Elder abuse of any kind is abhorrent and should never be tolerated. Unfortunately, various types of elder abuse are often unnoticed or under-reported. One of the main types of abuse that can occur in a nursing home or an in-home setting is the physical abuse of the residents. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we are here to help if you suspect that your loved one has been physically abused by nursing home personnel or another caregiver. Our Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys will investigate your case in order to secure any compensation your loved one is entitled to.
Data provided by the National Council on Aging states that approximately one out of every ten Americans aged 65 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Many estimates claim that as many as 5 million elders are abused each year across the country. Unfortunately, this type of abuse is vastly underreported.
There are various types of physical abuse an elderly person can sustain inside a nursing home, long-term care facility, or in an in-home setting. This includes any type of action meant to inflict pain or injury on an older adult, such as:
Family members and friends of those in a nursing home must be vigilant and look out for various signs and symptoms that could indicate that abuse has occurred or is ongoing. This can include physical symptoms such as:
Often, these physical signs and symptoms may not be obvious. It may also be tempting to write off these signs and symptoms as natural processes of aging. However, there are other indicators that physical abuse has occurred that you can look out for, including:
One reason why elder abuse is so underreported is because the perpetrators are often those closest to the victim. This can include family members and friends as well as long-time caregivers in a nursing home or other type of facility.
If you suspect that your loved one has been physically abused in a nursing home or in-home setting, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At The Kaufman Law Firm, our qualified and experienced attorneys will get to work investigating your case in an effort to secure:
When you need a Los Angeles elder abuse attorney after discovering or a loved one has been physically abused, you can contact us for a consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-990-1999.
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