(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this medical negligence case and its proceedings.)
It is also worth noting that situations similar to those described in this elder abuse case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, U.C. Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Sutter, or any skilled nursing facility.
The Elder Abuse Cause of Action in Plaintiffs’ FAC is Well Pled
In their Demurrer, Defendants haphazardly assert that Plaintiffs claim for elder abuse simply fails to plead facts sufficient to constitute a viable claim. However, in asserting this baseless accusation, Defendants ignore the 30-plus paragraphs of detailed factual allegations which make up the factual basis for Plaintiffs’ elder abuse cause of action. In fact, Plaintiffs’ FAC provides Defendants with more detail than is required by the code. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
The issue here is whether or not Plaintiffs have provided Defendants with sufficient facts such that Defendants are apprised of the basis upon which Plaintiff are seeking recovery. Clearly, Plaintiffs have provided Defendants with more than a sufficient factual basis of the claims against them, including a clear picture of the multiple acts and omissions by Defendants constituting elder abuse. Specifically, Plaintiffs have alleged copious facts in their FAC that clearly elucidate specifically how Defendants’ recklessly neglected Abbey and how they caused her senseless death, including but not limited to all of the following:
(1) that Defendants failed to conduct speech therapy evaluations to document Abbey’s swallowing problem, despite her well known chewing and swallowing problems (FAC, para. 27); (See Part 7 of 12.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.