Nursing Home Abuse in Maine
The Elder Abuse Institute of Maine estimates that approximately 14,000 Maine seniors are the victims of abuse each year. Sadly, much of that abuse goes unreported. If you or someone you love is an elder abuse victim, contact local police and a Maine nursing home abuse attorney immediately.
Things to Know Before Hiring Maine Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Elder abuse comes in many shapes and forms, including:
- Physical abuse
- Nursing home abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
Regardless of the type of abuse, make no mistake—elder abuse is a crime.
When you report suspected abuse to law enforcement authorities or Adult Protective Services, they will launch an investigation that may lead to criminal charges against the abuser or the nursing home where the abuse victim lives. If successful, the abuser faces probation, jail time, fines and the loss of professional licenses.
You'll also want to hire a Maine elder abuse attorney to help pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the abuser. This civil lawsuit allows the abuse victim to collect money (known as damages) from the abuser. The money is intended to compensate the victim for abuse-related medical expenses, damaged, destroyed or stolen property, pain and suffering.
Find & Hire a Maine Elder Abuse Lawyer
Time is of the essence when someone is the victim of nursing home abuse. You must report the abuse immediately and hire a Maine nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible. If you need help locating local Maine elder abuse lawyers, Attorneys.com can help you. Fill out the form on this page or phone us at 877-913-7222. Our free service can quickly connect you with Maine nursing home abuse lawyers in your area.