Elders, dependent adults and children are people in society who often fall victim to abuse and need our help and protection. Civil actions brought by parents and family members through private law firms such as Frank P Barbaro & Associates, create a deterrent to this type of injustice by holding the abusers and institutions responsible for harming and failing to protect those who cannot protect themselves. The lawsuits also provide compensation to the injured for their economic losses, as well as their non-economic damages such as pain, suffering and emotional distress. The lawyers at Frank Barbaro &; Associates. are experienced and have a proven track record of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in abuse cases.

Elder Abuse
Civil law defines civil elder abuse to mean physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in physical harm or pain or mental suffering. It also means the deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering. (Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15610.07) Under California Law, and elders are defined as persons 65 years and older and elder abuse can be both criminal and civil.

Elder abuse can occur in many ways including:

Offsite Links to Additional elder abuse resources:

Orange County Resources

Los Angeles County Resources

Riverside County / San Bernardino County Resources

If you suspect a loved one is the victim of elder abuse, call us immediately for a free case evaluation. If we are unable to assist, we will do our best to refer you to other local resources that
can help.

Child Abuse & Neglect
Child abuse falls into one or more of four categories: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

Offsite Links to Additional Child Abuse Resources

Los Angeles County Resources

Riverside County Resources

San Bernardino County Resources

San Diego County Resources

If you think a child may have been abused, it’s important to report it. The following are links to additional resources that may be able to assist with issues of child abuse: