If you are looking to hire an elder abuse attorney in Auburn, California, look no further than Maurer Law Corporation. We have extensive experience representing seniors for cases of elder abuse and neglect.
There are three main types of elder abuse that we commonly see in cases her at Maurer Law Corporation:
- Physical Elder Abuse and Neglect
- Sexual Elder Abuse
- Emotional Elder Abuse
If you suspect a loved one is experiencing elder abuse of any kind, Maurer Law Corporation has an attorney in Auburn, California who you can count on to be knowledgeable and helpful in your time of need.
Identifying Elder Abuse
In order to understand the different types of elder abuse, it is important to gather as many details as possible about exactly what occurred/is occurring, who was involved, when it happened, and for how long. Your loved one may be experiencing one or multiple different types of abuse, and by obtaining the details, we can come up with a plan together for how to seek the justice they deserve.
Physical Elder Abuse and Neglect
Physical elder abuse is just what it sounds like and occurs when someone purposely inflicts pain on an elderly person. Obvious signs of elder abuse can include but are not limited to bruises, lacerations, broken bones, scratches, bites, burns, or other marks on the body. Neglect also falls under this category as it can impact not only the mental state, but also the physical body. Common signs of neglect include dehydration and malnutrition, weight loss, bedsores, and infections from lack of cleanliness and care.
Sexual Elder Abuse
Sexual elder abuse is especially troubling, and it is also sometimes hardest to talk about for both the elderly person and their loved ones. Because of its delicate nature, it is absolutely critical that you build trust with your elderly loved one so that they feel comfortable confiding in you and so you can determine if they were the victim of a non consensual sexual act. Evidence of sexual elder abuse can include but is not limited to panic attacks, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), problems walking or sitting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), pelvic injuries, and social/emotional withdrawal.
Emotional Elder Abuse
Elder abuse on an emotional level is sometimes the hardest to actually detect because there are not as many physical signs as neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse. Emotional abuse can include any form of bullying, harassment, embarrassment, yelling at, or threatening the elderly person. If a caregiver is perpetrating this abuse, they may even isolate the resident and remove them from contact with family members and friends, ignoring their needs and breaking down their spirit and mental state.
Why Choose Maurer Law Corporation?
At Maurer Law Corporation, our attorney in Auburn, California is dedicated to representing elderly clients who have been abused and persecuting those involved so that swift justice is obtained for the victim. Not only do we want to help you or your loved one to get fair compensation for these serious crimes, but we also want to make sure that the victim receives the appropriate and compassionate psychological and medical care immediately.
There is no financial obligation to simply talk to our office about your case, and we encourage you to do so at the earliest sign of any kind of suspected elder abuse or neglect. You pay no fee for any of our services, unless we recover money for you or your loved one. At Maurer Law Corporation, we are passionate about seeking justice for those who have been wronged, especially the most vulnerable of our society. We look forward to helping you with your case and can be reached at (530) 745-6861 or through our online contact form at the bottom of our homepage.