California was one of a handful of states that did not allow plaintiffs to sue for pain and suffering damages in wrongful death cases.
One of the most common causes of nursing home abuse and neglect is understaffing. When there aren’t enough nurses, techs, or aides to work on a shift, employees become overworked, tired, and more prone to make a mistake.
Residents living in nursing homes and other congregate living centers have been more at risk of Covid-19 outbreaks during the pandemic than the rest of the population.
Assisted living facilities like nursing homes should be safe spaces where seniors can receive proper medical care in a setting which offers a good quality of life.
Sexual abuse in nursing homes is a serious issue plaguing extended care facilities in California and across the country.