Riverside Elder Abuse Attorney

Nursing home abuse and neglect of the elderly is devastating both physically and emotionally to the victim and their family. No person deserves to suffer at the hands of another, especially at the hands of their caregiver. If you or a loved one have been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect and have questions about your rights, you need the experience of a qualified Inland Empire attorney.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience representing clients in personal injury including elder abuse.
  • Our lead attorney utilizes his knowledge as a former insurance defense attorney to obtain maximum compensation in nursing home abuse cases.
  • You will be provided with personal and attentive care from start to finish. An attorney, not a paralegal or assistant will answer your questions and stay in close communication as your case progresses.
  • Our seasoned litigators are ready to take a case to trial if necessary. We will fully review the details of your case and prepare it for trial even if settlement is achieved outside of court. We have never lost a litigated case.
  • You are not required to pay any upfront legal fees as we work on a contingency basis. You will only pay fees if compensation is secured on your behalf.

Our Inland Empire Law Offices specialize in abuse and neglect cases taking place in nursing homes under qualified and unqualified caregivers. Whether you or your family member as suffered from physical, verbal, or emotional abuse and neglect, we have the expertise to represent you and your family.

Why Hire a Riverside Elder Abuse Attorney?

Sadly, elder abuse is becoming more and more common in California. Unscrupulous caregivers find it easy to abuse the elderly due to their frail condition and in many cases, impaired cognitive function. Elder abuse is defined as any knowing or negligent act that results in the harm or potential of harm to an elderly person. While some forms of elderly abuse carry criminal penalties, damages may also be recovered by victims of elderly abuse. Reasons for hiring an attorney to handle your elder abuse case include:

  • Nursing home abuse cases can be complex in the matter of determining liability. Preparing a case against the nursing home should be left to a highly experienced attorney that is ready to take the case to trial if needed.
  • Elder abuse may involve knowledge of specific medications and how these medications, in different quantities, affect the health of the elderly. We will be able to call in medical experts as necessary to review whether your loved one has been over-medicated.
  • Filing a claim or lawsuit against a nursing home that is allowing abusive practices to occur can resolve the situation, and help other families avoid enduring similar harm, pain and suffering.

Elder Abuse Statistics

According to the Department of Justice:

  • 14.9 percent of the population are 65 years of age and older. It is projected that this statistic will continue to grow.
  • 10 percent of older adults will experience some form of elder abuse annually. Some elder individuals will experience more than one type of elder abuse at a given time.
  • Elder abuse can result in various health issues such as deterioration of health, depression, suicide, financial loss, loss of quality of life and loss of independence
  • Caregiver neglect makes up 5.1 percent of elder abuse while financial exploitation comprises 5.2 percent of all elder abuse cases. Psychological abuse follows at 4.6 percent of all elder abuse cases. Although rare, physical and sexual abuse make up 2.2 percent of all elder abuse cases.
  • Baby boomers are migrating to rural areas where elder abuse is reported far less. It is projected that the number of older adults moving to rural communities will continue to increase over the next decade.
  • Risk factors such as dementia are far more prevalent amongst elder individuals that live in rural settings.
  • Per every 10,000 residents in a rural setting, there are 26.1 cases of elder abuse. Per every 10,000 residents in an urban setting, there are 24.1 incidents of elder abuse.

Types of Elder Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can manifest itself in many forms and all violate the rights of the individual being cared for. Some of the signs of nursing home abuse are:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assault and battery
  • Rape
  • Unreasonable physical restraint
  • Prolonged or continual deprivation of food or water
  • Use of a physical or chemical restraint or psychotropic drug for any purpose not consistent with that authorized by a physician
  • Giving too much or not enough medication
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
  • Slapping, pushing, shaking, beating
  • Forcing a resident to stay in a confined area

Contact Us Today

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson And Mouri Riverside personal injury attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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