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Why is Elder Abuse So Common?

Written by Cooper & Friedman on February 14, 2020

According to NCOA, one in 10 Americans has experienced elder abuse. This means millions of individuals over the age of sixty have faced this injustice. Only a small number of these cases are reported to authorities. As personal injury attorneys with decades of experience practicing in the State of Kentucky and in Southern Indiana, we’ve […]

How To Protect Yourself From Internet & Phone Call Scams

Written by Cooper and Friedman on December 10, 2019
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We live in an age of information technology. People have constant access to the internet and can easily find any information they need. Despite this, many fall for internet and phone call scams. These scams can cost you thousands of dollars and cause a great deal of stress. Here’s a look at some of the […]

What To Expect The First Time You Meet With Your Lawyer

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 28, 2019
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Today many lawyers offer free consultations. You can book an appointment and speak with a professional about your case for some time. This is an important meeting because you have the time to assess the lawyer and determine whether they’re the right fit for you. A lawyer can make or break a case, so hiring […]

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
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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 […]

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