Dedicated Temecula Attorneys For Elder Abuse Matters

In California and across the nation, our elderly population is growing. This results in more people residing in nursing home or other senior care facilities. Elderly people often have physical or mental conditions that make them vulnerable to abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers.

If your loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or neglect, The Ellis Firm, APLC, can help you pursue legal justice. Our El Centro attorneys care about the well-being of our clients, and will approach you and your case with the personal attention and legal knowledge they require. You will work with the same legal team from day one to the completion of your case — you will not be handed off to a legal assistant or someone who is unfamiliar with your situation.

Understanding Elder Neglect And Abuse

There are laws that protect elderly people against abuse and neglect in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, short-term care facilities and in residential housing. Individuals are protected against the following types of elder abuse:

  • Physical — assault, sexual assault, unreasonable physical constraint, prolonged deprivation of food or water, inappropriate use of restraints or psychotropic medication
  • Emotional — verbal assault, threats and intimidation, subjecting someone to fear or isolation, confinement, serious emotional distress, withholding emotional support
  • Other types — failure to assist with personal hygiene, provide clothing and shelter, provide medical care, protect from health and safety hazards, prevent malnutrition or dehydration

Contact Us For Help With Your Case

Signs of elder abuse can include bedsores, unexplained injuries, excessive weight loss, poor hygiene or signs of overmedication. If you notice any of these in your elderly loved one, it is vital to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. Contact our firm at 760-348-8246 for a free consultation. Or send an online message using the form on this website.

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