What to Do About Elder Physical Abuse in California

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Any type of physical abuse is completely inappropriate and horrifying. Unfortunately, elder physical abuse is common. If you suspect that your loved one is facing this devastating situation, do not hesitate to give our firm a call today to discuss your legal options with a skilled California elder abuse lawyer. Give us a call today.

How does California portray elder physical abuse?

In most cases, elder physical abuse is easy to catch. Any kind of hitting, including kicking, restraining, punching, or pushing an elderly person that is not in self-defense is most likely deemed an act of physical elder abuse. It’s important to note that acts of elder abuse can happen 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 bring individuals solace knowing that when it comes to elder physical abuse, it is typically much easier to find than financial or emotional abuse. This is because physical abuse generally 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 as a result of being angry or fearful of the abusive individual.

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

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

If you have seen an act of elder abuse or you presume that it is happening to your loved one, it is your responsibility to report the incident as soon as possible. By doing so, you can help in more ways than you may be mindful of. Furthermore, depending on your situation, you may even be legally tied to report the incident to the police or the proper authorities. As a result 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 dedicated and experienced attorney on your side, you can ensure that you and your loved one will receive the support you need during this difficult time. Give us a call today to discuss 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. Contact us today.