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Southern Nevada Elderly Abuse Cases

Elderly abuse can come in many different forms, from physical abuse to neglect. If you have put your trust into a Las Vegas nursing home or assisted living facility in Southern Nevada to care for a loved one, and you now feel that your loved one or family member has been abused, you are not alone. Disturbingly, elderly abuse is unfortunately common and on the rise in Nevada and around the world. These include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial/material exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and self-neglect of the elderly.

There are complaints reported against many of these facilities every year for causing injury or even death. Our elderly are one of the most vulnerable groups of people with many already facing forms of dementia, difficulty moving, or other disabilities. Elderly individuals can easily be hurt or taken advantage of and need attorney representation when these unfortunate incidents happen.

Whether it is physical abuse, neglect, or any other form of harm, elderly abuse is illegal and should be immediately reported and stopped. It is very important to handle these matters properly and with care. Most people do not know where to make reports of abuse or simply don’t make the reports due to fear or because they believe they have a lack of information as to what is going on in these facilities. You should not ignore your instincts or suspicions about abuse.

We understand how sensitive these matters can be and handle many matters against these facilities.

The attorneys at Litt Law Firm of Las Vegas, NV can help you and give you all the information you need to proceed with a complaint and potential case against any of these types of elderly care facilities.

Get to know the signs of abuse

If you notice that your loved one exhibits warning signs of abuse, take immediate action.

Warning signs may include any of the following:

Physical Injuries
  • Death
  • Broken bones
  • Bed sores and bruises
  • Medication overdose
  • Head injury
  • Other physical injuries
  • Dehydration or malnourishment
  • Poor hygiene
  • Soiled bedding
  • Same clothing everyday

Emotional or Behavioral Changes
  • Agitation, withdrawal or fear
  • Frequent crying
  • Complaints of poor treatment
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