Elder Abuse Attorney in Palm Springs
Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Community Members
The Administration on Aging (an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human services) defines elder abuse as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult." At Christopher C. Vader PC, we firmly believe that the parties responsible for this type of abuse should be held accountable for their actions. While financial compensation cannot right the wrongs committed against your loved one, we believe it can help contribute to a better future for all concerned.
Schedule a free case consultationby calling us today at (760) 537-4457.
Recognizing the Signs of Abuse or Neglect
Heartbreakingly, elderly adults can be abused physically, sexually, or emotionally by the individuals or groups charged with caring for them. The Administration on Aging released a list of signs that could indicate the presence of elder abuse. If you see any of these, contact an elder law attorney immediately.
When you visit your loved one, act quickly if you notice any of the following:
- Inexplicable physical injuries such as bruises, broken bones, abrasions, or burns
- Sudden changes in financial situation, such as a dramatic decrease in funds
- Depression or withdrawal from daily life
- Poor hygiene, excessive weight loss, or bedsores
- Verbal abuse in the form of mocking or making threats
- Obvious strain between the caregiver and the patient
Putting a Stop to Unacceptable Behavior
There are special laws in place which state that if a vulnerable adult is subjected to neglect or abuse at the hand of his or her caregiver, they are entitled to receive compensation for their attorney fees, pain, and suffering. This law holds true even if the victim has passed away. Even if you merely have a suspicion that the abuse is occurring, it should be reported. At Christopher C. Vader PC, we are committed to doing all we can to provide reparation to our clients.
Call (760) 537-4457 for help securing justice for your loved one.