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Sherman Oaks Elder Abuse Attorneys

The elderly, who are among the most vulnerable members of society, deserve care, respect, and dignity, especially from those in charge of their care. Unfortunately, they are sometimes targeted for scams, fall victim to neglect, and may be subjected to verbal and/or physical abuses. It is important to know the signs and to immediately report elder abuse to the proper authorities.

If you suspect your loved one is suffering from neglect or abuse, let the experienced legal team of Mancini & Associates provide you with proper guidance. To speak with one of our highly qualified team members and determine if there is a potential case, click here or call 818-783-5757.

How Does California Define Elder Abuse?

Unfortunately, elder abuse in California is an ongoing problem.

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.

What Are the Signs of 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.

Please contact us if you observe any of the following common signs of abuse:

  • 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
  • Sudden changes in testamentary documents, such as wills, trusts, life insurance, etc.
  • Sudden changes in bank account holders, large payments or gifts to caregivers, etc.

How Our Sherman Oaks Elder Abuse Lawyers Can Help

At Mancini & Associates, we have the knowledge, skills, and determination to help you fight for the compensation your elderly loved one deserves.

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

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