has established a solid record of verdicts and settlements, including a 2004 default judgment for her client of $3,279,463 in an elder abuse pressure ulcer case against a San Pablo nursing home (Cook v. Lenox Healthcare of San Pablo). Through her practice, Ms. Curran has developed a thorough understanding of the types of injuries that result from neglect and abuse. She also understands the underlying management issues (cost cutting to maximize corporate profits) that can lead to such conditions.
She has extensive experience representing the elderly, persons with disabilities and their families in cases under the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, and is a vigorous advocate for clients whose loved ones have been injured by negligent or reckless nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, group homes and other caregivers at California care facilities.
Moreover, Ms. Curran believes all elderly patients deserve dignity. She passionately protects their rights and gives them a voice through her practice.
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Attorney Curran has successfully sought compensation and justice for clients injured by nursing home negligence involving:
- Pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers)
- Wandering (elopement)
- Falls resulting in broken bones and head injuries
- Choking (aspiration)
- Dehydration and/or malnutrition
- Medication errors/overmedication
- Untreated or improperly treated infections/sepsis
- Physical and/or sexual assaults by staff or other residents
- Patient dumping/retaliation against “problem” patients
- Improper use of restraints
- Assaults by staff
- Drugging with antipsychotic drugs not approved for dementia
- Urinary tract infections
- Failures to diagnose serious medical conditions or seek treatment
- Wrongful death
The Law Offices of Felicia C. Curran represents nursing home abuse clients in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area. For more information, please read our frequently asked questions or visit our articles section.
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You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. For more information about our legal services or to schedule a free initial consultation with an elder abuse lawyer, contact us online in Oakland, California, or by calling 510-823-2331.