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If you have an elderly loved one who suffered abuse at the hands of a caregiver, you know exactly how devastating the toll can be. Elder abuse can lead to serious declines in a loved one’s mental and physical health, to a loss of financial stability, and even to untimely death. If you have an elderly loved one who you believe has suffered from abuse at the hands of a caregiver, get the legal help you need to seek compensation for their injuries. Contact the Hughey Law Firm today at (843) 881-8644 to schedule a free consultation.
At Hughey Law Firm, we represent the victims of wrongdoing by others, including victims of elder abuse. We have recovered millions for our clients across a wide variety of personal injury-type matters. When we work with a client on an elder abuse case, our determined team of lawyers works to obtain the maximum compensation available for your loved one’s injuries and losses.
Elder abuse can occur in a variety of ways and lead to several different types of injuries, depending on the circumstances.
Physical abuse occurs when an elderly individual is pushed, hit, burned, overly restrained or otherwise physically harmed. Physical abuse can lead to:
Sexual abuse occurs any time there is unwanted contact with an elderly individual’s genitals. This may include vaginal or anal penetration, forced sexual acts, or forced contact with genitalia. Sexual abuse may lead to infection and disease, physical trauma, and emotional trauma.
Emotional abuse takes place when a caregiver or other individual deliberately manipulates an elderly individual’s emotions. The caregiver may stoke fear, or deliberately withhold care or affection in an effort to create a specific type of behavior. Emotional abuse may also take the form of anger or manipulation.
Neglect occurs when caregivers neglect to take care of the elderly individual in their care. Neglect may occur when nursing homes or other facilities fail to take proper care of a patient in their facility, or it may occur in the home, when a caregiver fails to provide appropriate care for an individual in their home. Neglect can lead to:
Financial abuse occurs when caregivers, friends, or family members manipulate an elderly individual into giving up control of their finances. They may:
Elder abuse can occur at the hands of a variety of individuals. These include:
The damages potentially recoverable for elder abuse can’t undo the harm suffered by your elderly loved one. They can, however, make it easier to move forward. Damages recoverable may include:
There are several common tactics those legally liable for elder abuse may use to reduce their financial exposure. These include:
At Hughey Law Firm, we offer all potential clients a free consultation. We accept our clients on a contingent fee basis, in which we only receive payment if we recover a settlement or judgment on our client’s behalf.
If your elderly loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of a caregiver, family member, or friend, don’t wait to get them the legal help they need. Email the Hughey Law Firm today or call (843) 881-8644 to learn more about how we may be able to help.
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