Irvine Elder Abuse Law Firm

Irvine Elder Abuse Law Firm


Del Hovden — Fighting to Protect You and Loved Ones From Elder Abuse


An unfortunate side effect of the Baby Boomer generation has resulted in an increase in elder abuse. There are state and federal laws that govern the level of care that must be provided to those that are residing in a nursing home or managed care facility. There are also laws that protect elders against financial, emotional, and physical abuse. Del Hovden, at the Irvine law firm of Moss & Hovden, is dedicated to representing the rights of elderly and the incapacitated; individuals who have been injured due to elder abuse or neglect. If you have a loved one that has sustained a nursing home injury or another type of elder abuse, contact Del Hovden, your Irvine elder abuse law firm today. Get a free initial consultation.


Neglect is the failure to care for a person in a manner which would prevent and avoid harm. It stops the pain or reacts to halt a situation which may be deemed harmful. It is possible for neglect to be intentional, but it frequently is not. Injuries from neglect can be life-threatening and require extensive medical care. Some of the types of injuries that often result from neglect include:

  • Bedsores (also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers)
  • Broken bones and head injuries from falls
  • Illness from medication errors
  • Untreated illnesses
  • Severe dehydration
  • Malnutrition

Neglect can be the result of too high of a patient-to-staff ratio or the improper training of individuals providing care, caregiver burnout,  among many other reasons for neglect. Regardless of the reason, neglect must never be tolerated. Action should be taken right away to see that no further neglect is committed in the future.


Unlike neglect, which can be unintentional or intentional, abuse is definitively intentional. The intentional causing of pain or harm is considered abuse. It can be physical, mental, verbal, psychological or sexual, and can include intimidation, corporal punishment, and unreasonable seclusion. Some examples of abuse injuries can include:

  • Sores from excessive restraint
  • Memory or functional problems from over-sedation
  • Broken bones (fractures), abrasions and lacerations from punishment
  • Fears and emotional distress
  • Loss of trust
  • Bruising, cuts and abrasions from sexual assault

Abuse injuries can cause financial, mental, psychological or emotional. Those may never heal. Elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable to extended distress. We handle abuse cases extremely aggressively, as no one’s health, safety, and well-being should ever be at risk. No one should have advantage taken of them.

Irvine Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, a severe situation may occur where there has been nursing home neglect or elder abuse resulting in the death of an individual. This death would be deemed a wrongful death if it was due to the neglect or abuse and was preventable. Our firm is dedicated to holding the negligent or abusive parties responsible for the death by filing a wrongful death lawsuit and pursuing compensation for the losses.

No one should have to deal with the nursing home injuries that a loved one has suffered. Let our experienced Irvine elder abuse law firm, Del Hovden, help you take immediate action to stop the abuse or neglect and seek justice. Call us right away!

Call DEL HOVDEN — Success is our Practice

You should not have to fight for what you deserve, but sometimes it is necessary. If you find yourself in these circumstances, having Del Hovden fight the insurance companies will leave you more time to get your life back in order. Don’t let an insurance company’s bad faith or unfair business practice rob you of your legal rights.

Call Del Hovden if you would like a free consultation

He excels at protecting your interests. Should defendants fail to pay, Del Hovden does not hesitate to bring your claim to court for jury trial.

If you believe that you have a case call us right away for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at 877-959-6606 with an elder abuse law firm. We can answer your legal questions and clearly explain all your options so that you can make a decision about moving forward with legal action.



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