A heartbreaking cause of injury and psychological trauma among the elderly population in the United States is nursing home abuse. This unfortunate problem is far more pervasive than most people are aware. Understanding how to protect your loved one from abuse is critical. If he or she has already been a victim of negligence or mistreatment, talking to a caring and knowledgeable San Antonio nursing home abuse lawyer is your next step.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo?
If someone you love has been the victim of abuse in a long-term care facility, our San Antonio nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to fight on his or her behalf effectively and compassionately. We are passionate about protecting our clients’ rights and promoting just and equitable treatment for nursing home residents in the San Antonio area. We are ready to help your loved one seek justice. You do not have to pay us unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Your loved one deserves justice, and at the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo, we are prepared to fight for it. Request a free consultation today.
What is Considered Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse is the intentional harm or mistreatment of an elderly person who is considered vulnerable due to health problems or cognitive decline by an individual entrusted with their care. Neglect cases are also classified as elder abuse. According to the website for the National Center on Elder Abuse, there is evidence that these cases may be severely unreported. One study suggested that only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse are brought to the attention of authorities. Fortunately, state Adult Protective Services (APS) agencies report that this number may be on the rise.
Examples of elder abuse include:
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
With approximately 14 million American adults aged 65 and older suffering from a disability, the number of potential victims is large. Disabled elderly men and women should be able to enjoy a high quality of life in care facilities. They should be made to feel safe, and they should be treated with dignity and compassion. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Contact a San Antonio Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Over the years, we have exclusively dedicated our efforts to helping change the lives of injured individuals. Not only is pursuing a personal injury claim in San Antonio important for your own well-being, but we can also make our communities safer by holding careless parties responsible for their actions. Together, we can make a difference in society.
Call the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo today or contact us online to learn more in a free initial case review.