Elder Abuse Attorneys in Oceanside
Fighting to Protect Your Loved Ones throughout Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, Carlsbad and Encinitas
It doesn’t get a lot of coverage but abuse of the elderly is a serious and growing problem. While such things have always happened throughout history, the situation we face now is unprecedented.
Oceanside has a high number of elderly residents due to the tranquil climate and pleasantness of the surroundings. But what goes on behind closed doors can sometimes be horrific. Some people who are trusted with the care of the elderly are sometimes inflicting abuse upon them.
Elder abuse can include:
- Psychological abuse
- Rough handling
- Physical assault
- Theft of treasured possessions
- Sexual assault
Sometimes the abuser may be a nurse, or it could be a family member. In truth, it doesn’t matter who it is that inflicts abuse, it is something that needs to be dealt with and stopped. If you or a loved one is facing abuse, our Oceanside elder abuse attorneys at Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP can help you put a stop to the abuse.
Contact us online or call (760) 621-7101 to get started. Your initial case evaluation is complimentary of charge.
How to Address & End Elder Abuse
The first step to stopping elder abuse is to contact the relevant authorities, such as the police and health care service providers. Following that, you may need to get help from a lawyer.
At Fischer & Van Thiel, we have extensive experience with elder abuse cases. We understand the particular difficulties victims of elder abuse crimes may be facing and can provide appropriate advice to help in any particular situation. Less experienced attorneys may know the law, but they may also not have the required level of understanding of the implications that may exist in a victim’s circumstances.
We may be able to help you:
- Obtain a restraining order against the abuser
- Obtain a settlement from the responsible party
- Enter into civil litigation to claim damages for the suffering that has been inflicted
Senior citizens should be able to live out the rest of their lives free from pain, stress, and worry. All too often, nature plays a role in denying somebody that privilege. With that in mind, it is completely unacceptable for any person to interfere in the life of an elderly person, to use intimidation, to take advantage of confusion or memory loss for their personal gain, or to use actual physical violence.
Learn more about how you can put a stop to elder abuse by calling Fischer & Van Thiel at (760) 621-7101.
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