Elder Abuse Attorneys in Palo Alto, the Bay Area, & Sacramento
Elder Abuse is Heartbreaking and Inexcusable
If a loved one is the victim of Elder Abuse, our compassionate accomplished Attorneys will pursue the case relentlessly.
Our Palo Alto Attorneys talk to families every day whose elderly loved ones are the victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Abuse occurs at the hands of healthcare professional in an assisted living facility, nursing home or by home healthcare providers or spouses, children, friends, or family.
Elder Abuse? What is it?
The U.S. Administration on Aging defines Elder Abuse, (including, Physical Abuse, Financial Abuse or Sexual Abuse) as “knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable older adult.”
Our Palo Alto Attorneys know that residents of any nursing home, even the best-rated ones, may be the victims of Elder Abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics states in 2014 over 9% of older people, experienced elder abuse, including physical, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse. Additionally, the average number of elderly abuse cases each year is 2.1 million.
- Elder Physical Abuse – this covers any abuse where an older person suffers serious person injuries or pain. This type of elder abuse can include punching, pushing, scratching, pinching, cutting, bruising, burning, choking, etc.
- Elder Financial Abuse – of the Elderly takes place when family, friends, caregivers steal money from an elderly person, hide money, misuse their money, or property for their own or another person’s benefit.
- Elder Neglect – occurs when the caregivers fail to provide proper care, health treatment, nourishment, or services. Also failing to provide a clean and safe living environment to elderly people who cannot provide these life-sustaining necessities on their own.
- Elder Sexual Abuse occurs when a man or woman is forced to endure any sexual contact without their consent.
More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience Serving the Bay Area, Palo Alto & Sacramento
Seniors in Northern California nursing homes all too often are easy prey for people who siphon off the elders’ life savings. Some victims are unaware they’ve been swindled while others are too embarrassed to speak up. However, if you suspect that your elderly parent, grandparent or other loved one has been the victim of financial abuse in Palo Alto, Bay Area, or Sacramento contact the experienced Attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP.
For this purpose, our Palo Alto Attorneys stress the importance of instructing the public to help put an end to this intolerable, inexcusable epidemic of elder abuse. Elder abusers should be held accountable for the negligent or reckless actions towards older people. When this occurs, it sends a clear message that this type of maltreatment will not go unseen or without punishment.
The Attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP understand that most of our clients have had very few contacts with the legal system. Most don’t know who to turn to for help with filing an elder abuse lawsuit in Palo Alto. We are here to help you. If you believe that a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, it is vital to take swift legal action to protect your rights to access the court system. Choosing the most proficient elder abuse Attorney to handle your case is critical to ensuring that you and your loved ones receive reasonable compensation for the harms done.
Elder Abuse Attorneys Serve the Palo Alto, Sacramento and San Francisco Areas
If you think or suspect that a loved one is the victim of Elder Abuse, be it physical abuse, financial abuse or sexual abuse, you should immediately contact an experienced and accomplished Attorneys. Our Palo Alto Attorneys are available on weekends and evening for meetings. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (408) 956-6949 or contact Needham Kepner & Fish LLP online.
Please understand that all consultations are free and completely confidential. A consultation regarding Elder Abuse does not obligate you to choose our Palo Alto Attorneys. However, if you do choose to let us represent you, you will not pay us any fees until or unless we obtain compensation for you.