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. 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 them accountable for the damage caused by them. We are determined to ensure that they never repeat it.
Elder Abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and financial. Often, an older person's well-meaning family members or acquaintances are falsely accused of 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 person, and children of an elderly parent are just a few of the people who are often accused of elder abuse in Los Angeles.
In many situations, these people are falsely accused. Still, due to the alleged victim's poor memory, the police and prosecutors 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 common 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 cannot handle it. Improper care can lead to pressure sores, broken bones from falls due to lack of supervision, starvation, dehydration, and other problems.
Emotional Abuse: This type of elder abuse can take the form of verbal abuse, such as constantly yelling at someone, isolating them in a room for long periods of time, or similar behavior.
Abuse in nursing homes: This happens when nursing home staff and managers are unable to meet the required care requirements. If you feel that an older person is being abused or neglected, please contact us.
Harassment or sexual abuse: Any sexual interaction with older people without their consent is considered elder sexual abuse. Intentionally touching (directly or through clothing) the genitals, anus, breasts, breasts, mouth, inner thighs, or buttocks is considered abusive sexual contact. Nursing home staff, private home care workers, and community workers are all possible criminals. Because older people cannot clearly articulate what is happening, they are humiliated or threatened with sanctions; most of these abuses go unnoticed.
Financial Abuse of the Elderly: California's elder abuse laws protect older people from not only physical and mental harm but also 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 (or should have known) 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 have had great success in obtaining the following services for our clients in a variety of situations:
Reimbursement for any medical costs incurred as a result of the abuse, any emotional or psychological treatment that may be required, and the costs of transferring to another facility. Damage caused by pain and suffering Punitive damages against the grossly negligent carer or nursing facility for loss of quality of life.
The total amount of compensation achievable in a Los Angeles Elder Abuse Claim will vary depending on the circumstances of each case. This can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the degree of agony and suffering of 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 times when an old or addicted person has shown physical aggression, putting you in danger of injury. We may demonstrate that you had to use force to prevent the threat immediately and that you did not use more force than was required.
Each case is reviewed for contingencies. You don't have to pay anything until we get the 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.
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