When you’ve decided to place an elderly parent, aunt, uncle or loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the decision can be an emotional one. If that elderly loved one succumbs to abuse or neglect here in Philadelphia within that home or facility, it’s time to seek legal representation.
Each year hundreds of families within Pennsylvania decide to place a loved one into a facility where that elderly loved one’s activities and daily life can be monitored around the clock.
When that same loved one has been subjected to abuse or neglect, there’s anguish, confusion, and even anger that comes with such a realization. The law firm of Marc E. Batt & Associates not only wants your elderly loved one taken care of in a nurturing environment but wants to see justice prevail in the wake of that loved one’s abuse, neglect, or injuries.
According to the World Health Organization, Elder abuse is defined as, “…a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. This type of violence constitutes a violation of human rights and includes physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse, financial and material abuse, abandonment, neglect, and serious loss of dignity and respect.”
The WHO further states, “Elder abuse is an important public health problem. A 2017 study based on the best available evidence from 52 studies in 28 countries from diverse regions, including 12 low- and middle-income countries, estimated that, over the past year, 15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse.”
The elderly abuse legal specialists of Marc E. Batt & Associates believe that there is never an excuse for an elderly individual to be abused or neglected and will relentlessly work for you, as you present your findings of elderly abuse, to the forefront.
The World Health Organization states some common facts regarding elderly abuse which include but aren’t limited to the following. “Around 1 in 6 people 60 years and older experienced some form of abuse in community settings during the past year.” The WHO also adds, “Rates of elder abuse are high in institutions such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with 2 in 3 staff reporting that they have committed abuse in the past year.”
The Philadelphia law firm of Marc E. Batt & Associates understands that elder abuse can be both physical and emotional. Nursing home abuse may range from sores and fractured limbs to ignoring an elderly nursing home patient, mocking an elderly patient and even intimidating an elderly nursing home resident.
As an esteemed Philadelphia attorney, Attorney Batt and his distinguished attorney team collectively have over 100 years of personal injury legal expertise including nursing home abuse. Not only will Attorney Batt treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve, but your elderly loved one as well. The law firm of Marc E. Batt & Associates will listen to your claims of nursing home abuse inflicted upon your loved one, and build a solid case, on foundations of honesty and integrity, as they fight for justice for you and your elderly loved one.
No matter how small or insignificant you feel, your elder abuse case is, the law firm of Marc E. Batt & Associates wants to hear from you as the competent attorneys ready to represent your family and all victims of elder abuse.
Let Attorney Batt and his respected legal team be the voice you need as well as the advocates you deserve, spearheading justice for you and helping you obtain the compensation you and your family need.
There is never a good excuse to abuse, neglect, hurt, or berate an elderly individual. Contact Marc E. Batt & Associates and let Philadelphia’s most brilliant and esteemed attorneys fight for you and your family’s rights!
It’s not always easy to know for sure whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, especially if they can’t or refuse to talk to you about it. If you suspect that your loved one might’ve been neglected or abused, look out for these signs: