Elder Abuse Litigation Attorneys Pursue Elder Abuse Throughout California
Caring and committed service to elders and their loved ones throughout the Bay Area and beyond
Elder abuse comes in many forms. Financial elder abuse occurs whenever another person – whether a trusted friend, loved one, caregiver, or stranger – wrongfully takes possession or control of an elder adult’s property. Our experienced attorneys investigate and pursue claims of financial elder abuse through civil and probate courts, as well as mediation, to restore assets wrongfully taken from elders, or from their trusts or estates. We also work with Adult Protective Services, or law enforcement authorities, where appropriate, to protect elders from further harm. We also stand ready to vigorously defend those wrongfully accused of financial elder abuse.
Physical abuse and neglect of an elder may occur whenever a person is entrusted with the care of an elder. As with financial abuse, the abuser may be a paid caregiver or a family member, and the abuse may come in the form of physical harm, neglect, isolation, or even psychological manipulation and cruelty.
An elder care facility may also be liable for the abuse of its residents. When you place an elder loved one under institutional care, you expect professionalism. You expect that the staff will perform at an acceptable standard of care and that your loved one will be treated with dignity and respect. But too often, residents of nursing homes or other senior care facilities suffer abuse and neglect.
If you suspect your loved one has been mistreated, you can rely on Loew Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, for help. We fully investigate allegations of abuse and neglect and hold responsible parties accountable. We can obtain injunctive relief to stop harmful behavior and in many cases recover damages to compensate injured elders, or their families, for their suffering.
Skilled and determined representation in nursing home neglect cases
Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms, resulting in a variety of injuries. Our attorneys are prepared to take legal action in response to:
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Bone fractures
- Failure to use bedrails resulting in falls
- Inappropriate use of restraints
- Medication errors
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Unexplained bruises
- Verbal abuse
Not all of the harm your loved one suffers may be readily apparent. You may notice a change in your loved one’s demeanor, mood or eating habits. Your loved one may seem withdrawn and easily agitated. You may notice weight loss. Nursing home employees and management are often dismissive of visiting relatives’ concerns, claiming their loved one’s failure to thrive at the facility is an inevitable consequence of the infirmity of old age or oncoming dementia. But it’s often a perfectly natural response to abusive treatment. Prompt legal intervention puts the facility on notice and can end your loved one’s torment. In cases where the abuse or neglect has done tangible, provable harm, we can help elders and their families obtain compensation.
Contact our attorneys for assistance with elder abuse issues
If you suspect that your elder loved one has been subjected to financial or physical abuse, or is suffering due to substandard or abusive care, you can take decisive steps to help. Loew Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, provides reliable and aggressive representation to stop the scourge of elder abuse. To schedule a free thirty-minute consultation, call us today at 650.397.8700 or contact our office online.