Is Your Loved One Being Abused?
Elder abuse is a serious problem affecting far too many people in the United States, and it can take many different forms depending on those involved, including:
Abused victims may not communicate their situation with their loved ones for a number of different reasons including fear or retaliation, fear of seeming too weak to take care of themselves, or simply being unable to communicate due to things like dementia and Alzheimer’s. If you begin to suspect that your loved one is being abused, you may need to seek legal assistance to handle the situation.
If your loved one is being abused, your best course of action may be to look for a legal option. With more than 135 years of collective experience, our Tampa elder abuse attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks have the experience and knowledge you need to fight for and secure the legal outcome you deserve. Contact us today to tell us all about your situation.
Signs Of Abuse
Your loved one may not say anything about their abuse, either by choice or because they are afraid to say anything. In these situations, it’s incredibly important to understand the potential signs so you can take action where needed. Some things to look out for include:
- The development of preventable conditions like bed sores
- Disheveled looks like dirty clothes and unwashed hair
- Unexplained scars, burns and/or bruises
- Giving up activities they previously enjoyed
- Becoming more withdrawn
- Acting violent or agitated
- Displaying trauma symptoms like rocking back and forth
- Unexplained weight
- Confusion or depression
- Troubles sleeping
Call your firm at (813) 375-0109 if you think that your loved one is being abused.
Hire An Experienced Attorney Today
Abuse is a serious problem facing far too many people across the nation, and our Tampa elder violence attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks are committed to providing those in need with the legal assistance they require to secure the outcome they deserve. Send us your information through our online form today to start out with a case evaluation, or tell us about your situation by calling us at (813) 375-0109.