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Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Lawyer

As the patriarchs and matriarchs of our family, our eldest loved ones deserve to age with grace and decorum. We all want to remember the time when they were physically and mentally strong, but at some point we must all face the reality that our eldest family members may soon become dependent on the care and compassion of others.

As they embark on their golden years, many senior citizens will have to turn to nursing homes and other care facilities for their care. When this decision has been made, we expect the caretakers to provide a high level of care and respect. Regrettably, nursing home neglect and abuse is a heartbreaking reality that many face every day.

California nursing homes are required by law to provide a specific standard of care to all patients. Failure to meet the needs of the patients is a form of abuse and should be immediately reported to your local law enforcement and the associated government agencies. Seeking the counsel of an attorney is also highly recommended to take the case to the next level.

In an effort to cut costs and increase profits, many nursing homes have been known to violate health and safety standards and hire employees that lack the proper training or education.

The California Attorney General’s office recently doubled the size of its elder abuse division after a study found that:

Four Categories Of Elder Abuse

The law defines elder abuse as any type of abuse or neglect against someone who is 65 years old or older. This distressing and tragic abuse is categorized into four main types of abuse.

Physical Abuse
Physical abuse includes any action that willfully inflicts bodily harm on the individual and may include, but is not limited to:

Signs of physical abuse can include:

Neglect can include many different situations and is not limited to the following:

Signs of neglect can include:

Emotional abuse can come in several forms, including:

Signs of emotional abuse can include:

Financial abuse can include many different situations, but are most commonly associated with:

Signs of financial abuse can include:

Los Angeles County nursing homes are required by law to provide the following to all of their residents:

What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse in Los Angeles County, CA

If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or is currently being abused in a nursing home, you must do the following:

At the Los Angeles County Law Offices of Brent A. Duque, we maintain a staff of a highly professional, dynamic, aggressive and successful elder abuse attorneys who represent injured people through our offices that stretch across Southern California. Time limitations apply to any injury claim you might have, so for purposes of investigating a possible case and possibly preserving evidence, it’s best for you to contact us immediately after an injury or case of neglect. Contact the Los Angeles County law office of Brent A. Duque at 877-241-9554 for a free consultation and case evaluation. You can even use our online contact form, and we’ll reply to you quickly.

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