Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer

Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer

Elder abuse is a serious problem affecting victims across Avalon each year. Our Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer gives free consultations and you will only pay a fee if we win your case! Call now at 310-651-7007 and speak to an attorney.

The Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer at Aidikoff Law represents individuals and their estates in claims against health-care facilities, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice care providers and other assisted living providers for abuse, neglect and exploitation. We also pursue claims for financial fraud and abuse against broker-dealer and financial advertisement firms.

Call The Best Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer

If you have witnessed elder abuse, or one of your loved ones has been abused, you should consult an Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer. There are time-sensitive issues under the California Elder Abuse Law and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) that should be addressed. Call us today.

The following are indicators of abuse, neglect and exploitation for someone under care:

Signs of Abuse:

Unexplained bruises, welts, fractures, abrasions or lacerations

  • Multiple bruises in various stages of healing
  • Multiple/repeat injuries
  • Low self-esteem or loss of self determination
  • Withdrawn, passive
  • Fearful
  • Depressed, hopeless
  • Soiled linen or clothing
  • Social Isolation

Signs of Neglect:

  • Dehydration
  • Mal-nourishment
  • Inappropriate or soiled clothing
  • Odorous
  • Over/under medicated
  • Deserted, abandoned or unattended
  • Lack of medical necessities or assistive devices
  • Unclean environment
  • Social Isolation

Signs of Exploitation:

  • Missing/”disappearing” property
  • Inadequate living environment
  • Frequent/recent property title changes or will changes
  • Excessive home repair bills
  • Forced to sign over control of finances
  • No/limited money for food, clothes and other amenities

In addition, Los Angeles County, CA, has approximately 160,000 cases of elder and nursing home abuse every year, with most of these cases going unreported. Los Angeles County alone represents over 25% of all cases in California. Los Angeles is followed by Orange County at approximately 53,000 cases, or 8.4% of the state’s cases of elderly abuse. If you know someone who you believe has been or is being abused, call our Avalon Elder Abuse Lawyer right now at 310-651-7007.

TYPES OF AVALON ELDERLY HOME CARE AGENCIES TO AVOID:

  1. Those that hire workers without a background check: Because an elderly person will be allowing someone in their home to assist them, it is very important that they know whether or not that person has been convicted of crimes in the past.
  2. Those that hire ex-convicts: If a company does background checks but still hires ex-convicts, individuals looking to hire a homecare worker should not do business with them, for obvious reasons.
  3. Those with a history of elderly abuse or theft: If certain companies are known for having workers on staff that abuse or steal from elderly clients, these are businesses that an individual will not want to work with. Conduct proper due diligence on any homecare service provider you are considering using. You would be surprised at how many care providers have a reputation for abuse and exploitation that could be easily discovered if you do your homework.

Call Our Office Today For A Free Consultation At 310-651-7007.

About Avalon:

Prior to the modern era, Avalon Bay was inhabited by people of the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe. The island was a major source of soapstone to the Tongva, who used the material to make stone vessels for cooking. The Tongva called the island Pimu or Pimugna and referred to themselves as the Pimugnans. However, by the 1830s, the entire island’s native population had either died off, or had been relocated to the mainland to work in the missions or as ranch hands for the many private land owners.

In the 1860s, German immigrant Augustus William Timms ran a sheep herding business on Catalina Island. One of his vessels, the Rosita, would also ferry pleasure seekers across the channel to Avalon Bay for bathing and fishing. The settlement in Avalon was then referred to as Timms’s Landing in his honor. By the summer of 1883, there were thirty tents and three wooden buildings at Timms’s Landing.

The first owner to try to develop Avalon Bay into a resort destination was George Shatto, a real estate speculator from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Shatto purchased the island for $200,000 from the estate of James Lick at the height of a real estate boom in Southern California in 1887. Shatto created the settlement that would become Avalon, and can be credited with building the town’s first hotel, the original Hotel Metropole, and pier. Though early maps labeled the town Shatto, Shatto’s sister-in-law Etta Whitney came up with the permanent name of Avalon in reference from a poem by Lord Tennyson called “Idylls of the King” about the legend of King Arthur. Shatto laid out Avalon’s streets, and introduced it as a vacation destination to the general public. Despite Shatto’s efforts, in a few years he had to default on his loan and the island went back to the Lick estate.

 

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