Nursing Home Abuse in New Hampshire
Each year, it's estimated that tens of thousands of elderly Americans are the victims of abuse in nursing homes. Sadly, only a small fraction of that abuse is ever reported to law enforcement authorities. If you think that someone is the victim of nursing home abuse—or any other form of elder abuse—contact New Hampshire police and a nursing home abuse attorney as quickly as possible.
How Can New Hampshire Elder Abuse Attorneys Help You?
As soon as you suspect that someone is the victim of nursing home abuse, you should report your suspicions to police in the town in which the abuse may have occurred. You should also:
- Take steps to ensure the physical safety of the abuse victim
- Notify the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Hire an elder abuse lawyer
Police will launch a criminal investigation, which may include interviewing the suspected abuser, the abuse victims and any witnesses to the abuse. If there is sufficient evidence of a crime, then the alleged abuser will be charged. If guilty, the abuser faces probation, jail time, fines and the loss of professional licenses.
Nursing home abuse victims can also sue their abusers in New Hampshire Superior Court under the state's personal injury and negligence laws.
A civil personal injury lawsuit allows elder abuse victims to collect compensation from the abuser to pay for his or her injuries; damaged, destroyed or stolen property; and pain and suffering. The lawsuit can be filed regardless of the outcome of the criminal investigation.
A nursing home abuse lawyer can:
- Help the victim prepare to meet with with investigators in connection with the criminal case
- Accompany the victim to police interviews, depositions and criminal court hearings
- Prepare, file and try a civil lawsuit
Find & Hire Local Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Hampshire
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