Elder Abuse Lawyer Orange County


An elderly abuse lawyer with our Orange County firm can help you secure compensation if your loved ones have been mistreated.

View transcript

As with medical malpractice cases, it's really important in elder abuse litigation to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, as soon as possible, there are several reasons for that. Mainly there are important mandatory deadlines that have to be met. These cases have to be filed within a certain period of time and certain causes of action have different deadlines. But also evidence can get lost, evidence can be lost in some way, memories fade, so it's really important that potential clients reach out to attorneys as soon as possible, if they feel that a loved one has been wronged. A typical scenario might be that an elder is in a 24-hour care facility. They're reliant on their caregivers for food, water, medication. They may be unable to move themselves in their beds, so they're reliant on the care providers to change their position, so that their skin is not damaged, and there are a number of services relating to activities of daily living that these people are dependent on. So often very sadly, our elders are abused in nursing facilities. I am particularly passionate about this area of the law. These are very vulnerable people, just as are dependent adults, and so when I receive a call regarding for instance, an elder 65 or older, I'm not only viewing that case from a medical malpractice perspective, but I'm also viewing that case from the perspective of a potential elder abuse case. There are potential enhanced remedies that are available to those who are pursuing a case from an elder abuse litigation angle. Let's say you have and elder, a 70-year-old woman who was injured in the hands of caregivers at a nursing facility. The person died. If that was strictly a wrongful death case then the estate, the family members could not seek compensation for that elder's pain and suffering at the hands of the caregivers in the nursing home. That pain and suffering, in a wrongful death medical malpractice case would die with the elder. However, with an elder abuse litigation case, as long as certain conditions are met, to prove that it falls within the certain parameters of an elder abuse case then the estate can pursue compensation for that elder's pain and suffering. In addition to that, they can seek compensation for attorney's fees and costs, and potentially if the case is egregious enough, punitive damages, which would be damages to punish the wrongdoers.

Sean M. Burke

Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, APC

At Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, APC in Irvine, CA, personal injury attorneys Sean M. Burke aggressively represent victims to help them obtain the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another party, schedule a consultation today by booking online or by calling (949) 644-3434.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 9210 Irvine Center Dr  Irvine, CA

Irvine Office

9210 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Open Today 8:30am - 5:30pm

(949) 644-3434 Send a message