Elder Abuse Litigation

Los Angeles Elder Abuse Lawyer

Providing Compassionate Representation & Aggressive Advocacy for our Elderly

The elderly community represents one of the most vulnerable segments of society across the United States. From financial abuse, to physical harm and negligent care, millions of senior citizens have fallen victim to abuse, often from those they least suspect would do them harm.

Elder abuse litigation, headed by a talented and compassionate Los Angeles elder abuse attorney, is often the best avenue to get the justice and compensation you and your loved ones deserve. The Alden Law Firm of Los Angeles can handle a broad range of elder abuse issues ranging from the mundane to the exceedingly complex.

The Alden Law Firm of Los Angeles knows how emotionally challenging and difficult it can be to deal with the abuse of an elder you care about, or even for yourself. The firm can provide a caring and dedicated elder abuse attorney to represent you and get the results you deserve.

Elder Abuse – a Growing and Concerning Problem in Los Angeles According to the National Council on Aging, around 10{a2fd7cbd6de74edbf18dbaf476326a656d0e838909dec48b531d3bb8b220d69b} or one out of every 10 senior citizens have experienced some type of elder abuse. This estimate places elder abuse cases nationwide at a staggering 5 million each and every year.

Don’t let your loved ones fall victim or continue to be abused. Help them get the care, support, justice, and compensation they deserve by calling us today. A talented elder abuse attorney can help you understand your options and fight vigorously on your behalf.

What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse encompasses a broad range of circumstances. However, the common aspect to all elder abuse cases is that it involves someone over the age of 65 years old being financially exploited or harmed by another person.

California has enacted legislation specifically to protect our aging population. The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) gives elderly individuals or their families the ability to sue perpetrators in civil court.

No matter the perpetrator, from close family members, to friends, neighbors, caregivers, etc., the Alden Law Firm of Los Angeles can assist victims and their families in getting the justice and compensation they deserve through elder abuse litigation.

Types of Elder Abuse Includes:

  • Financial Exploitation: Stealing, controlling, hiding, and/or using the financial resources of an elder individual by another party. This can exist in the form of someone taking advantage of an elderly person’s lack of mental capacity.
  • Willful Deprivation: Denying or withholding shelter, medication, food, medical care, medical devices, physical assistance, or exposing that individual to mental, emotional or physical harm.
  • Physical Abuse: Inflicting injury, pain or physical harm
  • Confinement: Holding hostage, isolating or restraining an elder individual from other individuals or places.
  • Neglect: Such as failure to provide necessities of life such as food, water, clothing, shelter, heat, medical care, and more.
  • Sexual Abuse: Unconsensual intercourse, fondling, touching or other sexual activity
  • Emotional Abuse: Threats of harassment, intimidation, harm, and more.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

The signs of elder abuse can sometimes be subtle, hidden and difficult to spot. However, having an understanding of what to watch out for can help identify potential issues early on, allowing you to take interventional action as soon as possible.

If you suspect any of the following don’t hesitate to reach out. We can investigate the case, uncover evidence, advise you of your options and help you every step of the way.

Potential Signs of Financial Elder Abuse:

  • Missing money or assets
  • Unaccounted for expenses
  • No answer, or suspicious answers from those in charge of accounts
  • A sudden or gradual increase in “expenses”
  • A power of attorney, or other agent, who is abusing their authority
  • Control or access to financial accounts provided to a third party
  • Large or expensive “gifts” or “gifting” to third parties

Signs of Neglect Consistent with Abuse:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Distressed appearance
  • Sudden weight loss

Physical Signs Consistent with Potential Elder Abuse:

  • Unexplained bruising, scratches, or scarring
  • Presence of bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Falling/falls or slips
  • Errors in medication or overdoses
  • Untimely or unexplained death

Behavioral or Emotional Changes

  • Fear
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Isolation
  • Frequent crying
  • Agitation
  • Unusually quiet

Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney Ready to Fight for You

The Alden Law Firm of Los Angeles is more than another law firm. The firm has a true passion for helping clients and standing up for what is right and just. The Alden Law Firm of Los Angeles has the experience, dedication, passion, resources, and reputation needed to help you win your case and get the compensation you or your loved ones deserve.

If you or your loved one has suffered financial, physical or mental harm as a result of elder abuse, do not hesitate to reach out today.

With extensive experience in litigation, The Alden Law Firm of Los Angeles has the talent and know how to position your case for the best possible outcome.

Call or message today for a free no obligation consultation.

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611 Wilshire Blvd # 310

Los Angeles, CA  90017

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