Huntington Beach Elder Abuse Injury Lawyer

As members of the Baby Boom generation continue to enter the ranks of senior citizens, the importance of protecting their rights through the legal process takes on even greater significance. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and its Administration on Aging, by the year 2030, those aged 65 and older will comprise 19% of America's population.

This impending demographic reality suggests a growing need for effective protection of the rights of this large segment of society. Specifically, seniors and their families must have ready access to dedicated professionals willing and able to combat elder abuse and secure financial compensation for victims pursuant to California's Elder Abuse Act. If you or someone you love has suffered elder abuse in a nursing home or other care environment, contact a skilled Huntington Beach elder abuse lawyer at the Liljegren Law Group.

Common Signs of Elder Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can have devastating effects on the lives of elderly individuals and their families. Improper care of seniors residing in such facilities can transform what should be a tranquil lifestyle into a living nightmare for those affected. Elder abuse is characterized by a range of offenses, including inadequate food and hydration, neglect of bedsores, improper administration of medications, mental abuse and assault. It is important for friends and family members of senior citizens to remain aware of the signs of such abuse, including:

  • Unexplained injuries such as bruising, cuts and broken bones
  • Weight loss
  • Mysterious changes in attitude
  • Expressions of anger or fear toward individual caregivers
  • Unhealed wounds
  • Decline in personal hygiene
  • Dirty linens
  • Anxiety at the end of family visits

How a Huntington Beach Elder Abuse Injury Lawyer Can Help

Nursing home abuse can be very expensive, both emotionally and financially. In some cases, the injuries sustained by senior citizens are quite serious, and require hospital stays and prolonged treatment that would not otherwise have been necessary. Such situations often pose a significant burden to the victim and their family, who may have already been under financial strain due to the high cost of nursing home living.

Therefore, it is wise to seek counsel from an experienced Huntington Beach elder abuse attorney who will be able to assess the facts of the case, review medical records, and seek expert opinions on the injuries suffered. By assembling critical evidentiary support and expert testimony, the skilled elder abuse lawyers at the Liljegren Law Group will work tirelessly to obtain fair compensation for medical expenses, emotional distress, as well as pain and suffering.

Unwavering Dedication to Protecting the Rights of Seniors

For a free initial consultation and evaluation of your elder abuse injury case, contact the Liljegren Law Group at 866-613-9906. We maintain convenient offices in Huntington Beach, La Mesa, Escondido, Palm Desert, Oceanside and Temecula, and are eager to help you and your loved ones receive justice under the law.