Our parents and grandparents raised us, and it is our moral and ethical duty to do everything we can to help provide for their needs and welfare as they grow older. Oftentimes, this means engaging the services of a nursing home or skilled nursing facilities that can provide the daily care and attention to our elders’ physical, social, and medical needs better than we can on our own. But, in too many cases, elders can suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, other family members, and even strangers who gain access to them. Sadly, the victims of elder abuse are often the least equipped to take action to defend themselves and hold the perpetrators of elder abuse/neglect accountable in order to make sure that the same abuse does not happen to others. However,help is available to elders and their families to do just that.
At Berglund & Johnson, we work on behalf of elder abuse victims and their families across Southern California to help them fight back against those who would commit elder abuse or allow it to happen by holding them financially responsible and taking action to prevent them from hurting others similarly situated.
What is Elder Abuse in California?
California state law provides strong protections against elder abuse by providing a legal cause of action giving elders and their families the ability to file a lawsuit for financial damages against those who commit elder abuse and their employers. Under the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, dependent adults and anyone 65 or over can file a lawsuit when they have suffered acts constituting:
Physical abuse (assault, use of restraints, etc.)
Mental abuse (screaming, insults, etc.)
Sexual abuse (rape, inappropriate touching, etc.)
Neglect (failure to provide needed food, care, toiletries, services, etc.)
As attorneys with over three decades of experience taking on defendants large and small, we will work with you to investigate whether the elder in your life has been subject to elder abuse under all relevant state and federal statutes. We will then take forceful and decisive action to hold all perpetrators of elder abuse responsible – and their employers – by seeking financial damages and injunctions against the abusers.
Even if you are unsure whether you or another person is suffering elder abuse as defined by the law, it is important to act quickly to protect the safety and dignity of all those potentially affected by abusive parties. Our experienced elder abuse attorneys are here to listen to your situation in a compassionate manner and provide you with a range of options in a no-hassle, confidential setting.
Contact the Elder Abuse Attorneys at Berglund & Johnson Today
Having worked with injured victims and their families across Southern California for over three decades, we understand the fear, intimidation, and confusion that can follow a serious injury. Our attorneys are here to help you through this process and provide all the guidance you need to get the recovery you rightly deserve. We are committed to serving the legal needs of you and your family in an honorable, ethical, and compassionate manner. Contact Berglund & Johnson today at 1-800-4-IF-HURT to schedule a brief, no-hassle consultation to discuss your situation and see how we might be of service to you and your family.