Maryland Elder Abuse Lawyers
Elder abuse is unfortunately a somewhat occurrence in Maryland nursing homes. It can encompass any type of accident or intentional act. These can include nursing home abuse, assault, neglect, injury, malpractice and wrongful death. If a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse in a Maryland group home, long term care facility or nursing home you need the help of our Maryland elder abuse lawyers.
You can reach our team of Towson, Maryland elder abuse lawyers via email here. They will thoroughly review your claim and help you obtain the benefits and financial compensation you deserve. Serving the entire state of MD including the Annapolis, Baltimore, Olney, Bladensburg, Lanham, Landover, College Park and Bethesda areas.
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 care and trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.
Much like child abuse elder abuse is committed by people the victim knows, or has a relationship with, such as a spouse, partner, or family member; a friend or neighbor; or people that the older person relies on for services. Many forms of elder abuse are recognized as types of domestic violence or family violence since they are committed by family members. Paid caregivers have also been known to prey on their elderly patients. This can occur in nursing homes, hospice settings, long term care facilities, group homes and adult daycares.
The abuse of elders by caregivers is an issue across the country and not just in Maryland. Over the years, government agencies and community professional groups, worldwide, have specified elder abuse as a social problem. Recently the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), and an increasing number of events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse and highlight ways to challenge such abuse.
Although elders who have dementia, Alzheimers’ Disease or mental illness commonly make false accusations of theft and other forms of abuse by caregivers or family members, all reports of abuse must be investigated. It is important to the integrity of your case that you connect with our Rockville, Maryland elder abuse lawyers for a free case exam.