Injured people have a right to legal representation. In my practice, I fight for those that have been injured by the negligent and intentional acts of others. Elder Abuse is the egregious mistreatment of those people who depend on their caretakers to, well, care for them. Instead, for a variety of reasons, they are mistreated by those who have been entrusted with their care. This can be in the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or financial abuse. Are any of these forms of Elder Abuse worse than another? I say no, they're all horrific and need to be addressed both criminally and civilly.
As a plaintiff's lawyer, I represent people on the civil side — if an elderly person has been abused, I will sue their abuser and, where appropriate, the abuser's employer (i.e., nursing home, care facility, care agency, etc.) and any and all other persons or entities that are responsible for the physical, emotional and/or financial abuse suffered by a vulnerable older person.
Remember, the victim could be your grandparent, your mother, your father, your aunt or uncle, your sibling, or you.
I want to devote this posting to just a few of the many, many Elder Abuse videos that I found on the web that illustrate this American (and worldwide) epidemic.
Hidden Surveillance Elder Abuse
91 year old resident of assisted living facility assaulted by night shift care provider. Assault captured on a hidden surveillance camera. Law suit to hold care provider and owners of assisted living facility accountable for abuse of vulnerable adult.
Break The Silence: Elder Abuse in America
There is a silent crisis that effects every community in America: Elder abuse. Every year an estimated 5 million of America's older adults are beaten, ignored or financially exploited. Yet, as a country, we remain silent about this growing crisis. Elder Justice Now (.org)
Elder Abuse Commercial
27 seconds that will tear your heart out.
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