Ohio elder abuse attorneys
News stories keep reminding us about the growing number of seniors in our country. One thing they don’t usually mention is the link between an increasing population of elderly citizens and elder abuse. This is a highly vulnerable population, especially when dementia and confusion take their toll. Families need to be alert to signs of abuse and be ready to take action rather than waiting for their elderly loved ones to report mistreatment.
Our commitment to our elderly clients
At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our Ohio lawyers have 50 years of experience helping clients seek justice after they are injured in some way. We continue this tradition by filing lawsuits against abusers, whether those abusers are private caregivers or nursing home employees. Our attorneys want to help end elder abuse. Filing lawsuits against abusers is one way to stop abuse and prevent other seniors from experiencing it.
Examples of elder abuse
Elder abuse is illegal in Ohio and other states. Despite this, it occurs in skilled care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living operations and in seniors’ own homes. Abusers can be licensed caregivers, friends or family members. Examples of elder abuse include:
- Theft of money or property
- Financial manipulation
- Neglect that gives rise to malnutrition, dehydration or bedsores
- Lack of oversight
- Failure to provide assistive equipment such as railings, walkers or wheelchairs
- Slapping and hitting
- Emotional abuse
Whatever type of abuse your loved one suffered, our law firm can take action against those who were responsible and do our part to make things better for others in similar situations.
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to find out about elder abuse and how you can stop it
If you’ve been looking for attorneys handling cases of elder abuse in Ohio, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule your free consultation to learn how you can stop the abuse and neglect of an elderly loved one.
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