We need to do better for our elders.
We are committed to raising public awareness and preventing elder abuse, as well as representing victims and their families. Elder abuse can take the form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.
If elder physical abuse is suspected, there are a number of immediate steps a family should take. First, seek medical attention. Second, Report the suspected elder abuse to your state’s Ombudsman for Long-Term Care. In Oregon, the number is 1-800-522-2602. This will ensure that the suspected abuse is reported to the appropriate law enforcement or adult protective services agency. Third, contact a qualified elder abuse lawyer for assistance. Elders' safety depends on the accountability the civil justice system provides. In appropriate cases, pursuing a civil claim serves dual purposes of accountability and obtaining appropriate compensation for the resident’s injuries.
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