No one really knows how many of our vulnerable elderly are being neglected, abused or exploited because such actions are easily hidden from view and under reported.
What is clear is that abusers can be caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and home health care agencies, and that the frequency of nursing home and elder abuse will undoubtedly increase over the next several decades, as the population ages.
“Elder abuse” is intentional or neglectful actions and the failure to act so that an elderly person (or an adult who is unable to care for him/herself), is hurt by a caregiver or family member who has a trust relationship with the elder.
Sadly, elder abuse is so common in nursing homes that nursing home abuse and elder abuse have become synonymous. If you or someone you love has been affected by elder abuse, it is vital to have a lawyer in the Rio Grande Valley ready to rectify what was done wrong.
I have the resources and skills necessary to try challenging, complex nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases. I fight for patients whose lives have been severely affected by a healthcare provider’s negligence.
My firm welcomes your calls about elder abuse cases. Please contact me for an appointment.