In addition to criminal law that provides for the punishment of anyone who physically assaults another person, the state of Illinois is required under the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act to investigate complaints about elder abuse.
But SI Elder Law can go further than state and local officials
in assisting you if a loved one of yours has been subjected to physical abuse in a nursing home or at their home. Our attorneys can investigate the case while monitoring the state’s investigation and any actions taken, and provide information to the state, if appropriate. Because SI Elder Law is not burdened by the caseload and bureaucracy that state workers are, we can move faster and be more thorough.
Our objective is to not only see that a harmful situation is corrected, but to see to it that the physical abuse victim is made right financially. Through a personal injury lawsuit,
we can help a physically abused senior citizen seek compensation for their losses, such as medical expenses, property damage or loss, and pain and suffering.
If you have reported the possible physical abuse of a senior to the state, or if you are concerned about a situation involving an elderly person and need legal advice, you should take action now
. A personal injury lawsuit is complex and time consuming, but must be filed within two years of the complaint of abuse or injury to avoid the Illinois’ statute of limitations.
As attorneys working or the abuse victim, we can also work with you and your family to provide or obtain assistance your elderly family member may need. In addition to legal advice and assistance, we can refer you to professionals in our network formed over decades of work for Southern Illinois seniors.
SI Elder Law provides free initial legal consultations in cases of suspected physical abuse of senior citizens.
If you have concerns about how someone you care about is being treated, contact SI Elder Law for help now.