Elder Abuse

As the people we love get older, it gets harder for them to take care of themselves. Basic activities like eating, dressing, washing, and moving around can be difficult or impossible to do without help. But just because someone is getting older is no reason to ignore them or take away their dignity. All too often, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other companies that are being paid to take care of the elderly pocket the money but don’t do anything to help our parents and grandparents.

Sometimes elderly residents are left in their beds for days at a time without any activities. Sometimes medical care isn’t provided even when it’s obviously needed. Sometimes companies don’t budget enough money for proper food or adequate staff. In the worst cases, staff may be rough or violent with the people they’re supposed to be taking care of. Even when staff have the best of intentions, their employers may be too greedy to give them the resources they need to do their jobs.

Whatever the reason, elder abuse isn’t something that you have to just sit back and accept. The experienced lawyers at Weltin, Streb & Weltin, LLP can help you investigate suspected elder abuse to find out who is mistreating your loved ones, what went wrong, and how to stop it. California law carries serious penalties for elder abuse, which can include an award of triple damages. In many cases, the defendant can be required to pay your attorney’s fees, so that any damages recovered can go directly to your family. Don’t accept elder abuse – if you’re concerned that someone may be mistreating your loved ones, call us today.