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Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney

Whether our elderly loved ones are in the care of a nursing home or a family member, they deserve to be looked after with dignity and respect. However, elder abuse may be more common than previously thought.

At Mancini & Associates, we understand the vulnerable position your elderly loved ones face. Their happiness and well-being are important and must be protected. Our Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and help you hold the abusers accountable for their actions.

Contact our dedicated legal team today for a free evaluation of your claim by clicking here or calling 818-783-5757.

What Kinds of Elder Abuse do California Residents Suffer?

Elder abuse can take many forms. According to the Department of Justice, elder exploitation and abuse is defined as:

  • Financial abuse: The exploitation of an elder’s assets, property, and funds
  • Abandonment and neglect: The willful deprivation of basic needs, like food, water, sanitary care, medical care, and more
  • Physical abuse: The act of hitting, kicking, or inflicting harm or pain
  • Sexual abuse: Unwanted touching, rape, and any other non-consensual sexual activity
  • Mental or emotional abuse: May include threatening behavior, intimidation, verbal abuse, and harassment

If you have become concerned that an elderly loved one is suffering abuse, it is important to know the signs. The most common signs of abuse and neglect include:

  • Frequent bedsores and infections
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Becoming visibly agitated around certain people
  • Unexplained bruises
  • Fractures, broken bones, and head trauma
  • Reluctance to acknowledge or speak about their injuries

Contact Mancini & Associates today to discuss the details of your case. We can help you uncover any critical evidence to stop the abuse and seek the justice you and your loved ones deserve.

How Prevalent is Elder Abuse in Los Angeles?

Unfortunately, many elder abuse victims are often ashamed to come forward. In many cases, abuse victims are afraid of retaliation or that their allegations will be dismissed.

According to RAINN, elder abuse is considered widely underreported. However, recently the National Elder Mistreatment Study conducted by the National Institute of Justice shed light on the growing problem:

  • .6% have experienced a form of sexual abuse or assault
  • 1.6% reported recurring physical abuse
  • 4.6% admitted to suffering emotional abuse
  • 5.1% have reported various types of neglect
  • A family member has financially abused 5.2%

If you suspect elder abuse in the home of a family caregiver or long-term care facility, it is crucial to seek the counsel of an experienced elder abuse attorney to determine what steps you should take next.

Who Typically Commits Elder Abuse in Los Angeles?

It is important to know that elder abuse can come from anyone. Typically, elder abuse is a crime of opportunity and may include those closest to the victim:

  • Nursing home and long-term care facility employees
  • In-home caregivers
  • Family members
  • Family friends and friends of the victim
  • Medical workers

Our attorneys can conduct an investigation into your case and discover who has committed these heinous acts.

Contact the Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorneys of Mancini & Associates Today

When you have an elderly loved one subjected to ongoing abuse, you must act quickly. At Mancini & Associates, our Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys will give you the discreet, compassionate representation you deserve.

Reach out to our dedicated legal team and let us fight for the compensation and closure your loved ones need, including:

  • Compensation for medical expenses
  • Compensation to relocate to another facility
  • Coverage for the cost of care at the current facility
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

Speak to your elder abuse attorney today to discuss what damages your case may qualify to recover. You can schedule a free consultation with Mancini & Associates by clicking here or calling 818-783-5757.

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