Orange County Elder Abuse Attorneys
The Attorneys at Katje Law Group are dedicated to helping Seniors who have become victims of elder abuse or neglect. We are finding a growing trend that each year hundreds of thousands of seniors, grandparents and parents are neglected, mistreated and abused. The psychiatric state of a senior is extremely vulnerable, which can have a hard time standing up for themselves. We are here to become the voice for the elder that has been advantage of.
Elder abuse is common for both men and women. The saddest part about elder abuse is that the perpetrator is often a caregiver or family member that has been put into a position of trust. More than often the people trusted the most are the one who commits these acts of harm and neglect.
What is Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse is physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in harm, pain or mental suffering to an elder. It also means the deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering. (Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15610.)
Most Common types of Elder Abuse
Unfortunately, it is becoming a horrifying reality for most seniors. We suggest all seniors and their loved ones arm themselves with knowledge, resources and tools to ensure they can provide the best care for themselves and their loved ones. Below is a list of common types of elder abuse.
- Abandonment: The desertion of an elder by someone who is a family member or caregiver.
- Abduction: The removal of an elder or conservatee to another state without the consent of the conservator.
- Emotional abuse: unexplained changes in mood or personality, which could cause the senior to act in fear. Emotional abuse often results in fear of interacting with the trusted person or care givers. This can also lead to the support staff refusing the senior to see family members or close friends; withdrawal from social support system; hesitation to talk openly.
- Financial Exploitation: can arise from discrepancies between the person’s standard of living and available assets. Financial exploitation can be revealed through unexplained depletion of assets or unexplained financial transactions.
- Isolation: An intentional act to prevent an elder from receiving mail, telephone calls or visitors.
- Neglect: can be evidenced by lack of various necessities such as food, water, shelter, and proper hygiene, which can cause bedsores or skin ulcers. Neglect can also come in the form of medical needs unattended to and unpaid bills.
- Physical Abuse: Intentional infliction of physical pain or injury, sexual assault or molestation, or the use of physical or chemical restraints for punishment.
If your loved one has been a victim of any of these examples of abuse or neglect mentioned above, the attorneys at Katje Law Group can help. The Attorneys at Katje Law Group have extensive knowledge of elder abuse and neglect cases. Our firm specializes in prosecuting cases of elder abuse and neglect and have held the abusive party (or parties) responsible for senseless acts.
Our goal is to initially prevent any further harm, and then provide compensation and justice for those who have been harmed by someone’s harmful and/or neglectful act. Our firm has years of experience advocating for those who have been affected by abuse and neglect. We handle cases throughout the Counties of Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego. We urge you to please contact our office for a free and confidential case evaluation of your situation and options.
If you or a loved one is being abused or neglected, call Katje Law Group today for a FREE Case Evaluation at 714.400.2970