On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Needham Kepner & Fish LLP’s Kirsten Fish will present at The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Travel Seminar at Fairmont Mission Sonoma Inn & Spa. Hosted by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Sonoma Travel Seminar is a weekend-long event that will cover a variety of law topics, including mass tort litigation, employment litigation and… Continue Reading.
Few things are as heart-wrenching for families as having to put an elderly relative into a nursing home or care facility. You did so thinking that he or she would get better care than you could provide on your own. When you discover the people you trusted with your parent or other relative’s care abused them instead, it feels like… Continue Reading.
When an elderly individual slips and falls, the resulting injuries can range from minor bumps or bruises to more serious injuries, including broken bones and even traumatic brain injuries. Studies show that even minor falls which produce non-serious injuries can cause even active elderly individuals to be fearful of another fall. This may cause them to reduce or avoid activities… Continue Reading.
Each year nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States. This means that approximately 10% of our nation’s elderly population reports being emotionally, physically, or financially abused. The sad truth is that these statistics only represent a fraction of the actual cases of elder abuse. Most elder abuse goes unreported.
If you are placing your mother, father, or loved-one in an elderly facility, make sure the security at the facility is excellent. Is there a sign-in book? Does someone ask who you are? Or can you just walk in? It is extremely important to be mindful of the security at the facility; protecting your loved-one from people walking into the… Continue Reading.