Vulnerable adult abuse is a term used to explain any negligent, knowing, or intentional, act by a caregiver or any other person that may cause harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. A vulnerable adult can include any person who is over the age of sixty (60), disabled, has a physical injury, or an emotional or developmental disorder. Vulnerable adults are unable to provide independently for their own basic necessities of life.
A vulnerable adult, or any person who is acting on their behalf, can file a law suit against a person, company, or institution that is taking advantage of the vulnerable adult under Arizona’s Vulnerable Adult laws. An adult does not need to be classified as incapacitated to qualify as a vulnerable adult.
If you feel that someone you know may be being taken advantage of, please contact Dana Law Firm immediately.