Physical, financial, or emotional abuse or neglect of an older person or person with a disability is known as elder abuse. Anyone over the age of 65 is considered an elderly person and may be subject to elder abuse. A dependent adult is someone between the ages of 18 and 64 who has a physical or mental disability that prevents them from leading a normal life. Nursing homes, private homes, hospitals, and retirement communities are where elder abuse can occur.
The Amerberg Law Group is a group of lawyers committed to defending abused seniors. We intend to hold accountable those who impart damage onto helpless senior or elder groups. We are determined to ensure that these horrible acts of elder abuses are never repeated by those held liable.
Elder Abuse can take many forms, including abuse in the form of physical, emotional, and financial harm. Often, an older person's well-meaning family members or acquaintances are falsely accused of facilitating elder abuse. Relatives who have volunteered for an elderly person for years, caregivers in that person's home or care facility, and neighbors caring for a widowed or homebound persons, and children of an elderly parent are just a few of the individuals who are often wrongfully accused of elder abuse in Los Angeles.
In many situations, these people are falsely and wrongfully accused. Still, based on the recollections of the alleged victim's poor memory, the police and prosecutors may assume that there has been violence and will try to prosecute anyone they suspect has attacked the elderly person. Although physical abuse is the most prevalent type of elder abuse, there are other types of elder abuse.
Physical abuse can occur as a result of direct physical contact, such as hitting or kicking. In most cases, this is the result of negligence. Someone who has been tasked with caring for an elderly person that cannot handle the pressures of this occupation may resort to perpetrating unacceptable acts of elder abuse. Improper care can lead to pressure sores, broken bones from falls due to lack of supervision, starvation, dehydration, and other life-threatening injuries and conditions in elderly populations.
Different types of elder abuse may manifest in some of the following forms:
Emotional Abuse: This type of elder abuse can take the form of verbal abuse, which may include but is not limited to constantly yelling at an elderly person, isolating them in a room for extended periods of time, or similar perpetrating similar patterns of verbally and emotional abusive behavior.
Abuse in nursing homes: This happens when nursing home staff and managers are unable to meet the compulsory care requirements. If you feel that an older person is being abused or neglected in a nursing home environment, please contact us.
Harassment or sexual abuse: Any unwarranted and unwanted sexual interaction with an elderly individual without his or her explicitly consent is considered elder sexual abuse. Intentionally touching (directly or through clothing) the genitals, anus, breasts, mouth, inner thighs, or buttocks of an elderly individual is considered abusive sexual contact. Nursing home staff, private home care workers, and community workers are all possible criminals. Because older people are sometimes unable to clearly articulate or comprehend what is happening, they are humiliated or threatened with sanctions; most of these sexual abuses go unnoticed.
Financial Abuse of the Elderly: California's elder abuse laws protect older people not only from physical and mental harm but also from financial harm. Acts of fraud, theft, forgery, document embezzlement, or impersonation of property or personally identifiable information of an elderly or dependent adult; knowing that the victim is an elderly or adult dependent, in accordance with Penal Code 368 PC.
If you commit a financial crime knowing that the victim is elderly or incapacitated, you face severe punishment under 368 PC.
If you believe your elder loved one has been harmed by a caregiver, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Our Los Angeles-based Elder Abuse Lawyers at Amerberg Law Group has had great success in obtaining the following services for our clients in a variety of situations:
The total amount of compensation achievable in a Los Angeles Elder Abuse Claim will vary depending on the individual circumstances of each case. This can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the degree of agony and suffering incurred by the victim, the blatant behavior of the accused abuser, and other factors.
Whether your case concerns nursing home abuse, nursing home negligence, or any other type of elder abuse, our staff is ready to put our expertise to work for you. Our criminal lawyers can prove that you acted in self-defense or to protect another person in some situations. There have been instances when an elderly or incapacitated person has shown physical aggression, putting you in danger of injury. We may demonstrate that you had to use force to prevent the threat of immediate harm, and that you did not use force in excess of what was required in the given circumstances.
Each case is reviewed for closely contingencies. You don't have to pay anything until we get the desired results. Contact us now for a free consultation to learn more about what our Los Angeles injury attorneys and Los Angeles elderly abuse attorneys can do for you.