Elder Abuse

Nearly 1 in 10 elderly people will suffer elder abuse at the hands of another each year. Most victims of elder abuse do not take the steps to fight back against their abusers and their employers. This is due to fear, intimidation, and a lack or resources, and this is indeed one major factor causing the victimization of our elders. But help is available to guide you and/or a family member through the process of winning financial recovery for victims of elder abuse while holding abusers accountable so they do not victimize others. At Johnson Moore, we are passionate advocates on behalf of victims of elder abuse across Southern California and look forward to seeing how we can help you in bringing an elder abuse claim.

 

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Help is Available in Your California Elder Abuse Case

Founding partners Gregory Johnson and Jody Moore have been fighting back against elder abuse and neglect in our society for years. We understand the fear, humiliation, and confusion that can arise when elder abuse happens, and we are committed to obtaining justice and the maximum financial recovery possible for each and every one of our clients. Over the years, we have recovered millions on behalf of victims of elder abuse and their families through settlements and winning verdicts.

Most of our actions are primarily based on California’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, which provides legal recovery for victims of:

  • Physical abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Financial abuse

Passionate Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

In addition to their work in bringing legal action on behalf of elder abuse victims, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Moore are also proud members of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), and a founding member of Elder Justice Advocates. This is a group of Elder Abuse attorneys throughout California who, along with their clients, pledge a portion of every case to the prevention of further abuse and neglect. For more about this program, please click here, or on the Elder Justice Advocate link to the left.

Contact Johnson Moore Today

At Johnson Moore, we know full well that elder abuse victims and their families often face stonewalling, denial, and even intimidation when they try to take action against elder abuse. Our attorneys are compassionate and determined defenders of the elderly, and we will take the time to fully understand your concerns and assess what steps we can take on your behalf. Even if you are unsure of whether you have a valid claim, we look forward to hearing from you to help you explore your options for obtaining the justice you deserve. Contact Johnson Moore today to schedule a free consultation.

 

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Elder Neglect Resources

Who does the Elder Abuse Act protect?

wpc11811d0_05Who is protected and what constitutes elder or dependent adult abuse is specifically defined by the statute. An “elder” is anyone over age 65. A “dependent adult” is any person between the age of 18 and 64 who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights.

Informed Consent Requirements

It is the responsibility of the attending licensed healthcare practitioner acting within the scope of his or her professional licensure to determine what information a reasonable person in the patient’s condition and circumstances would consider material to a decision to accept or refuse a proposed treatment or procedure. For more information click here.

Elder Abuse Resource Organizations

There are many organizations that offer resources, assistance and information for victims of elder abuse we have collected many of our favorites to share with you. To view a list of these organizations click here.

Psychotherapeutic Drugs At Issue

Generic Name Brand Name Current Uses
alprazolam Xanax anxiety, panic
amitriptyline Elavil, Endep depression (tricyclic)
amoxapine Asendin psychotic depression
amphetamine Adderall ADD
aripiprazole Abilify schizophrenia (atypical)
buproprion Wellbutrin depression, ADD
buspirone BuSpar anxiety
carbamazepine Tegretol bipolar disorder
chloriazepoxide Librium anxiety
chlorpromazine Thorazine schizophrenia (typical)
citalopram hydrobromide Celexa depression (SSRI)
clomipramine Anafranil OCD, depression (tricyclic)
clonazepam Klonopin anxiety
clorazepate Tranxene anxiety
clozapine Clozaril schizophrenia (atypical)
desipramine Norpramin depression (tricyclic), ADD
dextroamphetamine Adderall, Dexedrine ADD
diazepam Valium anxiety
divalproex sodium Depakote bipolar disorder
doxepin Adapin, Sinequan depression (tricyclic)
escitalopram Lexapro depression (SSRI), anxiety
fluoxetine Prozac depression (SSRI), OCD, panic
fluphenazine Prolixin, Prolixin Decanoate schizophrenia (typical)
fluvoxamine Luvox OCD, depression (SSRI)
haloperidol Haldol, Haldol Decanoate schizophrenia (typical)
imipramine Tofranil depression (tricyclic), panic
lithium carbonate Eskalith, Lithobid bipolar disorder
lithium citrate Cibalith S bipolar disorder
lorazepam Ativan anxiety
loxapine Loxitane schiophrenia (typical)
maprotiline Ludiomil depression (tricyclic)
mesoridazine Serentil schiophrenia (typical)
methylphenidate Ritalin ADD
mirtazapine Remeron depression
molindone Moban schiophrenia (typical)
nefazodone Serzone depression
nortriptyline Pamelor depression (tricyclic)
olanzapine Zyprexa schizophrenia (atypical)
oxazepam Serax anxiety
paroxetine Paxil depression (SSRI), OCD, panic
pemoline Cylert ADD
perphenazine Trilafon schizophrenia (typical)
phenelzine Nardil depression (MAOI)
prazepam Centrax anxiety
prochlorperazine Compazine schizophrenia (typical)
protriptyline Vivactil depression (tricyclic)
quetiapine Seroquel schizophrenia (atypical)
risperidone Risperdal schizophrenia (atypical)
sertraline Zoloft depression (SSRI), OCD, panic
thioridazine Mellaril schizophrenia (typical)
thiothixene Navane schizophrenia (typical)
tranylcypromine sulfate Prarnate depression (MAOI)
trazodone Desyrel depression (tricyclic)
trifluoperazine Stelazine, Vesprin schizophrenia (typical)
trimipramine Surmontil depression (tricyclic)
valproic acid Depakene bipolar disorder
venlafaxine Effexor depression
ziprasidone Geodon schizophrenia (atypical), bipolar

 

 

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