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How to Assess and Intervene in a Case of Elder Abuse or Neglect

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on June 25, 2019

Elder abuse is a horrifying concept to consider, but sadly it happens more often than a lot of us know. While most times when we hear the word “abuse” we think of black eyes and bloody noses. However, when it comes to elder abuse, the signs that it is happening are often much more subtle. […]

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Written by Cooper and Friedman on April 16, 2019

It can be difficult to trust others with the care of a loved one, and when they are unable to speak up for themselves it can be hard to know whether they’re being treated correctly. In accordance with federal and state laws, caregivers, whether in the home, hospital or nursing facility, have an obligation to […]

7 Facts You Should Know About Elder Abuse

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on December 20, 2018
Elder Abuse

It can be difficult to entrust others with the care of a loved one. How do you ensure that they are being properly treated? All too often, the elderly are not able to speak up for themselves. Instead, they depend on the care of others whether it be professional caregivers or family members. While most […]

7 Legal Concepts to Know for Personal Injury Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 8, 2018
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As every personal injury case is unique, there are a broad range of legal concepts that can be applied given the circumstances. A personal injury case is one where an individual suffers as a result of the negligence or harmful intent of another. Damages awarded from personal injury cases can help one and or their […]

Understanding Premises Liability Law – An Overview

Written by Cooper and Friedman on July 5, 2018
slip and fall injuries

Premise liability law is a legal concept used in personal injury cases to determine who is liable for an injury that occurred on a particular premise. If a property owner failed to use reasonable care, and an injury was sustained by a visitor, they may be held liable for compensation. Depending on the case, the […]

5 Myths About Elder Abuse from Elder Abuse Attorneys

Written by Cooper & Friedman on August 5, 2016

Currently, the world’s elderly population makes up 8.5 percent of the entire population. By 2050, the U.S. Census Reports have estimated that this population will grow to 17 percent. This large increase is a result of the expansive baby boomer generation getting older over the next four decades. With the increase in the elderly population, […]

Who Is At Highest Risk For Elderly Abuse?

Written by Cooper & Friedman on April 15, 2016

Elderly abuse is an increasingly serious problem for seniors across the U.S. This type of abuse includes: physical, sexual, emotional and psychological mistreatment. Elderly abuse also includes neglect, abandonment and financial or material exploitation. Adults aged 65 years and older represent 13 percent of the total population. And by 2050 this group will comprise about […]

Understanding Time Limits in Wrongful Death Cases

Written by Cooper & Friedman on January 8, 2016

Wrongful death cases involve a person dying due to circumstances which may be unintentional or intentional. The surviving members of the victim’s family have the ability to sue for wrongful death within a certain amount of time. In order to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, there must be the death of a human, with some […]

Elder Abuse Attorney Explains 10 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Written by Cooper & Friedman on September 14, 2015

Nursing home abuse and neglect can come in many forms and patterns. In 2000, the National Center on Elder Abuse reported that of the 2,000 nursing home residents being studied, 44 percent had been abused in some way. Of those who had been abused, 95 percent reported that they had been neglected while at a […]

Types of Elder Abuse

Written by Cooper & Friedman on July 8, 2015

Elder abuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue in the United States, and all over the world. And with a demographic shift towards population aging and a baby boom generation, some 40 million strong, it’s likely this issue will only increase in importance. As people age, they often start to become increasingly dependent again. Physical […]

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