The California attorney general has concluded that elder abuse and neglect are an epidemic in California. Attorney Gary Gebler founded The Gebler Firm, PC, to address this epidemic.
What goes on in nursing homes is a travesty that can be remedied. Often loved ones are placed in nursing homes that are understaffed, undertrained and uncaring — with low-paid workers who don't provide good or compassionate care. Meanwhile, conditions that are passed off as "typical, expected or unavoidable" are actually signs of neglect and abuse.
The good news is that there are now state and federal laws that provide special remedies to stem this epidemic. Such remedies include compensatory damages, punitive damages, recovery of attorney fees, and statutory penalties. However, many personal injury attorneys are unaware of these recoverable damages and consequently leave them unrecovered.
At The Gebler Firm, PC, we know the law, and our elder abuse attorneys aggressively fight to hold negligent care facilities accountable. We pursue every available option for obtaining the maximum recovery for our clients, and we seek meaningful nursing home reform that benefits thousands of nursing home residents.
To arrange a free consultation, please call us in Calabasas or Long Beach at 818-876-9600, or contact us online. We represent individuals and families throughout California.
If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of elder neglect or abuse, it is important to know the signs.
Common indicators are bedsores or pressure ulcers, dehydration or malnutrition, foot or leg complications, falls, infections, bladder problems, broken bones, and unexplained bruising. Unfortunately, many cases of nursing home neglect lead to the wrongful death of a vulnerable loved one.
There are ways to evaluate, report and fight back against nursing home neglect and abuse. Our lawyers can guide you through the process and help you seek justice for the mistreatment your loved one has endured.
The Gebler Firm, PC, is a leader in the area of elder abuse law. To speak with an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer, please call 818-876-9600 for a free consultation, or send us an online consultation request. We would be honored to answer your questions and explain the available options for your specific case.