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Elder Abuse Attorneys


Elders are among the most vulnerable members of our society and are particularly susceptible to abuse. Elder abuse occurs when an elderly person is mistreated physically or mentally, exploited financially, or neglected. Elder abuse claims require knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys who have handled these types of cases before and have the skill and talent it takes to build the strongest claims possible and obtain successful results. If you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, call McMahan & Carroll today. Our elder abuse lawyers in Los Angeles have the knowledge and familiarity with these types of cases to effectively and successfully handle your case.



Elder abuse can take many forms.


The most common examples include:

  • Physical abuse

  • Verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Financial abuse

  • Neglect

  • Healthcare fraud and abuse


Generally, the perpetrators of elder abuse and neglect include long-term care providers. This may include family members, but more often involves operators and owners of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and residential board and care facilities, as well as their poorly trained, unqualified, and low-paid staff.



If you or someone close to you is an innocent victim of elder abuse, it is vital that you contact McMahan & Carroll right away in order to ensure that your rights are protected. In our experience, we have successfully brought cases against neglectful, abusive, and profit-driven skilled nursing facilities and residential board and care facilities, as well as other healthcare providers.


We have fought cases for elderly clients who were:

  • Being left in their beds and neglected for weeks in despicable conditions

  • Being starved or dehydrated to death

  • Being under- or overmedicated

  • Having infections and parasites overlooked until emergent and fatal (e.g., pressure ulcers, bed sores, or decubitus ulcers on their feet, ankles, and buttocks)

  • Receiving unneeded or unwanted surgery without consent, resulting in severe pain and infection

  • Being swindled out of their money by unethical owners, operators, and staff at care facilities who were motivated by profit

  • Unattended aspiration and choking at meal time causing death.



The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) provides for enhanced remedies for causes of action that involve physical abuse, neglect, abduction, or financial abuse of elders. The typical medical malpractice cap/limit on recovery for non-economic or emotional damages (MICRA) does not apply in many cases involving elder abuse claims. As an unfortunate consequence, many inexperienced and unqualified attorneys looking for big financial returns present themselves as being competent, or even as having expertise, in elder abuse litigation and as having familiarity with many complex elder abuse issues.

At McMahan & Carroll, we understand that victims of elder abuse and their families have suffered enough. We help victims and their families obtain justice and get closure. Our dedicated and experienced elder abuse attorneys in Los Angeles and throughout California are familiar with what it takes to win these types of cases, and we know how to get maximum compensation for victims of elder abuse. We have the resources available to give you and your case the individual attention you demand, and we have access to the top experts, investigators, and specialists who will help build the strongest claim possible.

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