Medical Professionals’ Responsibility to Protect Elders from Abuse
Elder abuse is often difficult to detect and sometimes victims feel uncomfortable talking to even their most trusted family members about the abuse. In such cases, other trusted individuals and professionals may be able to speak with the elder and help them figure out their next step. These individuals come in all forms and from all places, Alameda County included, and doctors and other medical professionals may be in the best position to help.
Because medical professionals often have increased contact with elders and see them regularly, doctors become very important and trusting individuals in elders’ lives. At Evans Law Firm, we understand how important one person can be in stopping the abuse of an elder. We encourage medical professionals to listen to their patients, screen for intimate partner violence or other violence, ask about their care needs and how those needs are being addressed, and become familiar with resources to help individuals that may come to you with abuse.
We encourage every individual to be proactive and trusted resources for an elder who might be vulnerable to or actually suffering abuse. We call on these trusted individuals to help us in the fight against elder abuse, no matter your role.
If you or a loved one has suffered from elder abuse in Alameda County or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. 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.