Elder Abuse Attorney in San Diego, California

What type of physical abuse of the elderly do you see in your practice?

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant talks about the type of physical abuse of the elderly he sees in his practice.

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the physical abuse cases can
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be a couple different scenarios one
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we’ve had cases which are
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resident on resident physical abuse
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where a facility has a person who’s
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known to be
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aggressive and uh violent
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yet they keep them in the facility with
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the other
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elders and if they do that it’s just a
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matter of time
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before that person who who’s aggressive
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with staff will then become aggressive
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with
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other residents and the injuries
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can be substantial the most common in
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these physical abuse cases are broken
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bones by virtue of the person getting
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shoved to the ground
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we’ve seen a lot of black eyes we had
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even won a fractured skull
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this person took property at the home
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and used that to beat up
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this other defenseless elder we also see
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it
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where facilities some of their workers
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have lost
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their temper lost their patience with
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one of their residents
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shoved them resulting in you know a
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broken arm or a broken hip
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we’ve had a fractured orbital an orbital
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fracture
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from being punched by one of the workers
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and in that situation it’s just a
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failure of the facility to do a proper
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background check
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we’ve we found out when you have workers
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who commit violence on residents in
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almost every situation that person has a
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record
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of violence and that if you looked into
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it you would have known look
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this is not a person that i can hire to
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provide
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care to our vulnerable elderly residents

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