Sexual abuse cases are emotional and painful. If you have a case involving elder sexual abuse, you need an experienced and trustworthy California elder sexual abuse lawyer on your side. Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP has handled elder abuse cases for over 30 years, and we are prepared to aggressively represent you. Contact us today.
California Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyer
All elder abuse cases are complicated; however, those involving allegations of sexual abuse are even more so. We understand that these cases come with an added layer of sensitivity, and you can count on a California elder abuse lawyer here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP to compassionately and aggressively represent your interests.
Sexual Abuse Defined
Sexual abuse against an elderly person is defined as any non-consensual sexual contact. Oftentimes, an elderly person with dementia or other mental impairment is unable to consent to sexual contact. This is why it is important to monitor elders residing in long-term care facilities for signs of sexual abuse.
Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse
There are various potential signs that an individual is being sexually abused. Though it is painful, you should always remain on the lookout for the following symptoms:
- Sudden changes in personality
- Panic attacks
- Physical injuries to the genitals
Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Claims in CA
The statute of limitations for elder sexual abuse claims in California is, typically, two years, which means that the claimant must file a lawsuit within two years of the date the abuse occurred. Failing to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires will likely result in the claim being barred.
Contact a California Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyer
When it comes to elder abuse cases, there are few things more important than the legal representation you hire. Our firm has handled elder abuse cases for over 30 years, and we are ready to put our knowledge and dedication to the law to work for you. No matter your circumstances, you can rely on the compassionate, yet aggressive trial attorneys here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP to effectively handle your legal matter. Contact us today so we can get started.