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The Challenge of Elder Abuse Cases in Kentucky

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Elder law attorneys know that elder abuse cases can often be staggeringly complex. For example, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal ran a Preying on Seniors’ series online - one of the stories  highlighted the intricacies of the case of 81-year-old Harriet Robbins. A retired church bookkeeper, Robbins was found in her home in “deplorable condition” — filthy and…

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World Elder Abuse Day 2013 in California

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This June marked the eighth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The program, launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, aims to achieve global recognition for elder abuse which will continue adult protective services efforts. Are you aware that one in ten elderly American adults has received some type of…

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Preventing Nursing Home Abuse in California

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California nursing home abuse has become a prevalent and troubling issue. Seniors are one of the most vulnerable age groups in the state, so it’s vital that their caregivers are well-trained and qualified. Unfortunately, some nursing homes over-work and inadequately train their staff, or provide unsuitable living conditions for residents. So how can you ensure…

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Kentucky Elder Abuse Cases

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Legal cases containing elder abuse stories are often harrowing. Each elder law attorney at Garcia & Artigliere’s Kentucky location  has lengthy experience practicing in this area, and is well aware of the distressing specifics each case can include. However, Kentucky’s general public may not be as well-informed on the various ways that elder abuse can…

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Florida Elder Abuse Developments

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New Developments in Florida Elder Abuse Laws How is the state of Florida taking preventative measures to protect seniors from incidents of elder abuse? The elder abuse lawyers at Garcia & Artigliere’s Florida location are consistently tracking new legislative changes and public efforts concerning this troubling topic. In this post, we’ll provide some of the…

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Elder Abuse In California

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What are the current statistics of nursing home abuse in California? The results will most likely alarm you. Nearly 200,000 Californians are victims of elder abuse every year.  While elder abuse often takes place in nursing homes, areas of negligence like medication mistakes , physical abuse  and more can take place in a variety of…

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Identifying Medical Negligence

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Medical Negligence – How Do You Know if You’re a Victim? In times of medical need, you rely on trained staff to ensure your safety. Whether you’re undergoing surgery or taking routine medication, doctors, nurses and pharmacists are all employed to promote your well-being. So are nursing home staff and employed caretakers. If a medical…

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Elder Abuse Lawyers Arizona

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Preventing Elder Abuse in Arizona Can you name the quickest-growing segment of Arizona’s population? If you named citizens 85 years of age or older, you’re correct. As the elderly population grows, more measures need to be taken to protect the increased vulnerability of this demographic. Elderly abuse in Arizona is still a prevalent problem throughout…

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Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud

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Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud As experienced consumer fraud attorneys, we learn of aggravating fraud cases all too often. Consumers buy defective products, purchase deceptive policies, or are unfairly misled in trade practices. There’s a staggering assortment of commodities which can be used by the fraudster: products, real estate, insurance, charitable causes, travel offers and…

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Elder Abuse in Kentucky: Report Insights

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Every year, the Kentucky Elder Abuse Committee (link to http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/eaa/) releases their annual report on elder abuse. This report compiles insights and data from health professionals, law enforcement, elder law attorneys and other specialists in Kentucky. Statistics of nursing home negligence, senior abuse reports and more provide a means of understanding the prevalence of elder…

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