Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect - Elder Abuse Attorney

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Elder Abuse- What You Should Know!

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Elder Abuse and Violence Prevention

Do you need an elder abuse attorney? Have you spotted some warning signs that are alarming you? 

Under Penal Code 368 PC, elder abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, financial abuse, or physical neglect. 

Here at Hess-Verdon, we know the emotional feelings you are going through. It’s hard to consider a family member or a close friend being neglected or exploited. Elder abuse is hurtful. Everyone deserves dignity and respect.

If you feel there may be some financial, physical, verbal, mental abuse is taking place, glad you are taking prevention! Elder abuse can only get worse, leading to suffering and even death.

Elderly Abuse Definition: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that elder abuse in an intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver. It can also involve an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. (60 years or older). 

If someone dies intestate, i.e., without a Will, then learn about the California probate process. Learn more here: Orange County Probate

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Elderly Abuse Attorneys – Servicing Orange County, CA.

Should I hire an elder abuse attorney?

Remember, elder abuse is “intended or planned, done deliberately, knowingly, willfully, or voluntarily. Therefore, Yes, it’s imperative to seek counsel on this critical matter.

What can an elder abuse attorney do?

First of all, it’s vital to seek professional and experienced counsel. Hess-Verdon & Associates, A Professional Law Corp. is a full-service law firm, established in 1990. The firms founding principles and its dedication to a proven philosophy of client-centered service has remained unchanged.

When setting up your appointment, we will go over your notes, materials, pictures, etc., and match them to the definition of “elder abuse.” Time is of the essence, however, and privacy is our crucial importance.

Schedule an appointment today. Our specialized team is ready to assist you.

Call 949-706-7300.

What are some types of elder abuse?

To learn more about elder abuse, we have compiled a list of abuse types. They are as follows:

Elder Abuse Types

  1. Physical Abuse: This is the intentional use of physical force that results in acute or chronic illness, bodily injury, physical pain, functional impairment, distress. Physical abuse can also be inappropriate use of medications and improper use of physical restraints.
  • Sexual Abuse
  1. Forced or the unwanted sexual interaction of any kind with an older adult. In essence, forced and unwanted non-contact acts of a sexual nature.
  • Emotional / Psychological Abuse: Verbal and nonverbal behavior that results in the infliction of anguish, mental pain, fear, or distress. May also include humiliation, disrespect, threats, harassment, isolation/coercive control.
  1. Failure by a caregiver or other person in a trust relationship to protect from:
  • Neglect
  1.  Failure by a caregiver or other person in a trust relationship to protect from:
  1. HarmEssential medical care, nutrition, hydration, hygiene, clothing, shelter, necessary activities of daily living.
  • Financial Elder Abuse / Exploitation: This occurs when a person, typically a relative, exercises undue influence over the older adult. An example is where the relative starts managing the checking account. Instead of going about the proper channels, they appropriate the estate by fraud or undue influence. See: (California Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15610.30)
  1. Sub-definitions can include Fraud, Misappropriation, 

Others such as:

  1. Abandonment
  2. Abduction
  3. Identity theft
  4. Medical Abuse
  5. Self-Neglect
  6. Violation of Rights

Our knowledgable and aggressive actions are necessary to ensure that elder abuse is elminated and justice is administered.