Elder Abuse in California
Our Attorneys Fight for Victims
Every year in California, Adult Protective Services (APS) receives more than 196,000 reports of elder abuse. Since only 1 in 24 cases is ever reported according to estimates, elder abuse is a truly staggering problem in our State and throughout the country. The Alameda County and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. fight for abused seniors against their abusers every day in California courts and represent seniors harmed by all manners of abuse. If you or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669.
Elder abusers include caregivers, unscrupulous insurance agents and financial advisors, stockbrokers, reverse mortgage lenders, embezzling trustees and other fiduciaries, nursing homes and other healthcare service providers, and persons acting under Powers of Attorney from the very seniors they’re appointed to assist. Our California elder abuse attorneys litigate against all these wrongdoers and more on behalf of the injured elderly. We know the laws protecting seniors, how to investigate cases of abuse, and how to litigate for all the relief and remedies the laws allow.
Examples of Elder Abuse
All forms of elder abuse can be devastating. The abuse may be physical, emotional or financial or a horrible combination of all three.
Examples of financial elder abuse include insurance agents who sell inappropriate or unsuitable insurance or annuities and pocket a large commission; caregivers who steal outright from a senior and/or exert undue influence over a senior to give them money, gifts, or even the senior’s home; reverse mortgage lenders who manipulate seniors into unnecessary and crippling indebtedness; trustees who misappropriate a senior’s assets held in trust; agents under a Power of Attorney who use the power for their own benefit; advisors who steer unknowing seniors into fraudulent investments, and more.
Physical and Emotional
Examples of physical abuse include neglect, overmedication, restraints, sexual abuse, violence and intimidation, isolation and emotional trauma, and more. Our attorneys represent seniors who have been physically abused, abandoned, or neglected in nursing homes, assisted care facilities, hospitals, and in their own homes by abusive caregivers. Sadly, if a senior suffers from dementia or other cognitive impairment, he or she may not remember what happened to them or why they suffer. If you’re the loved one of a senior and suspect your elderly loved one has been subjected to physical or emotional abuse, reach out to qualified counsel. Our attorneys know how to investigate and pursue physical abuse cases despite the difficulties afflicting your loved one.
Our Alameda County elder abuse attorneys work on elder abuse cases every day. Our attorneys pursue all available remedies for senior victims, including restitution (getting money back), damages (plus extra damages under the applicable laws), and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs to the senior victim for bringing a successful civil action. You should always report any elder abuse to the local authorities including the police and APS but you should also contact counsel to pursue all your rights. Call us at (415)441-8669 when you first suspect a problem.
If you or a loved one been the victim of any form of elder abuse in Alameda County, or elsewhere in California, contact Alameda County elder abuse attorney Ingrid Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of elder abuse, including physical and financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud. We can help guide your case through a jury trial, or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.