Ottawa Elder Abuse Lawyers
Senior citizens deserve our utmost respect and the best care possible. However, in a world where proper care is expensive, and resources are spread wafer-thin, it can be difficult to deliver the treatment necessary to ensure optimal quality of life for everyone. That said, elder abuse is prevalent now more than ever, particularly in some care facilities that are lax on ensuring patient safety. In other cases, families themselves can inflict plenty of harm and hardship on elders in their care, both intentionally and unintentionally.
At Tierney Stauffer LLP in Ottawa and North Bay, our personal injury team has many years of experience fighting for the rights of our elderly clients. We are committed to helping elderly accident victims receive maximum compensation for their injuries, whether suffered at home or in a professional medical or care facility.
Increased Risk of Abuse & Neglect for Seniors
If you know of an elder person suffering at the hands of a negligent or violent individual, it is critical that you bring them to justice – a much-treasured life may be on the line otherwise. Seniors are the most at-risk individuals in modern society, and this is largely due to pre-existing medical conditions, special needs that must be accommodated for, and frailness that makes them more easily susceptible to serious injuries. Therefore, speaking up and seeking immediate legal action is not just essential, but should also be approached with urgency. It only takes a few missed pills or a hard fall to cause a serious injury, to say nothing of social isolation and damage to mental health as a result of the abuse.
Causes of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse can be intentional or unintentional, and it typically includes actions that cause physical, mental, financial or sexual harm to an older adult. In many cases, it may also include neglect, such as when an individual or organization fails to provide critical services and care to someone older in need of a helping hand. Elder abuse and neglect can be the result of one isolated incident. More disturbingly, it may be tied to a complex pattern of mistreatment, which itself can stem from deep psychological trauma or mental instability on behalf of the abusers in question.
Contact Tierney Stauffer LLP in Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall & North Bay for Trusted Legal Guidance with Elder Abuse & Neglect Claims
Tierney Stauffer LLP is deeply passionate about helping elders secure safe, comfortable surroundings and the very best of care. However, to achieve that, we need to ensure that they are separated from negligent individuals so that an ideal replacement can step in. Your evidence, knowledge of the situation at hand and familiarity with an elder abuser can help us ensure they receive not only appropriate compensation, but that they are protected.
Please reach out to us by telephone at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We will help ensure your elder loved ones are happy, healthy, safe and appropriately cared for.