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Physical Abuse

Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Physical abuse is a common form of elder abuse that may occur in nursing homes throughout Los Angeles. Physical abuse in this sense is defined as using physical force against an elderly person that results in pain or some form of bodily injury. Because elderly persons may be more susceptible to injury in the event of a fall or trauma, physical abuse is often more serious when it occurs to an older adult. Following are some potential examples of what actions may constitute physical abuse:

  • Hitting
  • Striking
  • Slapping
  • Kicking
  • Pushing
  • Shoving
  • Pinching
  • Shaking
  • Burning
  • Force-feeding
  • Drugging
  • Restraining
  • Any action that causes physical harm to the victim

Physical Elder Abuse in Los Angeles, California

Have you noticed a change in your loved one who is currently in the care of a Los Angeles nursing home or assisted living facility? Signs of physical injury, including unexplained injuries, as well as emotional changes such as withdrawal or depression may be indicators that physical abuse has occurred. Additional indicators may be a caregiver who will not let you be alone with your loved one, or an elderly patient who is particularly fearful of a specific caregiver. Once you notice a potential sign of abuse or if you even have a feeling that some form of physical abuse has been occurring, do not hesitate to contact a Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group.

Your initial nursing home abuse case evaluation with a lawyer at our offices is free. With over 35 years of attorney experience to apply to your legal counsel, our legal team can provide you with the straightforward, accurate advice and information that will allow you to make the right choice about your case and legal counsel.

Has a loved one been the victim of physical abuse? Contact a Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney at our firm today.


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