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Recent Injury to Elderly Woman Places Focus on Elder Abuse

20170615_183835-(002).pngA recent case of alleged elder abuse coming out of Mitchell County, NC has again focused the public's attention on this often hidden crime. Earlier this week, Ms. Brandi Tipton (age 36) and her husband, Frank Viola, Jr. (age 36) were arrested and charged with abuse of Tipton's mother, a 66 year old disabled woman. Police allege that they found the victim malnourished, covered in feces, and with maggots living in her hair. For more on this story, visit: http://wlos.com/news/local/husband-wife-sought-in-mitchell-county-elder-abuse-case-now-both-in-custody

NC Adult Care Homes: Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Law

Personal injury attorneys are often asked to represent clients whose loved ones have been injured at adult care facilities. These injuries may be the result of neglect or abuse and may even result in wrongful death. The clients are often surprised to find that they have no  chance of recovering damages. The chance of recovering personal injury or wrongful damages is dependent on the type of adult care facility. The following example from western North Carolina illustrates such a situation.

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