Elder Abuse and Neglect Harm Our Loved Ones
Elder abuse is an intentional act—or failing to act—by someone having power, control, or authority over an older adult. Especially relevant, a caregiver often fills this role. Sometimes, this conduct may be criminal. However, more often this maltreatment requires civil action and remedies to secure justice.
An elder adult is someone age 60 or older. Moreover, according to government and consumer research, elder abuse is common. In addition, in Southwest Florida, we have a high concentration of senior citizens. Consequently, we experience more elder abuse than many regions in Florida and U.S.
As your Fort Myers elder abuse lawyer having years experience, I often investigate abuse and neglect claims. You are families seeking justice and know right from wrong. Moreover, you only have your loved one’s best care and interests at heart. I’m here to help you find this security.
Elder Abuse Comes in Many Forms
Elder abuse may include sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. However, many times these abuses happen without notice.
Here are some examples how abuse occurs by nursing homes, caregivers, and assisted living facilities:
- Failing to timely and properly administer medications
- Violating Nursing Home Resident’s Rights law
- Under-staffing or poor quality personnel
- Non-compliance with quality care standards
- Medicare or Medicaid regulation violations
- Emotional or mental abuse
- Threats, verbal assaults, yelling, insults, racial or ethnic epithets, humiliation, embarrassment, intimidation, harassment
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse: hitting, slapping, improper restraints, kicking
- Resident-on-resident or staff attacks upon
These forms of abuse and neglect often produce severe injuries. Especially relevant and serious are falls, pressure sores or bed sores, broken bones, and wrongful death.
Do not stand for this outrageous conduct. No one deserves such mistreatment. Zoo animals receive better care than many seniors. Accordingly, contact me as your elder abuse lawyer and I’ll fight to make this right.
Elder Abuse Lawyer Pursues Justice in Southwest Florida
On par with harming children, nothing is lower than abusing our seniors and vulnerable adults. However, you have a voice. Do not allow come corporate nursing home chain to abuse your vulnerable mom, dad, sibling, or child.
Instead, contact me now for prompt action. I’m David Harris, and since 1995, I have been fighting for clients. I am a trial lawyer and litigator, and my compass only points to fairness and justice. Accordingly, I will stand with you in your fight against elder abuse and misconduct throughout Southwest Florida. Moreover, I pursue top compensation for you, your family member, or your loved one’s memory, from all responsible parties.
I’m a hands-on lawyer, so you get to know me personally as I investigate and build our case. So, when you call my office or have a question, I promptly respond and answer. You will never wonder where you stand or how your case is moving forward. Because, you receive updates whenever you want them.
Your first consultation is completely free, personal, and confidential. So, let’s start our discussion right now.