Category: Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse in America: Videos

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 27, 2009

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… Read More

The Horrors of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 25, 2009

Hey, sometimes Elder Abuse is not so obvious. It is reprehensible, it is outrageous, it is legally actionable but is it always apparent? There are basically five types of elder abuse: Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect or Abandonment by Caregivers Financial Exploitation In this article, I’m going to give a brief description of these types of abuse. Keep in mind that an elderly person can be subjected to any one of these abuses or a combination of them. In the next article, I will discuss what you can do if you suspect, or know, that an elderly person… Read More

Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 1, 2009

The following is an excerpt from a posting on my website entitled Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse U.S. Bureau of Justice study in 1998 estimated that as many as 500,000 cases of elder abuse were reported and substantiated in 1996. Further, estimates indicate that over 2 million additional incidents went unreported that same year. One reason that so many incidents were not reported may be that relatives and friends are not always sensitive to signs of abuse. Frequently, the most reliable indicators of abuse are complaints made by the elder, but the elder may be unable or unwilling to complain. Because most states… Read More

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