At Sam & Ash, we believe those who are entrusted to care for the elderly members of our society have a special and important responsibility. When a caretaker fails to honor that responsibility or abuses that authority, it’s a violation of trust that must be taken seriously.

Elder abuse is often unseen and ignored. No person should suffer in silence. We make sure your voice is heard and those who are at fault take responsibility. Call us for free, confidential legal advice at 1 (800) 304-2000. We are ready to help you find the answers you need 24 hours a day.

"Elder abuse is far too common. The more we hold the right people accountable today, the more we prevent elder abuse tomorrow."

Ash WatkinsPartner

Types of Elder Abuse

There are many types of elder abuse

  • Elder Abuse – Physical abuse such as assault, battery, and unwarranted restraint or psychological abuse.
  • Elder Neglect – When someone is contractually obligated to provide care, but fails to do so. Failure to give adequate care includes things like hygiene, clothing, shelter, and food.
  • Elder Abandonment – When someone unsafely withdraws assistance from or deserts an elderly person in their care.
  • Elder Isolation – Maliciously preventing an elderly person from receiving contact from others.
  • Elder Exploitation – Using a position of trust to obtain control and deprive an elderly person of their assets.

Nursing homes and care facilities know that most of their residents who are abused will stay silent. When you call Sam & Ash, you aren’t just seeking compensation for yourself, you’re putting abusive caretakers and facilities on notice.

Each time we hold a facility or individual responsible for elder abuse, we improve the culture of care for all of the elders in our community. 


Are there age requirements for elder abuse?

Age requirements vary throughout the country. The State of Nevada defines an elderly person as anyone at least 60 years of age, while California requires a person be 65 or older.

In certain cases, a dependent adult over the age of 18 with mental or physical disabilities may qualify under the same laws protecting elders.

How do I know if I have an elder abuse claim?

Elder abuse claims aren’t always simple. A good attorney will consider the strength of the evidence, the severity of the physical and mental injuries that have been suffered, and the specific actions of each party responsible. It’s not as easy as a checklist or an online questionnaire.

When you call us, our attorneys will take the time to understand your experiences and give you the full range of options that fit your needs.

Will my abuser know I am seeking help?

Any conversation you have with our law office is completely confidential. We will take the time to understand your specific circumstances and help you weigh all your options so that you can choose the best path forward.

Contact Our Las Vegas Elder Abuse Lawyers

When you call us, you’ll quickly discover our law firm is very different from any other law firm you might speak to. Our team never leaves you waiting for a call back or wondering about the status of your case. We aren’t here to make a quick buck, we’re here to improve the way injured clients and their family members are treated.

Our mission at Sam & Ash is to provide you with better legal representation, better care, and a better settlement. Trust the team that believes in doing What’s Right. We are available 24/7 at 1 (800) 304-2000 or click below to chat with us now.

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