Elder Abuse Lawyers In La Mesa

One kind of personal injury is often overlooked, yet it is very prevalent and very damaging to those hurt is elder abuse. When older members of our family need the assistance and care of a qualified caregiver or organization and these people or facilities are negligent in their care of our loved ones, this is considered elder abuse.

At the Liljegren Law Group, our elder abuse attorneys in La Mesa can help you and your loved ones if a senior member of your family is experiencing abuse in a nursing home, hospital, or with a caregiver. Our La Mesa elder abuse lawyers can make sure that the abuse stops and that you are able to find the means to help your family member recover.

Signs Of Elder Abuse

It might be hard to tell at first if your loved one is experiencing elder abuse, if it happened one or more times, or if the abuse and negligence is ongoing. At the Liljegren Law Group, our La Mesa elder abuse lawyers will conduct a full investigation and find out if your loved one is experiencing elder abuse.

Some indicators of elder abuse to look out for are one or more of the following:

  • Loved one has bruises, burns, or cuts on their body
  • Loved one is losing hair, weight, or ability to communicate
  • Loved one refuses to open up emotionally and is distant
  • Loved one is over medicated, under medicated, and has increased visits to the emergency room or intensive care
  • Loved one’s living conditions are not properly maintained, creating a dirty environment, bedsores, and other hazards
  • Loved one experienced a wrongful death due to negligence or abuse while in the care of a nursing home or healthcare professional

Stopping Elder Abuse

The Elder Abuse Act was set up by the state of California to protect senior citizens over the age of 65 from abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers and nursing homes. Our firm’s elder abuse attorneys in La Mesa take special care with these kinds of cases because victims often times do not report the pain and suffering they are in and caregivers refuse to admit they are doing something wrong.

If you or a loved one are in need of a La Mesa elder abuse attorney, contact the Liljegren Law Group by calling (619) 460-2245 or e-mail our firm for a free consultation about how our legal team can help you and your family during this difficult time.