According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s elder abuse statistics, around ten percent of elders suffer abuse every year. This estimate is most likely low, as many abuse victims may not be able to report their maltreatment. The aging population is particularly vulnerable to mistreatment as they often are highly…Read the rest ».
Do you believe your loved one was carelessly prescribed Nuedexta, and that the drug has caused harm or trauma as a result? This medication, used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA), has had a troubled history. In some cases, the drug seems to be prescribed when nursing home staff want to…Read the rest ».
Nuedexta is a drug meant to suppress symptoms of PBA (pseudobulbar affect), a condition that can occur in people with neurological damage. PBA causes fits of uncontrollable laughing or crying that don’t necessarily correspond to the actual emotions felt at the time. PBA can occur in people suffering from dementia…Read the rest ».
When you entrust your elderly loved one to a nursing home, you expect that the nursing home will take care of them to the fullest possible extent. Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not truly care about their residents, especially the poor ones. Nursing homes often abandon residents they no longer…Read the rest ».
Nursing homes are within their rights to evict a resident who cannot pay, who does not require the home’s services anymore, or both. However, there are rules regarding these evictions, and nursing homes often don’t bother following protocol when evicting a resident. In addition, nursing homes often opt to illegally…Read the rest ».
Falls can be incredibly dangerous for senior citizens, yet the risk of falling becomes much higher the older you get. Falls at assisted living facilities are extremely common, and too many of these facilities do not take the appropriate preventative steps to help reduce the risk of falling for their…Read the rest ».
Elder abuse and neglect are broad terms that cover a wide range of mistreatment, from physical and emotional abuse to financial abuse or simple neglect that leads to injury. To be considered a true case of elder abuse or neglect, there must be injury involved. This injury can be emotional,…Read the rest ».
When you put an elderly loved one in a nursing home, you are trusting their very life to the caregivers of that nursing home. If a caregiver is negligent or careless in their duties, especially when dealing with medications or medical conditions requiring constant attention, it can lead to tragic…Read the rest ».
Elder abuse lawyer Travis Siegel picks his battles with care, and one he has decided to take your case, he fights relentlessly to obtain justice for your maltreated elderly loved one. In his years of fighting for the rights of the elderly, he has obtained multiple million-dollar and half-million-dollar-plus settlements.…Read the rest ».
Hiring a caregiver for your elderly relatives is an important decision. You need to be sure that you are hiring someone who will genuinely care for your loved one, who is qualified and experienced, and who will not be neglectful or abusive. It can be hard to judge who meets…Read the rest ».