Elder abuse can take many forms, including emotional or mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation. The one thing that all these forms of abuse have in common, however, is the fact that this behavior is cruel and unthinkable. If you or a loved one has been subjected to elder abuse in the Thousand Oaks area, speak with our skilled and compassionate attorney-Michael Labrum-about your options. We understand how to represent you and we're prepared to fight for justice if you or someone you love has been a victim of elder abuse.
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According to the organization California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), elders are individuals aged 65 years and above. Elder abuse can be considered both criminal and civil in terms of California law. This means that not only can the perpetrator be charged for his / her actions and tried in court, but his / her victims can also take civil action to obtain compensation for the abuse inflicted. Elder abuse may take the form of physical or sexual violence against an individual aged 65 or older; this term also can include neglect and abandonment.
If you suspect elder abuse, take action. Report your concerns to the proper authorities and remove your loved one from the dangerous situation. You should also speak with a Thousand Oaks elder abuse lawyer once steps have been taken to shield your loved one and to report abuse behaviors or an abusive environment to officials.
Call Michael Labrum at (805) 725-5277 for a free phone consultation.