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Representing Elder Abuse Victims for More than 20 Years
Every year, thousands of elderly individuals suffer physical abuse at the hands of family, friends, and caretakers who should be looking out for their well-being. In most cases, a person is cared for by their family in their old age, though some are placed in assisted living or nursing homes. Either way, abuse is possible. Elderly people are not always able to protect themselves and could be subjected to the physical abuse of their caretakers. Elder abuse is an unfortunately common occurrence across the country and comes in several forms, one of which is physical abuse. If you know or suspect your elderly love one is being abused, reach out to the Sacramento physical elder abuse attorney at Newman Law Group LLP.
When to Suspect Physical Elder Abuse
When an elderly person or nursing home resident is wrongfully struck, hit, slapped, kicked, or restrained, it could be physical abuse. Symptoms of such abuse include bruises or cuts, broken bones, inflamed areas, and swelling. A victim could also suffer emotional abuse due to the physical harm they have suffered, evident through fear, anxiety, depression, or withdrawal. Call a Sacramento elder abuse attorney immediately if you suspect that a loved one has been subjected to such injustice.
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Who Is at Risk of Physical Elder Abuse?
Any older resident who is receiving care can run the risk of being physically abused, but there are certain people who are especially vulnerable.
Those who are particularly at risk of receiving physical abuse include:
- Residents with mental illnesses: Whether an elderly person has Alzheimer’s or another form of memory loss, brain damage, neurotic seizures, or other mental illnesses or trauma, they are highly susceptible. These people need extra care and protection, not frustration and impatience from caretakers.
- Residents living in isolation: Those who withdrawn or separated, either within the care home itself or even apart from family and relatives living far away, tend to be more vulnerable.
- Residents possessing disabilities: Many abusers recognize those with disabilities cannot fight back, and thus are more likely to inflict violence and cruelty toward these people with special needs.
Treating & Reporting Physical Elder Abuse
If it has been discovered that an elderly person has suffered physical abuse by a perpetrator, it is critical to take them to the emergency room or to a doctor as rapidly as possible. Older residents usually are physically frailer, with weaker bones, softer tissue, and delicate, easily torn skin. Even injuries that we ourselves might consider minor or easy to heal can cause irrevocable damage or even fatalities. This is why proper, rapid treatment is especially essential. Family members should also be quickly alerted to the crime, so they can come and offer love, support, and care for the elderly victim. Then the elderly person must be moved to a safer location.
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Newman Law Group LLP has been in practice for more than a decade, accumulating valuable knowledge, skills, and resources during that time. We have proven our ability and legal excellence to our peers as well as our clients. Get started on the road to compensation today.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of physical abuse or any other form of elder or nursing home abuse, don't hesitate to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced legal team.
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After a critical two months where our client was not bathed and multiple changes of condition went uncommunicated, unreported, and uncared for, she was ambulance out to an Emergency Room, where her doctors and family were shocked to find that she had a stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer.
Unbeknownst to prospective residents and their families, this defendant RCFE chain was willing to systematically violate laws and its own policies designed to protect vulnerable elders. Willing to admit scores of profitable, high need residents (such as our client), and leave them at the mercy of a few unqualified, untrained and overburdened caregivers.
Through exhaustive investigation, we found that our client’s death was not the result of a few isolated mistakes by care-givers. Rather, it was the result of this corporate facility’s policies prioritizing occupancy and revenue, while ignoring staff training, staff supervision, and the quality of care being delivered.
While eating dinner at a Skilled Nursing Facility, our client was confronted by another resident who punched him, resulting in our client’s tragic death. The other resident had resided at the facility for five months, and over the course of those five months had engaged in numerous altercations with other residents, including two altercations that occurred in the 24-hour period before he assaulted and killed our client.
During our client’s roughly ten-week stay at a skilled nursing facility, he would suffer 8 falls, lose twenty (20) pounds, and develop an unstageable left heel pressure ulcer and a stage II coccyx pressure ulcer due to the facility’s reckless neglect. He was transferred to the hospital, where he was found severely dehydrated, his left heel wound required debridement for eschar and gangrene, and for the first time, a stage II coccyx ulcer was identified.
Our 84-year-old client was the victim of financial elder abuse related to a number of transactions, including the purchase of a home. The Defendant's real estate agents, lender, and escrow company all failed to protect our client throughout the process of purchasing the home, which was orchestrated by a woman who fraudulently siphoned off our client’s entire life savings.
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