Each year, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable older adults are neglected, abandoned, and exploited, or are physically, emotionally and sexually abused by family members, friends, or by trusted professional caregivers.
Elder Abuse is an intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or other person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older adult. It can happen in a person’s home, in a hospital or in a nursing home.
Neglect is the most commonly reported form of Elder Abuse. Failing to properly tend to the emotional and physical needs of an elderly individual can have major consequences, with victims suffering a decline in their health and quality of life. The elderly are also be susceptible to those looking to take advantage of them financially.
Sadly, many cases of Elder Abuse occur in nursing homes. As nursing homes cut budgets in order to maximize profits, staffs shrink and patients often suffer. According to the National Center of Elder Abuse, 91% of nursing homes are unable to properly care for their patients; 36% are in violation of elderly care laws.
If you or someone you know is the victim of Elder Abuse, you need an advocate on your side. Contact the Elder Abuse lawyers at ACA Law today for a FREE evaluation of your case. Our abuse attorneys will review your case, answer your questions, and advise you how best to protect your rights or those of your loved one.
Our Elder Abuse attorneys work on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees until a financial settlement or verdict has been secured for you.
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