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If you are concerned about the treatment of a loved one in a nursing home, it may be in your best interest to discuss the situation with the nursing home abuse law firm Washington DC trusts and who can tell you what your loved one’s rights are. It is a terrible feeling to be concerned about a loved one suffering from nursing home abuse but unfortunately, this can be a problem in even the best facilities.

Finding elder abuse lawyers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia is not easy.

The World Health Organization states, “Elder abuse is a violation of human rights and a significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation and despair.” As the world keeps moving faster and it seems like there is not enough time in the day, people get too busy to think about the people who were building this country before we were. The elderly should be the most cherished part of a community because they are the ones who built it and worked in it before the people who are there now. However, this is not always the case.

We think and hope that all of our older friends and family will be treated with respect, dignity and the utmost of care when they are reaching the twilight of their lives. Unfortunately, the need for a good nursing home abuse lawyer is all too common.

Sometimes the people who are left in charge of caring for the elderly knowingly or unknowingly cut corners in their care to save time or money. This cutting of corners can be extremely detrimental to their health and is considered negligent. Sometimes the caretakers of the elderly knowingly exert their frustration on their elderly patients, causing elder abuse.

If a family suspects that their loved one is being abused, it is recommended that they contact a licensed nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner a family is able to determine whether their loved is being abused, the sooner they may be able to get their loved, older person into a safe environment.

Elder abuse can be inflicted by a domestic caregiver or family member. This is called domestic elder abuse. It can also be inflicted by employees of residential facilities who are legally or contractually obliged to provide care and protection. This is called institutional elder abuse.

Within those two types of elder abuse there are six major categories of abuse that may take place. Included in these categories are: emotional abuse, physical abuse, exploitation, sexual abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Although one sign does not inevitably mean that elder abuse is taking place, some things to look out for are: physical injuries that could indicate physical abuse, mistreatment, or neglect, unexplained changes in behavior, unexplained changes in an elderly person’s finances could be a sign of exploitation, poor hygiene or unattended medical needs, and more.

No living creature should be abused but it is especially disheartening to think about an older person who cannot fight back or communicate their needs, being in pain and discomfort. If you are concerned about the treatment of someone in a nursing facility, you may find it helpful to talk to a nursing home abuse lawyer who understands this area of law.

You Need An Experienced Elder Abuse Attorney To Handle Your Case

If your cherished elderly person is experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms or ones not mentioned here, take them to a trusted medical professional immediately to have them evaluated for abuse. If the doctor believes that elder abuse is taking place, call the Washington DC injury lawyers at Cohen & Cohen without delay.

Elder abuse is sickening and completely inexcusable so whoever is perpetrating it should be stopped immediately. By contacting the elder abuse attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, you are advocating for the treasured elderly person in your life by standing up to their abusers.

Elderly victims of nursing home abuse may be entitled to financial compensation to cover their past, present, and future medical expenses, attorney’s fees, and emotional trauma. However, elder abuse can be difficult for the average attorney practicing personal injury cases to be proved. This being said, you need a skillful elder abuse attorney who has a wealth of resources and information on the topic. Cohen & Cohen has an immeasurable amount of elder abuse experience and our team of elder abuse attorneys will make sure you get the perfect attorney for your case.

If you are concerned about an elderly loved one’s care, contact a highly rated nursing home abuse lawyer at Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

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