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Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

Elder abuse and nursing home negligence are serious problems in the United States. According to a recent National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) report, nearly one in ten elders living in nursing homes are abused each year. Unfortunately, many of these cases go unreported.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or nursing home negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced attorneys at Milan's Legal can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call 1 (800) 408-0985, email info@MilansLegal.com, or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with our experienced elder abuse and nursing home negligence attorney today.

  • What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse and nursing home abuse can take many forms, but they generally refer to any type of mistreatment of an elderly person that causes them harm or distress. Elder abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial in nature. It can also occur when an elderly person is neglected or not provided with adequate care.

Many elders are abused by family members or caregivers. Sometimes, the abuser may be a staff member at a nursing home or other long-term care facility.

  • How to Recognize Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence

Elder abuse and nursing home negligence can be difficult to spot as elderly victims may be reluctant to speak up out of fear or embarrassment. They may also be unable to communicate what is happening to them due to cognitive impairments or other physical limitations.

Some signs that an elder may be being abused include:

  • Bruises, cuts, or other injuries that are not explained
  • Signs of restraint, such as bruises on the wrists
  • Sudden changes in financial status, such as unauthorized withdrawals from a bank account
  • Unexplained fearfulness or anxiety

If you suspect that an elder is being abused, it is important to take action. Contact the police or Adult Protective Services in your area. You should also contact an experienced elder abuse and nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your legal options.

  • Legal Options for Victims of Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Abuse

If you or a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced elder abuse and nursing home abuse attorneys at Milan's Legal can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Compensation options for elder abuse and nursing home abuse victims may include:

  • Medical expenses : Compensation for medical bills related to the abuse, such as hospitalization, treatment for injuries, and therapy.
  • Mental anguish : Abuse often causes severe emotional distress. You may be entitled to compensation for the effects of this distress, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Pain and suffering : Compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the abuse.
  • Wrongful death : If the elder abuse or neglect results in death, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the abuser.
  • Punitive damages : In many cases, the court may award punitive damages to punish the abuser and deter future abuse.

With the right legal help, you can get the justice and compensation you deserve.

  • Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Financial abuse of the elderly is a type of elder abuse that involves the unauthorized or improper use of an elderly person's money or assets. It can happen when a family member, caregiver, or other individual uses the elder's money for their own personal gain. Financial abuse of the elderly can also occur when someone takes advantage of an elder's cognitive impairments to convince them to sign over property or make financial gifts.

Many elders are reluctant to speak up about financial abuse because they are embarrassed. They may also be worried that their abuser will retaliate if they report the abuse.

If you suspect that an elder is being financially abused, it is important to take action. Contact the police or Adult Protective Services in your area. You should also contact an experienced elder abuse attorney to discuss your legal options.

  • Legal Options for Victims of Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Compensation options for victims of financial abuse of the elderly may include:

  • Return of stolen or misused assets : You may be able to get back any money or property that was stolen from you by the abuser.
  • Compensation for financial losses : You may be entitled to compensation for any financial losses you suffered as a result of the abuse, such as bank fees and interest on loans taken out by the abuser.

In addition to compensation, the court may also order the abuser to pay restitution, which is a payment to cover the victim's losses. The court may also order the abuser to pay a fine or serve time in jail.

  • Have Questions? Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

It takes courage to stand up to an abuser. If you or a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, know that you are not alone.

Contact Milan's Legal today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced elder abuse lawyer in New York and Las Vegas. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.

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