Oregon Senate Approves Bill To Curb Elder Abuse

Yesterday, the Oregon Senate approved House Bill 4084, which supporters sayOR Detective.jpg will beef up the ability of law enforcement to protect vulnerable seniors from financial and physical abuse.  

The bill is modeled on legislation protecting children from abuse. It’s much harder under current law to step in with seniors and seek their financial and medical records that could provide evidence of potential abuse.  

As The Oregonian’s Rebecca Woolington wrote last month, the proposal allows law enforcement to gain access “to records that belong to elderly victims without them — or a caregiver  — signing a waiver, if investigators believe abuse is occurring.” That way, authorities can access records in a much speedier 

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Kevin Coluccio was recently named one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Washington State. He has long history of successful elder abuse/neglect cases and has a stellar reputation for getting results for his injury clients in serious car crashes, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, maritime claims, and asbestos injury cases.