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New Orleans Elder Abuse Attorneys

Exposing Abuse, Neglect & Mistreatment of the Elderly & Infirm

No one should have to experience abuse or mistreatment at the hands of someone they trust. Unfortunately for the aging population in Louisiana and across the U.S., the elderly are at risk of abuse perpetrated by caregivers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, or in their own homes by in-home care professionals and family members. This epidemic must be addressed.

The New Orleans elder abuse lawyers at Garcia & Artigliere are committed to fighting on behalf of elderly individuals and their families in cases involving all types of senior abuse and neglect. Led by senior attorney Stephen M. Garcia, our firm has a reputation for results in the most complex elder abuse cases across the United States. We have acted as counsel in cases resulting in over $1.3 billion in recoveries for the wronged and injured.

For a free, confidential review of your elder abuse claim, call (504) 608-4251. Se habla español.

What Is Elder Abuse?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines elder abuse as “…an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.” An older adult is a person aged 60 or older.

The five primary types of elder abuse are:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Neglect
  • Financial abuse/exploitation

Consequences of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse may cause varying degrees of harm to a victim. Potential injuries may include:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Pressure sores (bedsores/decubitus ulcers)
  • Fecal impaction
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe burns, lacerations, or contusions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic head injuries

These injuries can be caused by intentional physical contact such as hitting, striking, or slapping a victim, or they may result from negligence. In either scenario, the party who acted intentionally or negligently could be held accountable. Our New Orleans elder abuse attorneys can help you understand how liability (legal responsibility) works in these matters and who may be to blame.

Elder abuse is a serious problem that requires immediate intervention and aggressive legal representation. For the level of counsel you need, call (504) 608-4251 or contact us online.

Why Hire
Garcia & Artigliere?

  • Founder Stephen M. Garcia has served as lead counsel in more than 2,500 elder and/or dependent adult abuse cases.
  • Garcia & Artigliere has served as counsel on behalf on consumers throughout the United States in matters resulting in over $1.3 billion in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • At Garcia & Artigliere, you will never be charged a fee - not even court costs or expenses - until we win your case.
  • The firm is known for successfully handling the most complex cases of elder neglect and mistreatment.
NOTABLE VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • $38,600,000

    Obtained a $38.6 million settlement, considered to be the largest Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act settlement (EADACPA) in ...

  • $5,400,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia successfully resolved a matter for an 87-year-old woman who was repeatedly sexually molested by the co-manager ...

  • $4,500,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia settled a California class action for $4.5 million and an Oregon class action for $1 million against a nursing ...

  • $1,500,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a $1.5 million verdict for the family of a woman who died from more than 10 pressure sores, many of ...

  • $1,300,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a judgment of more than $1.3 million against a residential care facility for elder abuse and wrongful ...

  • $1,300,000

    An elderly man was severely neglected by nursing home staff members and died as a result of the facility’s chronic under-staffing and under-budgeting. ...

Contact Garcia &
Artigliere

We offer a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. At Garcia &
Artigliere there is no fee - not even court costs - unless we win your
case. Call (504) 608-4251 Today!

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