San Jose Elder Abuse Lawyer
Elder abuse is the infliction of physical, emotional, or psychological harm to an adult over the age of 65. Elder abuse can also include deserting an elderly person with the intent to abandon or leave him or her unattended at a place for such a time period as may be likely to endanger his or her health or welfare.
Abusers of the elderly can include anyone in a position of control or authority, or anyone who takes advantage of an older person in order to establish a relationship of trust. An abuser can be a partner, a relative, a friend or neighbor, a volunteer worker, a paid worker or a medical practitioner.
If you have been accused of abusing an elderly person, you need a San Jose elder abuse defense lawyer who is experienced in handling elder abuse cases. The knowledgeable lawyers at the Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller will evaluate your case and will inform you of your rights and your legal options. Let us fight for you and work to clear your name. Fill out a free case evaluation form right now to get started.
Elder Abuse and Neglect in San Jose
California elder abuse includes many forms of abuse and neglect, such as:
- Physical abuse: slapping, burning, hitting, punching, pushing, kicking, restraining, unnecessary imprisonment or confinement, overmedication or incorrect medication.
- Neglect: depriving a person of food, clothing, heat, comfort or necessary medication.
- Sexual abuse: forcing an elderly person to take part in any sexual activity without consent, including forcing his or her participation in conversations of a sexual nature.
- Psychological abuse: frightening, blaming, ridiculing, constantly criticizing, shouting, swearing, ignoring or humiliating a person.
- Financial abuse or fraud: illegal or unauthorized use or deprivation of their property, money, pension or other valuables.
If you have been accused of elder abuse, you must act fast and hire an San Jose elder abuse attorney who can protect your rights and defend your case. Contact our law offices today and discuss your domestic violence case with California’s best defense attorney.
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