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Sherman Oaks Elder Abuse Attorney

Our elderly loved ones deserve care, respect, and dignity, especially from those in charge of their care. Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable members of society. Frailer bodies and minds are sometimes targeted for scams, fall victim to neglect, and can be subjected to abuses. It is important to know the signs and report elder abuse immediately.

If you suspect your loved one is suffering from neglect or abuse, let the talented legal team of Mancini & Associates fight to protect their rights. Call a Sherman Oaks elder abuse attorney today for a free consultation. To speak with one of our highly qualified team members call 818-783-5757.

How Does California Define Elder Abuse?

Unfortunately, elder abuse in California is a persistent problem. The National Center on Elder Abuse has reported:

  • More than 6 million cases of elder abuse and neglect each year
  • 11% of all cases are in California
  • Women are 35% more likely to suffer abuse
  • 33% of alleged abusers are family members

Abuse and neglect are generalized terms that refer to any “knowing, intentional, or negligent act” by another, usually a caregiver. There are several types of elder abuse and neglect defined as follows:

  • Physical abuse: the act of inflicting harm, pain, or injury through tangible means, like slapping or hitting.
  • Neglect: the failure to provide basic needs or care, including food, shelter, health needs, or protection
  • Sexual abuse: non-consensual sexual contact
  • Emotional or psychological abuse: using means to inflict distress, humiliation, intimidation, anguish, or other mental pain
  • Abandonment: to leave or desert a vulnerable elder after assuming caretaking responsibilities
  • Financial abuse: to take advantage or exploit a vulnerable elder to gain money, property, or other resources for personal profit

The National Elder Mistreatment Study conducted by the National Institute of Justice set out to see how prevalent elder abuse is across America. According to their findings:

  • 4.6% of elders in the household have experienced emotional abuse
  • 1.6% claims to have experienced physical abuse
  • 5.2% have experienced financial abuse by a family member
  • 5.1% have suffered neglect
  • .6% have experienced a form of sexual abuse or assault

What Are the Signs of Sherman Oaks Elder Abuse?

If you believe a loved one has fallen victim to abuse or neglect, or if you are the abused, it is important that you know you are not alone. The dedicated legal team at Mancini & Associates is here to help.

Our Sherman Oaks elder abuse lawyers are experienced with the common signs of abuse and neglect. Please contact us if you observe any of the following:

  • Bedsores & infections
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Reluctance to speak about their injuries
  • Becoming emotionally and visibly agitated
  • Unusual and sudden changes in behavior, including fear of being touched, sucking, biting, rocking
  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • In severe cases of abuse, head trauma, and broken or fractured bones
  • Being frequently ill
  • Unsanitary conditions

How Our Sherman Oaks Elder Abuse Lawyers Can Help?

At Mancini & Associates, consulting with an elder abuse attorney in Sherman Oaks can help you understand and explore your options. The rights of the elderly need to be protected. We have the knowledge, skills, and determination to secure the compensation your elderly loved one deserves.

Contact Mancini & Associates today by clicking here or calling 818-783-5757 for a free consultation.

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