According to the Administration on Aging (AOA), each year hundreds of thousands of elder people are abused, neglected, and exploited. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable and cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs.
Our Michigan elder abuse lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities. When an elderly person moves into a nursing home, the family places a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. If the patient is injured or dies due to improper treatment and neglect, that person or his or her family should explore taking action against the facility.
What Is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse describes a situation in which a nursing home care provider fails to treat a patient at a reasonable standard expected from a care provider under those conditions, causing the patient to suffer injuries as well as damages. In general, elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm.
Types of Elder Abuse
There are many different forms of elder abuse. They include:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
Warning Signs of Elder Abuse
There are many different signs of elder abuse. They include:
- Pressure Marks
- Broken Bones
- Unexplained Withdrawal from normal activities and/or unusual depression
- Poor hygiene
- Unattended medical needs
- Unusual weight loss
Legal Rights After A Michigan Elder Abuse Injury
Patients and their families can file civil claims seeking money compensation for the injuries suffered due elder abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim for the loss of their loved one.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Elder Abuse Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for elder abuse varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a elder abuse lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan elder abuse lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.
Michigan Elder Abuse Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan elder abuse attorneys will represent you in your Michigan elder abuse case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Elder Abuse Lawyer
If you or a family member suffered from elder abuse, you should contact our Michigan elder abuse attorneys immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan elder abuse lawyers about your case.