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All across the country and in the state of California, thousands of dependent older people suffer from elder abuse each year. In many cases, such mistreatment goes unnoticed for a long time because of the fear a victim may be experiencing. This is why it is very important to know the signs of elder abuse in order to protect the one you love from being a victim. It is also important to be aware of when, where, and how an elderly individual could be abused. For excellent advice in these areas, speak with a skilled Fairfield elder abuse attorney from Newman Law Group LLP at your earliest convenience.

At Newman Law Group LLP, we understand the emotional stress you may be experiencing after learning that your loved one has been abused. With more than 30 years of experience in elder law, we are ready and willing to help you fight for justice. It is only right that the abusive party be held responsible for their actions and be required to compensate your loved one for the suffering they have endured. Call our offices today for a free consultation. By speaking with a member of our team, you could learn exactly how we could provide exceptional representation in any elder abuse case.

Elder Abuse Practice Areas in Fairfield

Nursing home abuse is one of the most common cases of elder abuse in California. Many patients suffer from a lack of proper care which could result in physical, mental and emotional deterioration. Bedridden or wheelchair-bound patients could develop bedsores unless they are kept mobile, which could become infected without care. Unaddressed infections can only grow worse, even resulting in sepsis (blood poisoning). Patients have also been denied necessary amounts of food and water, resulting in malnutrition and dehydration, which could cause irreversible damage. Elderly people also require certain medications, which means that medication errors could result in illness or overdose. Some patients can also wander or elope if they are not properly supervised or restrained , which could result in falls and injury.

Keep in mind that there are many different types of elder abuse. The first that usually comes to mind is physical abuse, evident through bruises and other injuries, as well as unexplainable fear or anxiety. Anxiety and depression can also hint at emotional abuse, which can be inflicted through verbal threats and insults or any other kind of abuse, such as neglect. Also, staff members and other residents could force them to engage in sexual activity against their will. Sexual abuse can also be a form of resident-on-resident abuse, as can any other kind of maltreatment.

If an elderly loved one suddenly seems to have lost income or is living in poverty for no apparent reason, they may be a victim of financial abuse. It is also possible for them to be wrongfully discharge d unless you get help from a competent attorney . Transferring or releasing a patient while they are still in need of medical care is illegal. Hospitals and care facilities may attempt to make up excuses or reasons, but they cannot legally go through with a discharge or transfer without the patient's consent or the consent of their legal guardian. Speak with a lawyer today immediately to protect an abused elderly person and help them obtain compensation for their pain and suffering.

Find an Elder Abuse Attorney in Fairfield, CA

Newman Law Group LLP has been representing abused elders in Northern California for over 30 years. Included in the list of California Super Lawyers® Rising StarSM since 2009, we have experience, skill and service that has been recognized by one of the most respected lawyer rating services in the country. A member of our team could be the help you need to win the payout your loved one needs, so call now to learn how our firm could help you fight for justice.

Contact a Fairfield elder abuse lawyer from Newman Law Group LLP right away to discuss your options and get started on your elder abuse case.

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