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Elder Abuse & Neglect

elder abuseThe elderly hold a special place in our hearts and our society as the the generations who raised us and made our country what it is today. We love and respect our elderly, yet few are more likely to be abused or neglected than our Senior Citizens. Often living in Long-Term Care facilities or Nursing Homes, many seniors suffer from complications of aging or previous injury, and some don’t have constant supervision by family members.

If you or your loved one is showing signs of physical, emotional or financial abuse, we encourage you to contact us. We will help you evaluate your case, and at the very least, make you aware of resources to help you insure the best possible treatment in any assisted living facility or nursing home.

If you or a loved one are experiencing abuse directed at the elderly, please contact the Law Office of Daniel Cotter today.

Some of the signs of Elder Abuse are:

  • Physical Abuse (any form of physical assault, excessive use of drugs or physical restraint)
  • Physical Neglect (lack of supervision, inadequate food, water or clothing, etc)
  • Emotional Abuse (psychological or verbal, isolation, threats and deprivation)
  • Neglect or Abandonment by caregivers (Lack of proper assistance, inadequate hygiene, skin damage, bed sores, pressure ulcers, falls and elopements, etc.)
  • Sexual Abuse (May include inadequate clothing, fondling and undue touching, verbal assault, etc.)
  • Financial Exploitation (May include identity theft, use of the resident’s funds or bank accounts, selling unneeded services, etc.)
  • Healthcare Fraud or Healthcare Abuse (Overcharging for or not providing Healthcare, over-medicating, kick-backs or fee-splitting)

If you or a loved one have been the victim of Elder Abuse, please contact us today!

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