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Fighting Back Against Elder Abuse

By Mark Bush  Feb. 4, 2011 4:13p

It is a sad fact that many elderly people are subjected to abuse and neglect every day. As a person ages, they may lose their ability to fend for themselves due to health or mental issues, sometimes leaving them very vulnerable to abuse, neglect and being taken advantage of. In places such as nursing homes or when the elderly are under the care of a nurse or family member they may be subjected to abuse or negligence, simply out of lack of care, or sometimes even for monetary gain or other malicious intents. It is vital that elderly people who are unable to defend themselves have protection from abuse or neglect and are able to simply enjoy the comfort of their home safely. If you or a loved one has been injured due to neglect or have been subjected to elder abuse, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can for legal help with your case.

Elder abuse is very common in situations in which the elderly person is left in the hands of an abusive or neglectful person, or in situations such as in an understaffed or neglectful nursing home. These people can suffer bedsores, bruises, broken bones and severe injuries from falls or abuse, and even be forced to live in a dirty room and clothing. Sometimes this is out of negligence, other times it may be malicious and intentional for purposes such as gaining money from the elderly person or their family. Sudden changes to wills or an elderly person's finances should be taken in conjunction with any signs of abuse or neglect as potential indicators of abuse or neglect.

Elder Abuse Lawyer in San Diego

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or elder abuse, the legal team at the Law Office of Mark Bush can assist you in handling your case. We can help protect your interests and your rights and will do everything possible to fight for justice and compensation from the person or party responsible for the abuse or neglect you may have suffered.

Contact a San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney at our firm today for legal guidance with your abuse or neglect case.

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