How can I detect elder physical abuse in California?

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If you have any suspicions of elder physical abuse, or you are encountering this unfortunate situation yourself, look no further than our firm to discuss your options with a dedicated and experienced California elder abuse lawyer. Our legal team is prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure you or your loved one is safe.

How does the state of California define elder physical abuse?

Most of the time, elder physical abuse is easy to catch. Any sort of hitting, including kicking, restraining, punching, or pushing an elderly person that is not in self-defense is most likely considered an act of physical elder abuse. It’s essential to recognize that acts of elder abuse can occur between a wide array of people, ranging from family members to nurses, and doctors to in-home healthcare aides.

What is the best way to detect this kind of physical abuse?

It is more of a comfort to mention that when it comes to elder physical abuse, it is easier to find than financial or emotional abuse. This is because physical abuse typically leaves imprints, such as bruises, scratches, broken bones, and more. In addition to this proof, physical abuse can also be seen in other ways too, for example in personality changes as a result of being angry or fearful of the abusive individual.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you or a loved one are facing elder physical abuse. Our legal team will defend you each step of the way and make sure that you receive the justice you need to move forward. We are just one call away.

What should I do if I suspect elder physical abuse?

If you have noticed an act of elder abuse or you suspect that it is occurring, it is your duty to report the incident immediately. By doing so, you can help in more ways than you may be aware of. Additionally, depending on your situation, you may even be lawfully 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 retain the services of a competent California elder abuse lawyer right away. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can assure 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.

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. No one should have to face the issue of elder abuse on their own. Contact us today to learn more about how we can guide you through each facet of the legal process ahead.