Pasadena Elder Abuse Lawyer

Elder abuse is the neglect, mistreatment, or exploitation of older adults. The World Health Organization defines elder misuse as a “single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” In 1982, California lawmakers officially recognized “that dependent adults may be subjected to misuse, neglect, or abandonment and that this state has a responsibility to protect such persons.” That year, the state enacted measures designed to encourage the reporting of elder abuse and neglect. If you – or your elderly loved one – is a victim of elder mishandle in southern California, contact an experienced Pasadena elder misuse attorney at the Pasadena law firm of Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell immediately. Our Pasadena elder abuse attorneys will use every necessary legal tool to make the misuse stop and to win justice for you or your loved one.


California’s laws regarding older person abuse focus primarily on three types of abuse scenarios:

  • Domestic elder misuse, which is the maltreatment of an older person in the person’s own home or a caregiver’s, by someone who has a personal relationship with the victim.
  • Institutional older person mishandle , when mishandle happens in a nursing home, foster care center, home for the elderly, or another institution ostensibly providing care for the elderly.
  • Self-abuse, when elders misuse themselves or neglect their own health and well-being.


Pasadena elder abuse attorneySigns of older person mishandle or neglect can include malnutrition or dehydration, bed sores and ulcers, bruises, cuts, and injuries like broken bones. Sudden mood swings, withdrawal, and depression are also signs of neglect or misuse, and of course any unexpected medical downturn, sudden illness, or coma. If you are being abused, or if you suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused or neglected, speak to the Pasadena elder abuse attorneys who have more than thirty years of experience defending and winning legal victories for the victims of misuse in southern California. Call the Pasadena elder abuse attorneys with Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell today at 626-795-8333 or contact us online right now to schedule a free initial consultation.