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What Constitutes Elder Abuse?

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…

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Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Drugs Out, Nuedexta In?

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…

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When to Call a Lawyer for Nuedexta Over-Prescription

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…

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What to Do If Your Loved One Was Abandoned by Their Nursing Home

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…

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Can A Nursing Home Evict a Resident?

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…

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How to Prevent Falls in an Assisted Living Facility

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…

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What Is Considered Elder Abuse and Neglect in California?

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,…

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Landmark Wins for Siegel Law

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.…

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Putting a Stop to Sexual Abuse of the Elderly

It is unthinkable that your beloved parent or grandparent may be raped or otherwise sexually assaulted by the very people they trust to care for them at a nursing home. However, it is the unfortunate truth that many nursing home residents are sexually abused by their caretakers. It is up…

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Loved One Is Being Abused

It is often a hard decision to put a loved one into a nursing home. After you make that decision, though, you expect that the home you chose will treat your loved one well. Finding signs of elder abuse or neglect is devastating, but there are things you can do…

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