|Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes are the last bastions of many of our elderly who, after long, productive lives, have lost the ability to survive independently in the world. In this manner, nursing homes provide a dual function: they give a safe haven to these individuals to live and flourish and relieve from society the pain of having their elderly suffer.
Nursing Home Abuse essentially refers to a form of abuse that originates from the emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of elderly individuals living in nursing homes. In general, this abuse also includes excessive prescription of medication and excessive sedation. The emotionally egregious nature of such allegations make this area of the law a fertile ground of miscommunications, and our pre-screened lawyers have great experience is navigating such landmines.
The many kinds of abuse against the elderly are:
Whichever side you are own, our lawyers are here to ensure that your story gets heard, and that you are accorded space in court to refute or assert abuse. In general, there are two scenarios where this may be denied: if you are a defendant, your version can often get lost amidst the emotional storm that the plaintiff can create; or, if you are the plaintiff, the defendant can bring to bear you current infirmity as evidence of your unreliability in court. Our attorneys are here to ensure that this does not happen, and that you are granted a fair trial that provides you justice.
- Physical: This is defined as all manners of bodily harm, including but not limited to hitting, punching, slapping, burning, pushing, kicking, restraining, false imprisonment/confinement, or giving excessive or improper medication
- Psychological/Emotional: This deals with humiliation, and is usually perpetrated by an individual or groups that identify something that matters to an older person, and then uses it to coerce the person into a particular action.
- Financial abuse: Illegal or unauthorized use of a personís property, money, pension book or other valuables carried out through obtaining a personís financial details through either coercive means, or by taking advantage of the individualís infirm state.
- Sexual: Not only includes the general gamut of sexual abuse, but also includes the case where the individual in unable to give consent due to dementia or other such mentally debilitating diseases.
- Neglect: Is defined as deprivation of either food, or heat, or clothing or conform or medication, and usually occurs when the perpetrator wishes the elderly individual to perform certain acts to the resumption of the deprived object: these acts are usual financial, and sometimes sexual in nature.
- Rights abuse: Is the denial of civil and constitutional rights of a person who maybe old, but has not been declared as mentally incapacitated.
The entire spectrum of abuse makes it especially important to have experienced lawyers that can deal with the problem in court, while according you the least possible difficulty. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our world today, we have pre-screened lawyers that possess immense experience in this manner. These individuals can help you, regardless of past harm, at least minimize future suffering and provide as many legal remedies and benefits as possible.