Federal grant helps provide legal services and aid to elder care abuse and neglect victims
The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Elder Justice Program and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recently announced the creation of Elder Justice Americorps. The new program will aid in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect by providing legal aid and support services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries hurt by caregivers.
OVC’s mission is to develop a network of legal assistance programs to provide comprehensive support to victims of crime. Elder Justice Americorps will hire approximately 60 full-time employees to complement the work of OVC. The Elder Justice Americorps program is expected to run for two years.
The program is a much-needed step in the fight against the growing epidemic of nursing home and abuse across the country, particularly in nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. The Cochran Firm, D.C. is committed to protecting the rights of those hurt by their caregivers and regularly represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Nursing home abuse and neglect attorney Charles Meltmar has secured numerous high value verdicts and settlements for his clients. Charles works with an experienced team of staff and investigators to secure justice on behalf of his clients. We also represent whistleblowers who report false claims and Medicare fraud by nursing homes and elder care facilities.
If you or a loved suffered a serious injury at the hands of abuse or neglect by an elder care facility, contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. Our attorneys offer free legal consultations. Our attorneys can help you recover compensation for your injuries.