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What Is Elder Financial Abuse?

Also known as financial exploitation, elder financial abuse is defined by the Older Americans Act as “the fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper act or process of an individual, including a caregiver or fiduciary, that uses the resources of an older individual for monetary or personal benefit, profit, or gain, that results in depriving […]

What Are Damages?

An Overview of Damages Most of us have a general concept of “damages” as they relate to a lawsuit, but what does the term really mean? Damages are the monetary remedy awarded by a court in a civil action to one party (a plaintiff) who has been injured by another party (a defendant) through wrongful […]

What Is Radiology Malpractice?

What Is the Role of a Radiologist? A radiologist is a medical specialist who has been trained to read and interpret the results of medical images, such as MRIs, CTs, and x-rays. A radiologist works in conjunction with other physicians who request imaging tests. For instance, if a primary care physician orders a chest x-ray, […]

What Is Elder Care Neglect?

As our country’s population ages, it is inevitable that many will need additional care. While some people may be able to care for elderly family members themselves, others may need to hire home health aides or move loved ones into nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. While many of these facilities offer quality care […]