It is difficult to overstate the terrible physical, emotional and financial toll that elder abuse takes on its victims. People who are dependent on others for all types of assistance from medical care to help paying their bills on time then suffer abuse by the people entrusted with their care. Victims experience betrayal that makes a terrible impact on their quality of life. Groups that work with seniors and are passionate advocates for justice claim that only one in six cases of elder abuse is reported in this country. As experienced San Bernardino elder abuse attorneys, we are passionate advocates for justice for seniors as well. We see the effects of elder abuse in our law offices on a regular basis and witness what this abuse does to victims and their families.
If you have any reason to suspect that a senior is suffering from physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse, call the police. Then call us at 888-848-5084 to schedule a consultation!
Experienced Litigator Against Corporations That Put Profits Before People
Our state is home to more than four million people over the age of 65 and has more nursing homes and other types of assisted living facilities than any other state does. Many of these facilities are run by organizations that put the needs of their patients first and have an excellent record of providing exceptional care. However, some of these for-profit organizations cut corners on staffing, levels of care, maintenance, supplies and training to increase their bottom lines. This leads to the following:
- Caregivers with too many patients to care for on each shift
- Poor facility maintenance and sanitation
- Preventable medical conditions such as bedsores, poor hygiene, weight loss and untreated medical conditions
- Unqualified caregivers who fail to provide appropriate levels of care
- Financial exploitation
- Sexual abuse
- Reduced quality of life and abuse of residents
Contact a San Bernardino Elder Abuse Attorney
Tens of thousands of cases of elder abuse go unreported and untreated every year in California. It is everyone’s responsibility to report suspected abuse and help those least able to help themselves. If you have witnessed abuse or you have reason to suspect that someone you know is an abuse victim, do the right thing and contact the police. If you or a close family member is a victim of abuse and you want to learn more about your legal options, call us today Law Office Of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084. We have a proven record of success helping clients receive the financial compensation they need to move to better facilities and receive the level of care they need and deserve.