How Elder Abuse Lawyers Can Help When Elderly Loved One has Been Abused
Discovering that an elderly loved one has suffered repeated abuse from a caregiver – physically, sexually, emotionally or financially – can be devastating. After removing the victim from the abusive situation, what is the next step? If you are dealing with a loved one who is a victim of elder abuse, look to an elder abuse lawyer for help. With their ample legal knowledge and experience in the realm of elder and nursing home abuse, these lawyers can provide much needed assistance by offering:
- Protection. In some cases, abusers are difficult to discourage, even after the victim has been removed from the abusive living situation. Whether you are dealing with elder abuse in a professional setting, such as a nursing home, or an abusive family member, it is essential to secure legal protection so the victim can no longer be injured or exploited. Elder abuse lawyers can help you secure a restraining order, if necessary, or enact other legal barriers to protect your loved one’s body, mind and finances.
- Accountability. Abuse is usually a pattern of behavior, not an isolated incident – which means that abusers, left unchecked, are likely to strike again. Holding abusers accountable for their actions by utilizing the appropriate legal avenues not only helps end the cycle of abuse and protect potential future victims from harm, it also ensures that justice will be served.
- Guidance. How do you go about properly reporting elder abuse so that your claim will be investigated? Can you sue the institution or individual for damages? What are the steps that need to be taken? Lawyers who specialize in elder abuse can offer you proper guidance throughout this difficult process.
If you have an elderly loved one who is a victim of abuse, contact the elder abuse lawyers at the law firm of Garcia & Artigliere today at (800) 328-2630 or online at www.lawgarcia.com.