There might be no worse feeling in the world than knowing your elder loved one is being treated poorly or is unsafe. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we want every family member to know that elder abuse is not only against the law, but you can file an elder abuse lawsuit to hold the at-fault parties accountable and to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered. Keep reading to learn more and then contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Learn the Legal Definition of Nursing Home Abuse
There are many different types of abuse an elder can experience at a nursing home. The legal definitions involve a person who is at least 65 years old and is the victim of one (or more) of the following:
- Physical abuse. This can include willfully inflicting pain on an elder, sexually abusing them, unlawfully restraining them, or improperly administering their drugs.
- Neglect. This is relevant if the elder has been put into a dangerous situation.
- Emotional abuse.
- Financial abuse. Mismanaging an elder’s money or property, or violating another law against them such as theft or embezzlement, is abuse.
Note that some of these examples involve bad behavior, while others involve the lack of action. For example, inappropriately administering drugs can mean giving an elder too high of a dosage or skipping their dosage completely.
You Have Several Legal Remedies to Elder Abuse
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you have options. You can file a civil lawsuit in the superior court where the abuse occurred. This is something you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker about. Just call us at 800-333-0000 to get a free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
You can also report the abuse to the police so that they can consider criminal charges against the at-fault party, and you can seek an investigation by the appropriate government agency. Note that you do not have to choose one of these options – you can follow through on all of them.
Do You Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Of course, just because you know your elder is being abused and that they suffered as a result, that does not mean you can necessarily prove your case. The good news is that you don’t have to – that is our job. When you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 we can use our team of legal professionals and reach out to experts in various fields. Call us now to get a free legal consultation and determine if you have grounds for a case.