No one should ever have to worry about whether or not their loved one will suffer from abuse in a nursing home or in-home care setting. Unfortunately, elder abuse occurs regularly in and around the Los Angeles area. At JML Law, we are here to help protect elderly vulnerable and at-risk adults. If you have discovered that your elderly loved one has been physically abused, let our Los Angeles elder abuse lawyers get to work helping you today. Whether your loved one is in a nursing home or other type of care setting, we want to help them get through this.
When we turn to data provided by the National Council on Aging, we can see that approximately one out of every ten elderly people in this country will experience some form of abuse each year. There are some estimates that say as many as 5 million elderly people are abused each year in the United States.
One of the main types of abuse that the elderly endure is physical abuse. Whether inside of a nursing home, another long-term care facility, or in an in-home setting, physical elder abuse is devastating to victims. This type of abuse is meant to inflict direct pain or injuries on an older adult, and can include behaviors such as the following:
Family members and friends of an elderly person need to be vigilant and continually lookout for signs and symptoms that abuse has occurred. Some of the physical symptoms of this type of abuse can include:
Additionally, there are behavioral indicators that abuse has occurred that loved ones should be on the lookout for as well. This can include:
Unfortunately, the signs and symptoms of physical abuse of the elderly are often hard to detect because these signs and symptoms mimic other common issues the elderly may endure as they age. The abusers often use the victim’s age when explaining away certain indicators of abuse. For example, an abuser could claim that a sudden and unexpected fall caused the visible injuries when, in reality, the injuries were caused by abuse.
If you suspect that your elderly loved one has suffered from some type of physical abuse, contact an attorney immediately. At JML Law, our attorneys have extensive experience handling elderly abuse cases arising out of nursing homes and in-home care settings. Our goal is to secure the compensation our clients need, which can include:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.