Physical abuse of an elderly or incapacitated individual can occur in a nursing home setting or at home while under the care of a professional or family member. Abuse injuries that are mental, psychological or emotional may never heal. Elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable to extended distress.
At Brasier Law, LLC, we help clients in Portland, Oregon and SW Washington and all the surrounding areas understand their rights after the physical abuse of an elderly or incapacitated loved one. We take abuse cases seriously, as no one’s health, safety and well-being should ever be at risk and never taken advantage of. In addition to handling physical abuse cases, we also handle cases involving the financial abuse of elders. Call 503-855-4777 to schedule a free phone consultation or contact us online.
Physical Elderly Abuse
Neglect is the failure to care for a person in a manner that would avoid harm or the failure to address a situation which may be considered harmful. While neglect may be intentional, in some cases, it is not. Injuries from neglect can include:
- Broken hips and other bones from falls
- Illness from medication errors
Abuse is the intentional causing of pain or harm to an individual. It can be physical, mental, verbal, psychological or sexual, and result in injuries such as:
- Broken bones, abrasions and lacerations from punishment or assault
- Fears and emotional distress
- Sores from excessive restraint
- Memory or functional problems from oversedation
If the physical abuse has been occurring in a nursing home setting, we can take action against the nursing home, in addition to any specific caregivers that were involved in the infliction of injuries. We do not back down when pursuing justice and can see that your loved one is protected in the future.
Contact an Elder Abuse Attorney Today
Elder physical abuse should not be tolerated. Let an attorney at our office help you understand your rights and options for protecting a loved one. Contact us online or by calling 503-855-4777 to schedule a free phone consultation and speak with one of our experienced elder abuse attorneys.