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Elder Abuse Attorneys Work to End Maltreatment in Nursing Homes

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As originally reported by Chris Elkins with DrugWatch, abuse in nursing homes continue to plague elderly and infirm patients despite efforts to end this upsetting cycle. Although government officials have made efforts to enact legislation that would reduce occurrences of abuse, unfortunately, those laws did not reduce the severity or number of reported incidents each […]

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State Attorney Generals Apply Consumer Protection Laws to Student Debt and Home Foreclosures

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Throughout the past few years, numerous state attorney generals have had to respond to consumer complaints regarding a multiplicity of financial issues. According to Forbes, the New York attorney generals’s office examined over 2,200 credit-related and 1,700 mortgage-related complaints in 2013. That same year, North Carolina residents filed over 3,300 lending-related complaints at their attorney […]

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5 Signs of Elder Abuse

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As people age and become more dependent on those around them many, unfortunately, may suffer from abuse. Nextavenue.org reports that elder abuse is on the rise but that only 1 out of every 14 cases is reported to authorities. Many people may ask, what is elder abuse? The abuse of an elderly individual can fall […]

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Addressing Elder Abuse

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It’s an issue that requires dire attention. Although we’re taught to treat our elders with care and respect, many of our parents and grandparents suffer from elder abuse. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal estimates that 5 to 10 percent of seniors experience elder abuse. Many victims are unable or unwilling to […]

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Can You Spot the Signs of Elder Abuse?

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Elder abuse in some form affects 5 million Americans on a yearly basis. But it’s an issue that’s tough to pin down, since the signs can mimic symptoms of dementia or even the natural deterioration caused by aging, notes PBS’ Next Avenue. In addition, seniors often hesitate to discuss abuse, especially if a loved one […]

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