Elder Abuse

If you believe that you or a loved one may be the victim of elder abuse, you should know that you are not alone!  Elder abuse is a very serious crime, and at the Law Offices of Maura Melcher, we are prepared to fight to protect the rights and safety of anyone being victimized.

The state of Massachusetts defines elder abuse as:

“Massachusetts General Law Chapter 19a; Section 14  https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter19a/Section14   …an Act or omission which results in serious physical or emotional injury to an elderly person or financial exploitation of an elderly person; or the failure, inability or resistance of an elderly person to provide for him one or more of the necessities essential for physical and emotional well-being without which the elderly person would be unable to safely remain in the community…[/su_quote]

Other states have similar statutes designed to protect senior citizens from those who would prey on them.  If you believe that you or a loved one may be the victim of elder abuse, please call, email, or use the messaging feature at the sidebar or on our contact page to speak with Attorney Melcher.