Common Questions About Elder Abuse
Answers from a Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorney
What should I do if I suspect that my relative is being abused in a nursing home?
If you observe signs of abuse, the first step is to report it to the authorities,
and the second step is to contact a Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer from
Norman Taylor & Associates. We will manage the case with regard to
pursuing compensation and justice. Never hesitate if you suspect abuse
or neglect is taking place; the incidence of abuse in nursing homes is
high, and taking action to protect your loved one could actually save
What are the signs of elder abuse?
There are specific observable signs that abuse is taking place. Bruising
from restraints, dehydration, malnutrition, lack of hygiene, bed sores,
infections, fractures, falls, flinching away from physical contact, or
a loved one that appears to be constantly overmedicated could be indicators
of neglect or abuse. Emotional abuse, such as yelling or isolation can
lead to your loved one becoming withdrawn and uncommunicative. When you
are never allowed to visit with your relative alone, this could be an
indicator of emotional abuse.
If a caretaker does not appear to be caring for a relative correctly, what
should I do?
Many vulnerable elderly individuals become the victims of caregivers or
even family members who take advantage of their frail condition for financial
gain, or simply fail to care for them properly with regard to nutrition,
hygiene or other issue. These matters must be taken up both by the authorities
as well as with the help of a
Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer who can take legal action to protect your loved one from further neglect or abuse.
What legal action can be taken in cases of elder abuse?
The firm can advocate for the rights of the dependent adult, and can take
action to protect them from further abuse or neglect. These actions should
be initiated immediately, as the delicate health and frailty of the elderly
makes them exceptionally vulnerable to health problems or even loss of
life. Each case is unique, and how it is addressed legally will be based
upon the individual circumstances. The first step is to ensure that the
abuse is brought to an immediate stop. Your relative is in danger; they
need to have the respect and care that they deserve, and the firm can help.
Contact us today or fill out a free
case evaluation to enlist the legal support you deserve during your case.