Protecting Your Loved Ones By Combating Elder Abuse
When someone you care about is admitted into a nursing home or adult care facility, you expect him or her to be treated with respect and given appropriate care. Your loved ones deserve the best, but unfortunately, many people in nursing homes are treated unfairly or abused by those they trust most.
If you are facing elder abuse or neglect, you can take action against the responsible caretakers, nursing home or facility. Our elder law attorneys at Tatro & Lopez, LLP, have the experience and skill needed to hold negligent parties accountable and aggressively defend you and your loved ones to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Contact our elder law attorneys today for a free consultation.
Financial Elder Abuse
Financial elder abuse is often undetected until a family member or friend senses that an elder is being taken advantage of. Abusers often infiltrate an elder’s life and gain his or her confidence and trust before convincing the elder that turning over assets is in the elder’s best interest. The elder usually is not even aware that he or she is being manipulated. Our attorneys are skilled in detecting financial abuse, and have successfully recovered property on behalf of our elderly clients valued in the millions of dollars.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Serving Individuals And Families
Elder abuse and neglect can take many forms. Such behavior may involve causing physical harm, neglecting to provide care (i.e., assisting in personal hygiene, providing food or administering medication), exploiting finances, isolating or abandoning a patient.
One of the first steps to taking action against elder abuse or neglect is recognizing that it is taking place. Signs include:
- Suspicious weight loss or malnutrition
- Unexplained injuries like bruises, bedsores or scratches
- Changes in behavior such as unexplained/uncharacteristic anger, anxiety, confusion, fear, or depression
- Unhealthy relationship indicators between caregivers and patients (i.e., not letting the elder speak for himself or
- herself, an unwillingness to leave an elder alone with friends and family, or conflicting accounts of incidents or injuries)
Act Today To Protect The People You Care About
If you are concerned that someone you care about is being mistreated, those concerns may be justified. You should take steps to investigate. Our California attorneys can help you determine what issues warrant legal action, what evidence to gather, and what steps to take against the caregiver, medical professional, or facility responsible for the elder abuse or neglect.
We work with our clients one-on-one at all times, giving them direct feedback about their cases and helping them determine what path is most likely to achieve the best results.
Contact us online or by telephone at 858-244-5032. Our offices are conveniently located in the Del Mar Heights and Carmel Valley area of San Diego, just off of Interstate 5 at Del Mar Heights Road.
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