Elder Abuse

Oakland Elder Abuse Attorney Holds Caregivers Accountable

Protecting your vulnerable loved ones from abuse and undue influence

Seniors deserve to be able to live out their golden years in peace and contentment. Unfortunately, they can fall victim to the very people tasked with making their lives easier. Abuse and neglect can come from many sources, including nursing home staff, home healthcare workers and opportunistic relatives. Since 1955, Haley Law Offices P.C. has fought for the dignity of senior citizens. We provide caring counsel and aggressive representation to put a stop to abusive and predatory practices, and compensate injured elders for unconscionable acts against them.

Fighting abuse in an institutional setting: holding nursing homes responsible

One of the most common ways elders suffer abuse is at the hands of nursing home staff. This can come in the form of:

  • Overmedication
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Verbal abuse and threats
  • Unlawful use of restraints
  • Withholding necessary medications

Staff members may also neglect elders, leading to serious health problems, such as:

  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Falls (fractures)
  • Infection
  • Malnutrition
  • Medical complications
  • Sleep deprivation

Haley Law Offices P.C. takes decisive steps to halt abuse of seniors and hold the responsible parties accountable. We conduct a thorough investigation, which may lead to civil action and criminal charges. If a staff member abuses a nursing home resident, the facility may be responsible under the theory of respondeat superior, which demands that employers answer for the misdeeds of their employees. Our personal injury law firm regularly files suits to secure compensation for injuries, and in the worst cases, wrongful death. But we do more than vigorously prosecute lawsuits; we offer compassionate counsel to elders to restore their peace of mind.

Combating undue influence from financial predators in California

Seniors are attractive targets for fraud, but not all swindles happen over the phone. Often, a person whom the elder knows and trusts, such as a healthcare worker or close relative, gains the elder’s trust and uses it for their own enrichment. Haley Law Offices P.C. helps fight this type of abuse by creating conservatorships and powers of attorney so that trustworthy parties can control the elder’s finances. We also represent concerned relatives in will contests, when it’s apparent that someone has used undue influence to effect a change in an elder’s will for their own benefit. If you suspect that someone is attempting to take advantage of a vulnerable senior, contact us to learn about the proper legal steps to take.

Contact a proven Oakland trial lawyer to protect your elder loved ones from abuse

Haley Law Offices P.C. shares your concern for the well-being of your senior loved ones. If you suspect abuse or neglect, call us today at 510-444-1881 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation in our office or on the phone.

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