Legal Question in Elder Law in California

My dad is in a secured, lockdown facility due to his Alzheimers disease. He recently "escaped" and no one called me to advise and eventually he was found at the hospital with injuries. What liability does this facility have and do I have any recourse?

Asked on 7/01/13, 12:42 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Chris Johnson Christopher B. Johnson, Attorney at Law

Depending on the facts, they may have some liability--I'd recommend talking with an elder abuse attorney to see.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 12:48 pm
Armen Tashjian Law Offices of Armen M. Tashjian

From what you have described, there appear to be a viable negligence claim against the facility. Feel free to contact my office if you need further assistance in this matter.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 1:12 pm
Joel Selik

It is more than negligence, it is Elder Abuse. See an Elder Abuse Attorney

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Answered on 7/01/13, 3:26 pm

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