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When elder abuse occurs, the victim or his family members should be able to obtain compensation for all damages that the wrongful treatment causes. Speak with our experienced elder abuse attorneys today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
We have over 20 years of experience handling elder abuse and neglect claims and can assist you in pursuing full and fair compensation for losses. Personal Injury Lawyers are available 24/7 to take your call.
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YOUR RIGHTS IN ELDER ABUSE
Senior citizens have the right to be treated with basic respect, have their needs met, and to be free from emotional or physical harm from caregivers. Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities also have more comprehensive lists of resident’s rights and provide certain guarantees to seniors living in their facilities.
Unfortunately, caregiver frustration, understaffed nursing homes and low wages in the elder care field make seniors vulnerable to receiving substandard care. When this occurs, the victim of elder abuse can obtain full compensation for any injuries or harm to the senior.
OBTAINING COMPENSATION FOR ELDER ABUSE
Monetary damages in elder abuse cases should cover medical treatment, as well as compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress. Depending on the circumstances, you may also receive punitive damages. If the elder abuse has a deadly effect, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim.
To obtain compensation from a nursing home, caregiver or other responsible party, victims or their family members must prove that abuse occurred and caused harm.
COMMON TYPES OF ELDER ABUSE
A variety of different types of elder abuse may affect a senior citizen including:
- Physical abuse: Hitting, pushing, kicking, burning, and related behaviors
- Isolation: Preventing elderly dependent from receiving calls, mail, or visitors
- Emotional abuse: Insulting language, a failure to respond to the senior’s needs
- Neglect: Bed sores, malnutrition and dehydration, weight loss, dehydration
- Sexual abuse
- Chemical restraint: Improper use of antipsychotics
- Financial Abuse/Fraud
Abuse and neglect can lead to emotional and other serious and potentially fatal damage to vulnerable seniors.
You should speak with an elder abuse lawyer in our 24/7 Lawyers network right away. If you have been the victim of abuse or if you suspect that abuse is happening to one of your family members.
HOW OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS CAN HELP
We can represent you in negotiating a settlement with the insurance company representing the caregiver or nursing home responsible for causing harm. If no settlement is agreeable, then our experienced legal team can help you to present a compelling case to a jury to maximize your damages for elder abuse.
SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED ELDER ABUSE ATTORNEY TODAY
To learn more and to get your case started, call us ( 1-888-406-7163 ) to schedule your free case review. There is no charge for legal services unless our attorneys recover compensation for the losses the abuse caused.