Abuse is the intentional infliction of pain or injury. Abuse can be physical, mental, sexual, psychological, or verbal, and more than one type of abuse can occur at the same time. Jones Law Group in Columbus, Ohio is committed to protecting the elderly from abuse and financial exploitation. Elder abuse may include harassment, intimidation, hitting, slapping, force-feeding, pinching, and kicking.
At first, you might not recognize the signs and symptoms of elder abuse because they are easy to mix up with the signs of dementia or frailty. While many of the symptoms of elder abuse overlap with signs of mental deterioration, you should never dismiss them. The following are signs of different types of elder abuse.
If you have an elderly loved one who you suspect is the victim of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, it’s important to act quickly. Time is of the essence because the statute of limitations may prevent you from taking the case to court if you don’t file the lawsuit as soon as possible. If your elderly relative doesn’t have the mental capacity to sue, you may be able to file the lawsuit on the elder’s behalf. A nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can stop the abuse, hold the abusers and their employers accountable, and help you receive financial compensation for the pain and suffering caused to your elderly family member.
If you schedule an initial consultation with Jones Law Group, we’ll listen to your concerns and the circumstances of your situation to determine whether your elderly family member has a case. Then, we will evaluate the circumstances and severity of the abuse and calculate related expenses. This will enable us to determine the amount of damages needed to compensate your elderly relative. In order to develop your case, our attorneys may document the abuse by taking photos, researching your medical records, interviewing witnesses, and talking with your elderly family member, if possible.
Call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with the elder abuse lawyers at Jones Law Group in Columbus, Ohio.
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