Results of Elder Abuse
Los Angeles Elder Abuse Lawyer
Elder abuse may have many consequences, physical, emotional and financial in nature. From a physical standpoint, any type of elder abuse may cause various physical injuries, whether from malnutrition or dehydration or resulting from actual physical abuse. Cuts, bruises, broken bones, sprains, dramatic weight loss, sexually transmitted diseases, lasting illness, and bedsores are all potential physical injuries that a victim of elder abuse may experience. Emotional trauma may result from the abuse itself, from the resulting physical injuries, or from actions by caregivers that are emotionally abusive in nature, such as involuntary seclusion. Elder abuse may also lead to financial difficulties due to increased medical costs, theft, fraud, or coercion.
An important step to take in order to help avoid the serious results of elder abuse is to consult an attorney. As soon as you observe any sign that may indicate that elder abuse is occurring, do not hesitate to look into the matter further. Consulting a Los Angeles elder abuse attorney will give you the opportunity to talk to a professional about the matter; one who can conduct an investigation to determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. It will be important to remove your loved one from the environment as soon as possible, or to ensure that the guilty caregiver is removed or has no further contact with your loved one. An attorney can talk to you about all of your options in this regard.
Act Now & Stop the Effects of Elder Abuse
Your choice in acting quickly may spare your loved one many of the more serious and lasting consequences of elder abuse - and may actually help him or her begin to rebuild and move on. For your free and confidential case evaluation, contact a Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.