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At Kellum Law Firm, we have many years' experience handling all manner of Elder Abuse claims.

We deal with all aspects of the case to seek justice for our clients and will, if necessary, take your case to trial.

For almost 5 decades we’ve been helping folks in North Carolina get fair settlements for their claims.

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Why Work With Kellum Law?

  • Almost 50 years representing North Carolina folks.
  • Extensive experience in Elder Abuse claims.
  • Your Local Law Firm with offices near you.
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  • Stellar reputation with A+ BBB Rating.
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Our North Carolina Office Locations -

New Bern

219 Broad Street

New Bern, NC 28563

Jacksonville

445-A Western Blvd

Jacksonville, NC 28546

Wilmington

4626 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405

Morehead City

5178-A Hwy 70 West

Morehead City, NC 28557

Greenville

501 SE Greenville Blvd.

Greenville, NC 27858

Goldsboro

1800 E. Ash Street

Goldsboro, NC 27533

Williamston

1620 US 70 Business

Williamston, NC 27892

Roanoke Rapids

118 Cardinal Drive

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Rocky Mount

3250 Zebulon Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Our Practice Areas Include -

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WHY USE AN ATTORNEY?

Elder Abuse

If you are considering the services of a lawyer to assist with an elder abuse claim, it's important to understand exactly what constitutes elder abuse and under what circumstances one can seek intervention from the law.

"Elder abuse (also called "elder mistreatment", "senior abuse", "abuse in later life", "abuse of older adults", "abuse of older women", "abuse of older men", and “nursing home negligence”) is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_abuse

The most common forms of elder abuse include malnutrition / dehydration, bruising from falls and aggressive physical handling, broken bones and general neglect (resulting in, e.g., bed sores and other illnesses.) The most common venue for elder abuse is a nursing home or elder care facility. In fact, research by the National Center on Elder Abuse indicates that around 45% of nursing home residents claimed some form of elder abuse.
As a family member or friend of an elderly resident of a long-term care facility, it can often be difficult to identify the signs of abuse, and even more difficult to engage the victim in a conversation about potential abuse if and when you suspect an issue. A lawyer with experience in handling elder abuse cases can often help you through the early stages of intervention, so if you suspect foul play and have not yet taken action, we recommend a lawyer consultation immediately.

At Kellum Law Firm we have access to a team of lawyers with experience in handling elder abuse cases and we can help you along the path to an early intervention and also in taking steps to seek compensation when an abuse case is proven. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case with a free initial consultation.

HOW LONG BEFORE I GET PAID?

Where liability issues are clear, and there's no reason to take a case to trial, a lawsuit can often be settled quite quickly.

Tougher cases can average 2 to 3 years, but keep in mind that each case is unique, therefore one cannot predict the amount of time needed to deliver a settlement.

What's key is that you work with a reputable attorney with expertise in the field of elder abuse. A lot rides on the reputation of your attorney, particularly when negotiating on your behalf with insurance companies.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A ELDER ABUSE CASE?

You need to talk with us to establish what, exactly, has taken place. We can then advise you on your legal standing and how to take immediate action to prevent further abuse.

It is not always necessary to have a physical injury for an abuse claim to be filed. Much of what is suffered by residents of care facilities is mental or other types of abuse.

The place to start is to contact a reputable Law Firm and request a consultation to review the details of your case.

HOW SOON MUST I FILE A CLAIM?

Every state has certain time limits, called "statutes of limitations," which govern the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.

Consequently, it is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Kellum Law Firm
219 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28563

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