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8 Signs An Elderly Person May Be Suffering From Financial Abuse

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on April 12, 2022
Elderly People are often financially abused by family

While signs of physical abuse of seniors are often more obvious, including bruising, cuts, scrapes, bed sores, broken bones, and more, financial abuse can often be much more difficult to detect until significant damage is done. Seniors are often the ideal victims of financial abuse  because they are more likely to be socially isolated, mentally […]

Elder Abuse On The Rise During The Pandemic

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on January 20, 2022
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According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), elder abuse impacts upwards of 5 million older Americans every year. Approximately one out of 10 Americans aged 60 years and older have been the victims of some type of elder abuse, yet the vast majority of cases go unreported. In fact, according to research conducted by […]

How To Handle Nursing Home Neglect

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on July 13, 2021
Lonely old woman in negligent nursing home

Elder abuse is frighteningly common at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some type of elder abuse. The most common type of elder abuse at nursing homes is neglect, defined as the failure of employees to uphold […]

Elder Abuse: An Overview

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on March 9, 2021

Although often overlooked or unseen, hundreds of thousands of older adults (60+) experience some form of elder abuse every year. Elder abuse is abuse that someone causes to seniors. It can be intentional or due to negligence. According to the CDC, there are 6 types of elder abuse: physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, neglect, and […]

Why is Elder Abuse So Common?

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on February 14, 2020
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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 & Friedman PLLC 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 & Friedman PLLC 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 & Friedman PLLC 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
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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 […]

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