Physical abuse or neglect of the elderly and dependent adults occurs each day at hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and residential care facilities. Each year hundreds of thousands of elderly people are abused, neglected and exploited. Physical elder abuse or neglect can take many forms and can occur in any facility that has committed to caring for the elderly. Forms of elder abuse include general neglect like deprivation of food, water or medication, emotional abuse, abandonment, self-neglect and physical or sexual assault. Abuse like this can be a single incident or a continuous, series of violations. In the law, elder abuse means the knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. California has specific and strict laws to prevent elder abuse.
When you or a loved one has been abused at the hands of the very professionals you entrusted to care for you or your loved one, you will need lawyers who will aggressively advocate on behalf of the victim. At RAHMAN LAW PC we provide compassionate legal services to elderly victims and their family members to fight against these terrible abuses.