Elder Abuse is a terrible tragedy in our society. If you are 65 or older, under California law you are an Elder and are entitled to special procedures to be compensated for financial and physical and other forms of abuse. Diamond Baker Mitchell, LLP is focused on zealously asserting the rights of our clients.
Elder Abuse is often thought of as physical abuse, sadly there are many other forms. Abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, caused by neglect, or invasion of one’s privacy. Studies show that fifty percent of the wealth in our country is owned by people over 65 years of age. They can be targets of unscrupulous people. We have obtained substantial recovery of funds lost to elders by financial abuse from unauthorized or inappropriate investments sold to them.
Abuse can occur in skilled nursing facilities and other residential care facilities, or even in one’s own home. The statistical prevalence of elder abuse is staggering. Recent studies have shown that 1/3 of all nursing homes have been cited for abuse violations, and a half million elders have been abused in their own homes.
Not to be lost in the mix is elder financial abuse. Though we see it, tragically, perpetrated by family members and close friends to take advantage of the estate certain of our elders have worked hard to accumulate, we also see it in quick sales businesses, like time-shares or television solicitations.
Either way, we have seen it and are ready, willing and able to work tirelessly to try and help the victims of these predatory abuses.
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