Injured Seniors Resource Center
Elderly patients all too often suffer injury and illness due to neglect or abuse occurring in nursing homes, hospitals, or by home caregivers. For example, failure to provide adequate food and water or assistance with eating and drinking can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. This can lead to other complications like urinary tract infections, or even life-threatening conditions such as sepsis. Neglect may lead to bed sores and other similar avoidable injuries.
Injuries can result from physical and emotional neglect or abuse of the elderly. Examples of nursing home or caregiver neglect include:
- Failure to provide healthy foods
- Failure to provide sufficient water
- Failure to care for daily personal hygiene
- Failure to provide early and effective medical treatment
- Isolation or confinement of an elderly patient
Nursing home or caregiver neglect can be difficult to recognize because elderly patients may be unable to communicate due to dementia, confusion, or even fear of retaliation by their abusers. This is why it is even more important for family members to be persistent and to look for any signs of possible neglect or abuse of elderly patients.
Elder Abuse and Financial Issues
Other issues facing the elderly may include insurance matters, including
Sometimes, the people who are assigned to look after financial matters of elderly people lack integrity and do so irresponsibly or recklessly, and abuse the power they have over the elder's finances.
Financial Abuse Financial abuse of the elderly is a problem that may require the assistance of an elder abuse attorney.
Contact an Elder Abuse Attorney with a Proven Track Record of Fighting for Injured Seniors
The best way to stop the neglect and abuse of helpless elders is to make sure that the facilities and people who victimize the elderly are held responsible for their behavior and are appropriately punished. Elder abuse attorney Eric Ratinoff has experience representing the elderly, dependent adults and their families in cases of elder abuse and neglect.
If you believe that you or a loved one is the victim of elder abuse or neglect, our experienced team can help you investigate your claim, take legal action against the perpetrators, and improve the quality of life for the victim of such abuse.