Should I hire a New Jersey Elder Abuse Lawyer?

An abusive caregiver can cause suffering to your elderly loved ones. Our team at The Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida can fight back for the rights of your elderly relative.

Older adults sometimes need nursing home services or caregiving assistance because they cannot take care of themselves. However, older adults are vulnerable, so they can easily become the victim of abuse, especially under the protection of caregivers. 

Some caregivers abuse their power and take advantage of older people knowingly. 

If your loved one suffers at the hands of these caregivers, call The Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida today. Our New Jersey elder abuse lawyers will investigate the details of the abuse and seek compensation for the mistreatment or negligence your loved one suffered. 


Various Types of Elder Abuse

There are so many ways abusers can harm elders. Therefore, looking for these signs of abuse will help you prevent elder mistreatment. Unfortunately, extreme vigilance is not enough to stop abusers from committing these awful acts in some cases. 

Physical marks, such as broken bones and bruising, are some common signs of elder abuse. Behavioral changes can also be signs of elder abuse. Behavioral changes, such as depression, agitation, and withdrawal, could indicate harm. 

Additionally, listen to your loved ones because they might tell you they are not in a safe place.  

If you have proof of mistreatment, you suspect abuse or neglect, or you see any of these signs, call The Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida, and we will fight for you. 


The following are the common types of elder abuse in New Jersey:


Physical

Physical abuse is any abuse that causes bodily pain or harm. Physical abuse could include burning, beating, pinching, hitting, slapping, shoving, and many more. The indicators of physical abuse include rope marks, bruising, black eyes, broken bones, bleeding, lacerations, or broken items, such as eyeglasses, which belong to your loved one. 


Emotional and Psychological

Some caregivers can cause emotional or psychological damage to older adults through belittling, threats, and intimidation. The signs of this type of harm include rocking, withdrawal, biting, non-responsive or non-communicative behavior, agitation, and other signs of fear. 


Sexual

Another kind of elder abuse is forcing elders to engage in any sexual behavior. Additionally, sexual abuse happens if the person is unable to give consent to sexual contact of any kind. Signs of sexual abuse include unexplained sexually transmitted disease, ripped or dirty undergarments, unexplained bleeding, and bruising around the genitals or breasts. 


Financial Exploitation

Another type of senior abuse is exploiting the financial assets of the elder. Examples of this include stealing the money or possessions of the elder, cashing the checks of the elder, forging the signature of the elder, forcing the elder to sign contracts or paperwork, which give the caregiver certain rights over the estate of the elder. 


Neglect and Abandonment 

Neglect is failing to meet the basic needs of the elder. Abandonment is the leaving of elders who cannot take care of themselves. Signs of neglect or abandonment include untreated medical conditions, dehydration, and malnourishment. 


How to Resolve an Elder Abuse Case in New Jersey

To prove that the nursing home or caregiver abuses/neglects your elderly loved one, your New Jersey elder abuse claim lawyer will gather evidence. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the law and will apply that knowledge to show all of the reasons why your loved one rightfully deserves the compensation. 

We resolve claims through a settlement offer, mediation, or going to court. Because we have experience with all these resolutions, we are able to use all three resolutions to solve our elder abuse cases. We want the best outcome for you and your loved ones, so we find the most fitting approach to your situation. 

There are two main reasons why it is important to fight on behalf of your abused elderly loved ones. Firstly, to make sure your elderly loved ones are well taken care of in the future. Secondly, to stop these incidents from happening to other elderly people in the future. 

To make the first part happen, we pursue full and fair compensation. To accomplish the second part, we will help you report any misconduct to relevant government agencies in New Jersey, and we will hold the abusive party accountable. 


Hire The Elder Abuse Attorneys at Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida

Seek justice or monetary compensation for the harm done to your loved ones if they have been the victim of elder abuse. Hire David A. DiBrigida to not only make your elderly loved one feel much better, but to also file an elder abuse claim. 

Call The Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida at (800) 322-5529 or you can complete the contact form on our website. We offer a free consultation and would love to get started on your case right away.