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Elder abuse has become increasingly recognized as a major issue affecting those over the age of 65 in today’s society. So much so that the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day took place in June 2008. Sadly, there are many individuals in this world today who prey on and abuse those who cannot fight back to protect themselves.
Over 2.1 million cases of elder abuse are reported each year. An elder may be financially, physically, sexually or emotionally abused, or neglected. Many forms of elder abuse are often coupled together and may result in injuries, lifelong mental issues, or unfortunately may even result in wrongful death.
When elder abuse is suspected it is always very important to take pictures of any injuries, take notes and document the name of any individual that you suspect may be abusing your loved one. It is very important to collect this information if you can without making others aware of what you are doing so that they do not try to cover up any allegations.
There are many signs that you should look out for when visiting a family member or loved one while in the care of a nursing home that may include, but are not limited to:
At Goldwater Law Firm, PC we are committed to protecting the legal rights of victims of elder abuse. As Phoenix personal injury attorneys we can help victims, including the family members of victims to seek the justice that they deserve by filing a personal injury claim. We offer our legal services on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay us unless we are able to reach a recovery on your behalf.
Signs of elder abuse? Contact us today!