Elder Law Attorney in New Orleans

Law Offices of Michael J. Bourquard, LLC provide comprehensive elder law services to seniors and their loved ones in New Orleans. We are a compassionate group of advocates who specialize in protecting the rights and interests of the elderly population in the United States. From estate planning to will drafting, and plans for long-term care, we explain all of your options in full, making sure your goals match the documentation and plan you are setting in place.

An Elder Law Attorney With Your Best Interests at Heart

We choose to specialize in assisting the aging population with planning and protection because we care. Our hand-selected staff put you first, listening to your financial, estate and future living arrangement goals to ensure we understand your intentions before we have you sign or agree to anything. Here is a list of some of the areas in which our clients have recently experienced great success:

  • Will drafting
  • Estate plans
  • Guardianship
  • Power of attorney
  • Long-term care
  • Healthcare and medical plans
  • Assisted living
  • Abuse
  • Neglect

We carefully go over all of the paperwork associated with each transaction, explaining it in a way that is clear and easy to understand for everyone involved. When you have questions about any of the work we have done, or are doing for you currently, you can always call to inquire without any hesitations.

Understanding Elder Care Law

Changing regulations and variances from jurisdiction to jurisdiction make laws tricky to navigate for people of all ages. Without a state bar certification, some of the language and nuances lawyers and government use to describe your rights can be downright confusing.

We make understanding the diversity and complexity of elder care law simple. No matter your objective, we’ll put your entitlements and responsibilities in plain terms so you fully understand all aspects of each transaction, contract or agreement you sign.

Nursing Home Negligence

Instances of nursing home negligence in the US are on the rise. Budget cuts and reduced access to resources and staffing plays a major role in the quality of the level of care provided. There are several documentable signals negligence is taking place in a care facility, and here are a just a few you can look out for:

  • Malnutrition
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Unusual behaviours
  • Lapses in medication use or the filing of prescriptions
  • Harm or injuries that cannot be explained or do not match the description
  • Soiled clothing
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Lack of supervision
  • Dangerous resident environment

If you or someone you care about deeply is being neglected in a facility designed to provide care and comfort for seniors, we can help you right away.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Our extensive experience investigating nursing home abuse and helping to build claims for hundreds of people in New Orleans gives us the background and insight we need to offer full support and guidance in:

  • Evidence gathering and presentation
  • Documentation
  • Strategic case building
  • Negotiations
  • Aggressive litigation

We are full-service law professionals capable of preparing you for cases involving complex issues and various levels of state and federal law. Call us today to book a consultation, or for more information on the full scale of elder law services we offer in New Orleans.