Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Case Against Timber Ridge Yields $5 Million Verdict

As published in the North Coast Journal, by Linda Stansberry and Sam Armanino, Thursday, January 19, 2017:

Timber Ridge McKinleyville will pay the family of a woman who died under its care $5 million after a jury found the facility liable for wrongful death and elder abuse on Jan. 17. The amount includes $2.5 million in punitive damages.

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Elder Abuse in Humboldt County

In California, Elder Abuse is both a crime and a civil offense.  Unfortunately, it goes unreported for a variety of reasons--embarrassment of the victim, inability of others to identify the issue, or a victim's desire not to pursue the matter against a family member or loved one.
 
Generally, elder abuse is the physical or financial abuse or neglect or other treatment that results in pain and suffering of a person over the age of 65.
 

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