Stuart Chandler is a memeber of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

Chandler Law – Giving the Elderly a Voice

Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, home health providers, financial advisers and even family members often treat the elderly as sources of income rather than as valuable members of the community. At The Chandler Law Firm in Fresno, our elder abuse advocates work to protect senior citizens from elder abuse and neglect that is running rampant in today’s society. Stuart Chandler has been a tireless advocate for the elderly and is recognized as one of the top elder abuse and nursing home attorneys in the Central Valley. To learn how the Chandler Law Firm and Stuart Chandler can help you or your loved one fight back and protect the health and welfare of you or a family member, call (559) 431-7770 or fill out our detailed case questionnaire today.

Nursing home abuse and neglect is inexcusable.

As an industry, assisted care facilities and nursing homes are not doing a good job of caring for residents. In too many facilities, money is more important than simply meeting obligations to residents.

  • Elder care facilities are often understaffed.
  • Many do not do an adequate job of screening, training and supervising their staff.
  • Many elderly care facilities do not have staff that are qualified and trained to perform the job functions for which they are hired.

The results of elder abuse is frightening:

  1. Neglected residents can suffer from bed sores. When decubitus ulcers become infected, they often result in bone infection and/or lost limbs.
  2. Improperly supervised residents can wander off. Outside the home, they can be hit by cars, be attacked, fall down and break bones.
  3. Neglected nursing home residents may get improper medications and may suffer from malnutrition and dehydration.

When nursing homes do not meet the appropriate standard of care, when they are challenged in court, when they are made to pay compensation for elder abuse and neglect, there is more of an incentive to treat residents with the care they deserve. The Chandler Law Firm has years of success and experience in fighting against nursing home abuse and neglect. Many elderly people are victims of financial abuse.


Elder abuse becomes possible when seniors become confused about what is happening and individuals and/or businesses behave like vultures and take advantage of that confusion.

Some Examples
  • Insurance companies sell life insurance policies to people in their 80s.
  • Mortgage companies refinance homes offering immediate cash and delivering predatory loans.
  • Relatives drain bank accounts and transfer property in the guise of helping.

Elder Abuse in Recent News

Corporate giant Allianz was indicted on RICO charges for selling deferred annuities to the elderly. On March 4, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued its latest ruling in the long-running consolidated class-action saga Negrete v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of North America (No. CV 05-6838) and Healey v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of North America (No. CV 05-6838). In this ruling, Judge Christina Snyder dismissed Allianz’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, finding that plaintiffs’ claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c) (RICO) and California’s “elder abuse” statute, Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 15610 et seq. (Elder Abuse Act), could proceed. Elder Abuse occurs more often than you think, in fact it is unfortunately, very common.

When elderly people are subjected to physical or financial abuse, you need an experienced attorney and staff to handle your case. The advocates at Chandler Law in Fresno want to hear about it and help you. Stuart Chandler is well recognized as a top lawyer in the area for Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Abuse in the Central Valley and Fresno. Contact us at (559) 431-7770 and let us know how we can help. We represent clients in Fresno, the Central Valley and throughout the State of California.