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Oct 15, 2018 by |

San Francisco and California Elder Abuse Attorneys: Elder Abuse in Our City and State

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

Shocking Elder Abuse in San Francisco

Sometimes elder abuse stories are so shocking we quickly turn our attention elsewhere. But the reality that we should not ignore is that our seniors suffer from all sorts of abuse, oftentimes fatal. If you have any suspicions or concerns about elder abuse of a friend or loved one, notify your local Adult Protective Services and police force immediately. This past week in San Francisco an 82-year-old grandmother was murdered by her grandson by decapitation.[1]  The grandson lived with his grandmother for years and has struggled with mental illness most of his life.  Such horrendous cases are fortunately rare but even rare cases reveal just how vulnerable older persons are to violent abuse.  And violent abuse is not the only form of elder abuse that kills.  Studies show senior victims of non-violent abuse such as financial elder abuse are more likely to die sooner than seniors who do not suffer abuse.  In short, all elder abuse is very serious.

The California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. fight for seniors who suffer any kind of elder abuse. Our litigators take on caregivers who defraud or abuse patients, nursing homes that neglect residents, insurance agents who sell seniors annuities they do not need, trustees who embezzle money, agents who misuse Powers of Attorney for their own good, investment advisors who exploit seniors, and more.  If you or someone you know is suffering from any type of elder abuse here in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, call the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.

The strongest way to prevent a senior loved on from abuse is to stay active in his or her life and keep them from isolating. Drop by as often as you can and keep an eye on them, their well-being, and their financial affairs. Spend as much time with them as you can and get them to open up about what’s going on in their lives.  If you suspect any abuse, report the situation immediately to Adult Protective Services and the police.  Also reach out to counsel such as the California elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm.  Our trial lawyers pursue all remedies available to elder abuse victims. Those remedies include economic damages and damages for pain and suffering, extra damages in certain circumstances, and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs to the victim. 

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of any kind of elder abuse in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California elder abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. 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.

[1] Evans Law firm, Inc. is not involved in the case in any way.

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