1 in 10 Elderly Americans Will Suffer Elder Abuse
People of every age and ability deserve to live lives of dignity. When elderly people are abused or neglected, they deserve the protection of the law. At the Jachimowicz Law Group law firm in San Jose, California, we help elderly people and their families obtain compensation for elder abuse and neglect.
Laws against elder abuse do not protect just the elderly, but any dependent adult, from abuse and neglect. For example, a younger adult in a nursing home who is dependent on others for care because of mental disability such as a traumatic brain injury, autism or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is also protected by elder abuse laws. All vulnerable adults who are dependent on others for care must be protected from financial, emotional and physical abuse.
Stopping Elder Abuse
If you suspect a loved one is being abused — financially, emotionally, or physically — talk to the elder abuse attorneys at our San Jose law firm.
- Is your loved one in a nursing home? Have you noticed signs of neglect? Report nursing home negligence and talk to a lawyer about preventing neglect in the future as well as compensation for past neglect. Neglect may include medication mistakes (or deliberate overmedication), dehydration, malnutrition, bedsores and evidence of falls.
- Nursing home abuse can occur when the staff is poorly selected, trained or supervised. Sometimes elder abuse is caused by one nursing home resident abusing another, a situation that indicates poor supervision of patients. If falls, broken bones or bruises are unexplained, if a nursing home resident seems suddenly fearful or if you suspect any type of abuse, including sexual abuse, our elder abuse attorneys can advise you about your options.
- Often, vulnerable elderly people are victims of fraud and financial abuse. Even trusted family members and financial advisers are sometimes guilty of defrauding elderly people. Some businesses offer false promises to elderly people. If a loved one is the victim of theft or fraud, tell us about it.
Do not lose your right to sue. By filing a claim quickly, you will protect your rights.
Build A Path To Justice
Contact our San Jose law office today to speak directly with an attorney about your personal injury case. Your consultation is free. All of our fees for personal injury cases are contingency based, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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