Elder Abuse Attorney in Tempe
About Elder Abuse in Tempe
The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society and are ever increasingly suffering abuse and negligence at the hands of those we have entrusted with their care. At the Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we passionately believe that the elderly deserve to live with dignity, security, independence and integrity. If you or a loved one has been living with abuse, neglect or exploitation, a dedicated and skilled
Tempe personal injury attorney from our firm will tenaciously fight for the quality of life and compensation our elder citizens very much deserve. We have an extensive and proven track-record building cases on behalf of our clients. By contacting us as soon as possible, we may be able to help you make a statement that abusing our elderly, vulnerable loved ones is not acceptable.
Types of Elder Abuse
Federal definitions of elder abuse were outlined in amendments to the Older Americans Act in 1987 to help established guidelines to help recognize and address the problem of elder abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse has identified three basic categories of abuse:
- Domestic elder abuse is basically when someone known to the elder person, typically a relative, engages in mistreatment in either the elder person's home or in the home of a caregiver.
- Institutional elder abuse occurs when the mistreatment occurs in a residential home for the elderly. Those who commit institutional elder abuse are typically employed by residential facilities and are contractually obligated to provide proper care and attention.
- Self-neglect or self-abuse is when the elderly individual is either incapable or unwilling to fully care for their own welfare
While there are sadly no reliable statistics giving a full indication of the frequency of elder abuse in the country, the National Center on Elder Abuse has detected a rapidly increasing trend of mistreatment of or elderly. If you are an elderly person experiencing abuse, know that we are concerned about your dignity and security. It is crucial that you contact a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer from our firm as soon as possible to protect your rights and to help ensure your dignity. We aggressively fight for the rights of our clients and we believe that you deserve to live with maximum independence and maximum dignity.
If you have a parent or loved one that has been experiencing elder abuse, a capable and tenacious lawyer from our firm may be able to help you protect the rights and dignity of your loved one as well as seeking the highest possible compensation allowing you to provide for your loved one and making a statement that elder abuse will not be tolerated.
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