Orland Park Elder Abuse Lawyers with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Attorneys in Tinley Park for Cases Involving Physical or Financial Abuse of Seniors
Advocacy groups and government entities across the country recognize that elder abuse is a serious and growing problem as the U.S. population gets older. Such abuse is not limited to those in a particular location or economic class. It affects older Americans from all walks of life, including those in the highest rated nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
At Schwartz Injury Law, we are proud to advocate on behalf of our society’s most vulnerable individuals. We provide aggressive, responsible representation to those who have suffered elder abuse and their families. Attorney Allen N. Schwartz is a skilled, experienced elder abuse attorney who has obtained favorable results for abused seniors throughout the region. He and his team of distinguished lawyers have received numerous honors from various organizations and associations, including recognition as Top Rated Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Leading Lawyers, and Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers to Watch. With our knowledge and skills, we are prepared to work hard on behalf of victims of elder abuse.
Types of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can take place in a nursing facility, assisted care center, or even at home. There are several different types of elder abuse, and many victims experience more than one of them. In many cases, the victim’s age and health prevent him or her from speaking out against the abuse. With that in mind, it is often left to family members, friends, health care professionals, and caregivers to identify the signs of abusive behavior.
Elder abuse commonly includes but is not limited to:
- Neglect:When caregivers do not provide necessary care, medical treatment, or nourishment for an elderly person, the situation may be abusive. Allowing the victim to live in dirty and dangerous conditions may also constitute abuse;
- Physical abuse:An abuser may push, punch, burn, scratch, choke or cause other physical harm to an older person out of frustration or to “punish” the victim;
- Sexual abuse:Contact of a sexual nature with an elder’s consent is considered abuse. Sexual abuse is more common in nursing facilities but can occur at the victim’s home as well; and
- Exploitation:Taking advantage of an elderly person for financial gain is a type of elder abuse often perpetrated by caregivers, family members, and staff members at nursing homes.
At Schwartz Injury Law, we know that elder abuse is often a hidden problem. It takes place in private and many victims are unwilling or unable to report the abuse to the proper authorities. This makes victims all the more vulnerable. We are committed to helping elder abuse victims and their families obtain the justice they deserve.
Call Us Today
If you or an aging loved one has been the victim of abuse or exploitation, contact our office. Call 708-226-9000 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable elder abuse lawyer today. Located in Orland Park, Illinois, our firm is proud to serve individuals and families in Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Homer Glen, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Willow Springs, Mokena, Lemont, Frankfort, and the surrounding areas.