Elder Abuse

Kenneth Chin, a 73 year old dementia patient, was dropped off at the wrong location, went missing for ten days, and was found dead a mile away from his home.  A lawsuit filed by an attorney for the family states that MEDSAM Enterprises, San Francisco Paratransit and Jewish Family and Children’s services (JFCS) as well as the shuttle driver, Eugene Pearlman, were negligent and are liable for elder abuse. 

Mr. Chin boarded the defendants shuttle van on February 24, 2011 and was supposed to be dropped off at his assisted living facility; however, the shuttle driver dropped him off at the wrong location. Due to Mr. Chin’s condition, the shuttle driver was required to walk Mr. Chin to the door of the facility.  Then, to make matters worse, JFCS was notified of Mr. Chin’s missing arrival, but failed to make any effort to find him.  By the time Mr. Chin’s family was notified, the day was ending and a downpour began, making searching very difficult.  Mr. Chin was tragically found dead ten days later off the side of a path.

Have you or someone you know been a victim of negligence or elder abuse? Do you know someone who has been a victim of wrongful death?

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