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Elder Abuse

We protect seniors from mistreatment and neglect

Elder abuse is increasingly common. More than 2 million cases are reported every year, and some estimates place the number of unreported cases at 10 million every year. It is very likely that you may know a family member or loved one who is being mistreated by someone else. If you suspect that someone is being abused or neglected, the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock can help. We have more than 30 years of experience fighting on behalf of clients to ensure that they receive legal protection.

What are types of elder abuse?

Elder abuse can take many forms and have many causes. Sometimes the elderly are exploited for financial gain, or caretakers may become frustrated and physically harm or ignore a senior who needs care. Common forms of abuse include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Involuntary seclusion
  • Abandonment
  • Humiliation and ridicule
  • Emotional and psychological abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Neglect
  • Intimidation
  • Habitual blaming

Neglect and mistreatment that goes unchecked can result in wrongful death. If you believe you know a senior citizen who has suffered one of these types of abuse, our firm can ensure that the individual has a safer environment.

What are signs of elder abuse?

Seniors who are being neglected or intentionally harmed are often reluctant to discuss their treatment for many reasons, including fear of retribution and pride. Common signs of elder abuse are:

  • Sudden changes in finances, including someone being given financial power
  • Fights with caregivers
  • Changes in typical behavior
  • Lack of basic care

Unexplained injuries

Frequent arguments between a caregiver and your elderly loved one can signal mistreatment. Often a caregiver may take frustrations out on a senior as the difficulty of caring for that person increases. Another situation that often arises is a third party starting to unduly influence a senior for personal gain. It is common for seniors to react negatively to others who were previously close to them, such as their caregiver or family members, in such circumstances.

If you believe that a senior you know is exhibiting signs of abuse, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock has more than 30 years of experience representing clients and making a difference in their lives. We fight hard to prevent seniors from being abused and neglected.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at our Oakland or Concord office

Do not let a senior be exploited or neglected. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock represents people trying to prevent elder abuse. We have more than 30 years of experience defending the rights of others. Call us at (510) 839-7722 or contact us online to schedule a no-risk consultation at our office in Oakland or Concord. Street and lot parking is available.

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