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California Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Serving Seniors and Families in Contra Costa County

Nursing home abuse is a growing concern; and, as more California residents move into nursing homes and become reliant upon others for their medications, health care and daily necessities, acknowledging the risk of nursing home negligence and abuse is taking on heightened importance. Sadly, more and more senior residents of Contra Costa and other Northern California communities are falling victim to both physical and financial elder abuse.  Victims and those who love them should hold the abusers accountable for the mistreatment.

If you or an aging loved one has experienced nursing home abuse in Contra Costa County, our lawyers can help. We have decades of experience representing seniors and their families, and we are passionate about protecting those who have been physically, sexually, emotionally and financially abused. We can help ensure that you or your loved one has access to all necessary medical and psychological treatment, we can extricate you or your loved one from an abusing living environment if necessary, we can pursue caregivers, insurance agents or others who may have financially exploited you, and we can make sure that you and your family are compensated for the financial and non-financial losses you have endured.

Contra Costa Lawyers for Victims of All Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

With extensive experience representing all seniors, including nursing home residents, seniors receiving in-home care and other aging individuals in Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas, our lawyers handle cases involving all forms of nursing home abuse. This includes isolated and repeated instances of:

Additionally, with a background in litigation involving banking, consumer and securities fraud, we are able to represent seniors who have lost money in loan, marketing, and investment scams as well.

Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

It is not always easy to tell if a senior citizen has been subjected to abuse. In fact, in many cases, seniors themselves will be unclear as to whether they have been mistreated. This is normal and being uncertain about your situation should not prevent you from speaking with competent Contra Costa County nursing home abuse attorneys about your (or your loved one’s) legal rights. Some example signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse include:

Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect and Abandonment

  • Bed sores
  • Bruising, welts or lacerations
  • Pressure ulcers/bed sores
  • Injuries from elopement/wandering off
  • Sprains or strains
  • Pain consistent with a traumatic injury
  • Infections
  • Physical limitations
  • Anxiety or withdrawal
  • Missing or underused medications
  • Malnutrition or dehydration

Psychological and Emotional Abuse

  • Agitation or visible stress
  • Becoming easily upset or scared
  • Unresponsiveness or lack of communication
  • Unusual behavioral responses
  • Lack of self-care

Financial Abuse and Financial Fraud

  • Missing cash, checks or credit cards
  • New accounts
  • Unpaid bills
  • Large or other unexplained withdrawals
  • Changes to financial account information or estate planning documents
  • Unusually-high charges for services or purchases that seem unnecessary or excessive
  • Unusual purchases of gifts for caregivers or other individuals

Concerned About Nursing Home Abuse? Call 415-441-8669 for a Free Consultation

If you have concerns and would like to speak with a lawyer, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. To schedule a confidential appointment at your convenience, please call Evans Law Firm, Inc. at 415-441-8669 or send us your contact information online today.

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