Delaney v. Baker

Lesley was co-counsel in this groundbreaking case that went all the way to the California Supreme Court. After a substantial jury verdict against a nursing home based on elder abuse, the nursing home appealed, contending that California’s Elder Abuse Act (with its special remedies to punish “reckless neglect” of elders) should not apply to nursing homes. Fortunately, both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the Elder Abuse Act applies to all health care providers, ensuring that elders and their families have a means of enforcing their rights under the law to dignified, competent care.

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