Elder Abuse

Elder abuse (also called "elder mistreatment," "senior abuse," "abuse in later life," "abuse of older adults," "abuse of older women," and "abuse of older men") is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person." This definition has been adopted by the World Health Organization from a definition put forward by Action on Elder Abuse in the UK. Laws protecting the elderly from abuse are similar to, and related to, laws protecting dependent adults from abuse.
Posts about Elder Abuse
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …Facts & statistics regarding elder abuse in US nursing homes. Nursing Home Abuse Statistics While researchers may differ on some statistical findings, one thing on which they generally agree is that nursing home abuse has reached epidemic proportions and now requires collaborative intervention. Unlike child abuse and domestic violence…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • It May Be Easier to Sue For Nursing Home Abuse

    …. Contact a Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer The Staver Law Group has a group of compassionate attorneys with decades of combined experience advocating for residents who have suffered physical and psychological injuries because of nursing home abuse or negligence. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your case, gather evidence, and implement…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Ongoing Prevalence of Nursing Home Abuse

    … ones Noticeably tense relationships with caregivers Although any elder may suffer nursing home abuse, seniors with dementia or other cognitive impairments, and those who are isolated from friends and family are among the most vulnerable. How a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Can Help If someone you love is being abused in a nursing home…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Nursing home abuse can be hard to spot

    … of maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial abuse. Physical abuse is one of the most common forms of elder abuse and includes any intentional infliction of pain such as through slapping or grabbing, but also restraint through physical or chemical means.6 One of the other leading forms of elder abuse…

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • Brokerage Firms and Elder Abuse Prevention

    … is protected. Once funds are disbursed, they become much harder to claw back. It’s not just the states that are getting involved. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – FINRA – has issued their own proposal. FINRA wants a 15 day holding period. During that time, stockbrokers would need to reach out to the customer’s “trusted contact.” (Customers…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Assisted Living Abuse Lawyer

    …Has a loved one suffered abuse at an assisted living facility in Texas? Call 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. It’s important for the residents of assisted living facilities (and their families) to understand how to recognize elder abuse, and to what to do once it has been discovered. Assisted Living Abuse & Neglect Residents…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • LPL Financial In Trouble… Again

    … lost any money, regulators believe that seniors are especially vulnerable to deceptive or high pressure marketing campaigns. In announcing the settlement, Secretary of State William Galvin said, “In these days when workers are increasingly having to assume responsibility for their retirement savings, it is vital that the financial services industry…

    Due Diligence- 36 readers -
  • Raymond Daniel Schmidt—Borrowing Money from Clients

    … it investigated this conduct, according to FINRA. Raymond D. Schmidt Allegedly Borrowed the Money from Seven Clients from 2009 to 2012, Faces $375,000 California Stat Lawsuit Alleging Elder Abuse and Negligence Raymond D. Schmidt allegedly borrowed said money from seven clients between 2009 and 2012, a violation of industry rules, according to a settlement…

    Alan Rosca/ Investment Fraud Lawyers- 38 readers -
  • What To Do If You Suspect Financial Elder Abuse

    … person has gotten very close to your loved one and isolated them from other family and friends. Your loved one has changed power of attorney, wills, trusts, or other estate planning documents to favor another person without explanation. Another person is suddenly a joint bank account holder with your loved one or is added to deeds or titles…

    www.kcarplaw.com- 11 readers -
  • Ellwood Jones Revisited

    … diligence on the investments he was recommending, fraud and elder abuse. The claimed loss in that case is $1, 972,000. That case is still pending. A case filed last year after our 2013 blog post accused Jones of misrepresentation. The claimed losses in that case were $10,000,000. That case settled in February for $3.75 million. All in all, Jones has…

    Due Diligence- 26 readers -
  • Bank May be Liable for Failure to Stop Elder Abuse

    … Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • March 9th, 2015 • Guardianship Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, In what may be a first in Florida, a bank can be held liable for the failure to stop elder abuse arising from the draining of a senior's bank account by an abuser. In Ginder v. Bank of America, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25562 (M.D. Fla. 2015), Mrs…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 18 readers -
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