Elder Abuse Lawyer
Deciding to put your beloved aged family member in a nursing home is probably
the most agonizing, difficult, and traumatic decision you have ever had
to make. It is likely that you made this decision only after realizing
that either because of a major illness, a stroke, or some other drastic
change in your loved one's health condition, they could no longer
take care themselves and you could no longer provide them the care that
Undoubtedly, when you selected a care facility for your senior family member,
you did so after much research. You trusted that you were putting your
parents or grandparents in a place that would care for them in a way that
was better than what you could do yourself.
What if you are seeing signs that your loved one is not receiving the high
quality service and dedication to their health you expected them to receive?
Worse yet, what if it is becoming clear that they are being victimized
by the nursing home's staff? Obviously, you realize the need to take
immediate action to protect them.
Addressing Elder Abuse
Time and time again, we have seen cases of elder abuse in Texas. Unscrupulous
individuals in nursing homes and other care giving facilities take advantage
of the trust people put in them. They abuse and misuse their older patients
because their patients are vulnerable. Because of their age, the patients
do not have the physical strength to protect themselves. At times, infirmities
hamper their ability to move physically or their cognitive skills. As
a result, some older individuals are sexually abused, physically abused,
and are forced to endure numerous indignities.
If you suspect that this is happening to your loved one, don’t waste
time. Contact us today. We have the experience, the skill, and the know-how
to help you research your case and take the steps necessary to aggressively
protect your loved one while at the same time making the lowlife individuals
who had the audacity to take advantage of your loved one pay for what they did.
Elder abuse is something that we take seriously. We pursue these cases
with a level of aggressiveness and tenacity that is unparalleled. We are
determined to help you fight for any compensation you are owed as a result
of physical and emotional damages incurred.
Understanding Types of Elder Abuse
While it makes us frustrated to think about, the truth of the matter is
that every single day thousands of elderly Americans are subjected to
abuse. In the United States alone, more than 500,000 reports of elder
abuse make it to the ears of the authorities every year. But it is estimated
that millions go unreported.
Elder abuse takes on many forms. It includes intimidation, threats, neglect,
as well as financial fraud. Below are some of the more common forms of
• Physical Abuse
Physical abuse is when force is used against an elderly individual in
a non-accidental way. The goal is to induce pain, produce an
injury, or physically impair the elderly individual. In addition to physical
assaults, this can include the inappropriate use of drugs, the inappropriate
use of restraints, or unnecessarily confining an elderly individual.
• Emotional Abuse
In the cases of emotional abuse that we have dealt with, victims have
been psychologically abused. People speak to them or treat them in ways
that cause them emotional distress and pain. Some forms of emotional abuse
include yelling, intimidation, ridicule, blaming, and scapegoating. In
addition to verbal abuse, we have helped patients who faced nonverbal
abuse. This included isolating them from friends or family, menacing them,
terrorizing them, or simply ignoring an elderly person for extended periods of time.
• Sexual Abuse
In some instances, elderly individuals have been forced to endure repugnant
acts of sexual abuse. These have included physical sexual acts, forcing
an elderly individual to view pornographic material, or forcing them to
undress to humiliate or to harass them.
• Healthcare Fraud
Healthcare fraud is carried out by medical personnel who choose to act
in unethical way. We have seen cases of medical providers who charge for
healthcare, but do not provide it. Others have chosen to over medicate
or under medicate their patients. Some have even committed medical fraud.
• Financial Exploitation
This includes misusing an elderly individual's financial assets. Credit
cards, bank accounts, and checks may be stolen. The elderly individual's
signature may be forged, or their identity may be stolen.
In many cases the above mentioned acts will lead to justifiable criminal
charges. However, our goal is to see to it that you and your loved one
receives the financial compensation they deserve after experiencing abuse
from individuals they should have been able to trust.
Why You Should Contact Us
Investigating and determining elder abuse can be challenging. It will require
skill and experience to identify who is responsible for the abuse and
to pursue financial compensation for said abuse. We have a reputation
for being able to provide comprehensive advice and for being completely
dedicated to our clients. Our goal is to work with you to help you achieve
the best outcome in court. If you choose to work with us, you can have
the confidence that comes from knowing that you and your loved one are
being cared for by trustworthy attorneys.
We invite you to
contact us for a free case evaluation. Our operators are available to answer our phone calls 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Let us use our skill and our experience to help you
and your loved ones get the compensation they so justly deserve.