Have you or someone you love suffered abuse at a nursing home or assisted living facility? Our elder abuse attorneys may be able to help you collect the compensation you deserve. Abuse can include physical, psychological or financial abuse. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of California elder abuse laws. We help clients pursue claims against people and institutions responsible for abuse.
California has the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. It intends to protect anyone 65 or older from fraud and abuse. Elder abuse laws in California prohibit the following behaviors:
Under California elder abuse law, victims can file civil lawsuits against their abusers. It also provides for criminal prosecution of abusers by the state. A criminal conviction under the act is punishable by as many as four years in prison.
Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings. If you are unable to visit our office, we will come to your home or hospital. We handle elder abuse cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.