Elderly and vulnerable adults are at greater risk of suffering from physical, verbal and sexual abuse; neglect; and financial exploitation. Has a loved one been abused or neglected in a nursing home, assisted-living facility or long-term care center? Contact law enforcement officials immediately and then talk to personal injury lawyers with experience representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Your family member may be entitled to compensation under your state's personal injury laws. A law firm can help you take civil legal action while also working with your relative and police to facilitate a criminal investigation.