Elder Physical Abuse in California | What to Know

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If you suspect that your loved one is encountering elder physical abuse, continue reading and give Cowdrey & Jenkins LLP a call today. Our skilled legal team is on your side and will take the necessary steps to ensure your loved one is protected and that his or her rights are defended. Our dedicated California elder abuse lawyer is here for you.

How does California describe elder physical abuse?

In most instances, elder physical abuse is easy to detect. Any sort of hitting, including kicking, restraining, punching, or pushing an elderly person that is not in self-defense is most likely referred to as an act of physical elder abuse. It’s important to mention that acts of elder abuse can occur between a wide array of people, varying from family members to nurses, and doctors to in-home healthcare aides.

What are the best ways to catch this type of physical abuse?

It may also provide individuals comfort knowing that when it comes to elder physical abuse, it is typically much easier to discover than financial or emotional abuse. This is because physical abuse typically leaves marks, such as bruises, scratches, broken bones, and more. In addition to this proof, physical abuse can also be seen in other ways too, for instance in personality changes because of being angry or fearful of the abusive person.

If you or a loved one are facing elder physical abuse, you will not want to suffer alone. You have options. Our legal team will help you each step of the way and make sure that you obtain the justice you need to move on. We look forward to hearing from you.

What steps should I take if I suspect elder physical abuse?

If you have noticed an act of elder abuse or you presume that it is happening to your loved one, it is your responsibility to report the incident right away. By doing so, you can help in more ways than you may be mindful of. Also, depending on your situation, you may even be legally bound to report the incident to the police or the proper authorities. Because of this, if you believe that elder abuse is happening, it is important that you hire the services of a competent California elder abuse lawyer right away. With a reliable and skilled attorney on your side, you can ensure that you and your loved one will obtain the support you need during this difficult time. Give us a call today to examine your legal options and choose the best route for you and your loved one.

Contact our experienced California firm

Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we have significant experience representing clients through a wide array of elder abuse matters, and we are prepared to assist you as well. Contact us today.