There are hundreds of thousands of senior citizen, elder abuse, or nursing home abuse cases reported in the United States every year. Neglect of our senior citizen’s basic needs is the primary type of elder abuse, according to the U.S. National Center on Elder Abuse; Physical abuse by caregivers is the second most prominent type.
Given these elder abuse reports, which are constantly in the news, we are all very concerned about looking out for the welfare of our aging parents and loved ones as they age, deteriorate in health, mental awareness, and mobility. Often we find it is necessary to rely and trust on the assistance of others to provide for the medical and care giving necessities for our loved ones, whether it is in a nursing home, hospital, hospice or in-home caregiver. Unfortunately, these caregivers are often negligent, careless or outright reckless in failing to provide the care promised, or worse, inflicting abuse. In addition, those we trust with financial matters sometimes take advantage of that trust to exploit vulnerable senior citizens financially.
JD Law Group and its team of elder abuse attorneys are dedicated to protecting the welfare and safety of our parents and loved ones. We understand the anger you experience in learning that the persons you have trusted and paid to provide care to your parents or loved one’s during a vulnerable time in their lives are actually neglecting or abusing them. The most effective way to prevent the elder abuse is to make sure the nursing home, hospitals, or individuals that inflict the abuse are held responsible for their unacceptable behavior and subject to financial damages. Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys has won countless fights against elder abuse.
If you believe you have a case of elder abuse or nursing home abuse, contact us right away by calling JD Law Group at 888-736-4248 or by submitting your information on the contact form so that we may contact you for a free case evaluation.
We can assist you in conducting an investigation on your claim and we strive to maximize the compensation obtainable for our clients who have been subject to such unacceptable abuse.
Senior Citizen Injuries/Elder Abuse/Financial Abuse/Nursing Home/In-Care Abuse
Indications of elder abuse, which is generally a failure to meet the obligations to provide physically, emotionally, or financially:
Neglect: Inadequate or improper nourishment, lack of food or water, ignoring requests for assistance; these can lead to bedsores, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, recurring urinary tract infections or sepsis or other avoidable injuries and conditions. Also, among other injuries and issues:
• Bed rail- injury and death
• Burns- due to smoking and bathing
• Infection due to staff neglect
• Medication or other medical errors
Physical Abuse: Unreasonable physical restraint or confinement; prolonged deprivation of food or water; assault and battery
Emotional or Sexual Abuse: Intimidating and degrading verbal harassment; malevolent withholding of food or water or privileges, confinement to room; sexual harassment, sexual assault and battery
Financial Exploitation: Abuse of fiduciary position, such as banker, financial advisor, trustee using trusted financial advisor position for personal benefit to defraud or steal.
Signs and Symptoms of Senior Citizen Abuse To Look Out For:
Keeping Informed and Monitoring: One should always be alert to possible abuses occurring against our parents or loved ones, especially when they are in nursing homes. Some of the signs of which are: unexplained bruises, bed sores, injuries; depression, behavioral changes, expression of anger and bad relationship with care giver; weight loss, recurring illnesses, hygiene problems; financially, an unexplained change in status of finances, especially when others are authorized to act on behalf of senior under trustee or power of attorney.
While these symptoms are not necessarily an indication of nursing home abuse, family members must always be aware and monitor the situation for these indications of possible abuse or negligence.
If you or your family member has suffered damages or been injured, please contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation by calling 888-736-4248 or by filling out the case input form on this site.
JD Law Group and our team of elder abuse attorneys are dedicated to standing up for you to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible. We have over twenty years of experience successfully litigating for our clients against large and small companies.
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