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Bakersfield Elder Abuse Lawyers

The Bakersfield elder abuse lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Clark have the knowledge and expertise necessary to successfully handle your elder abuse case.  If you believe that you are the victim of elder abuse, contact our law firm immediately.

Elder abuse and elder neglect have become widespread in California and across the United States.  It is a serious problem that affects the lives of elderly patients who depend on others for care.  According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone they depend on for care or protection.  In California, elder abuse claims are handled under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, which protects elders from physical abuse, neglect, or poor treatment resulting in pain or mental suffering.


  • Wrongful Death – Living facility employees thought the plaintiff’s mother had a “do not resuscitate” order, but she did not; leaving her to die.
  • Elder Neglect – Plaintiff’s mother had a cervical fracture due to a fall caused in part by negligent supervision.
  • Elder Abuse – Plaintiff is a paraplegic who developed decubitus ulcers on buttocks as a result of negligent care.
  • Elder Neglect – Plaintiff’s father died as a result of Stage III & IV decubitus ulcers on buttocks, and dehydration.

Elder abuse also often occurs in nursing homes, where negligence on the part of these providers can result in severe falls, malnutrition, dehydration, ulcers, and in some cases even death.  In 1987, Congress passed the Nursing Home Reform Act, which requires each state to issue regulations to protect the rights of nursing home residents.

The Bakersfield elder abuse lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Clark have successfully represented victims of elder abuse over the years. If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder abuse, neglect, poor treatment or nursing home negligence, contact the Bakersfield elder abuse lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Clark immediately.

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