California has one of the highest rates of elder abuse in the United States. As we continue our fight against elder abuse, informing the public on the signs and symptoms has become ever important.
In the latest case, an Oceanside elderly woman was pushed out of a doorway down a set of 3 steps by her caregiver. Luckily there was surveillance video of the altercation. The caregiver was brought in and charged with murder / elder abuse of Margaret Wood, a 94 year old woman from Oceanside, California.
Margaret had passed away 11 weeks after the incident from the injuries she received (cracked skull and broken nose). Before she passed she was able to record her testimony to use in the trial against the perpetrator.
The caregiver of whom assaulted Margaret was identified as William Sutton. William had been taking care of her for two years before the incident.
Sutton may face up to a life sentence in prison for this crime.
Elder Abuse in Los Angeles and Throughout California
If you or a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, always know that you are not alone. In addition to helpful resources across this website and the internet, there are also law firms that you can count on for protecting your rights.
The Peck Law Group elder abuse attorneys have over 46 years of experience in bringing those responsible for the abuse of the elderly to justice. Reach out today for your free case evaluation by using the contact form on this site or by calling 866-999-9085.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.