Elder Abuse & Neglect

Dedicated Attorneys for New York & New Jersey

Elder abuse and neglect is a serious problem. Every year in the United States, more than 500,000 elder abuse cases are reported. Authorities believe that millions more are never brought to light.

Elder abuse and neglect is not narrowly defined, but can encompass any of the following:

If you are suspicious that an elderly friend, neighbor, or family member is suffering abuse, it is important that you take action to protect him or her. Whether the perpetrator is a trusted family member, a long-term care facility staff member, or a live-in caretaker, getting the victim out of a dangerous situation is extremely important. Do not hesitate to report the situation to the authorities.

Some common signs of elder abuse or neglect include:

  • Tension between the senior and his or her caregiver
  • Changes in personality or behavior including fear and acting withdrawn
  • Physical injuries including bruising, cuts, broken bones, sprains, broken glasses
  • Reluctance by the caregiver to let anyone speak privately to the senior
  • Untreated bedsores / ulcers
  • Bad odors
  • Lack of cleanliness, including dirty or bloody clothing
  • Serious weight loss
  • Drugged behavior, such as acting despondent or incoherent

More Than 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

Our attorneys at Morelli Law Firm have more than a century of combined experience in the area of personal injury law, including nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Whether you or your loved one was the victim of elder abuse, do not hesitate to get in touch with a New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyer from our office. Morelli Law Firm is a committed, results-driven law firm, and we are passionate about upholding our clients' rights.

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