Elder Emotional Abuse
Do You Suspect That Your Loved One Is The Target Of Abuse?
Because physical abuse may cause more visible damage, it is often easier to identify and counteract, but despite the lack of the same type of physical symptoms, emotional abuse, sometimes referred to as psychological abuse, can cause considerable damage to the mental state of your loved one. Some common types of emotional abuse victims may be subjected to include:
- Use of threatening behavior
- Yelling and/or berating
- Isolating them from friends and family
- Preventing them from attending special occasions
- Menacing or terrorizing behavior
- Ignoring their needs
- Ridicule and/or humiliation
- Demeaning, scapegoating or blaming the victim
Call out firm at (813) 375-0109 today to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.
Handling abuse, no matter what form it comes in, can be a complicated process, but with the right support system you can ensure that your loved one will be able to find a safe environment to continue living out their golden years. Our Tampa elder abuse lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks are committed to providing our clients with the legal assistance they require in their time of need, and will fight to ensure that you receive the outcome that you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your situation with a member of our firm today.
Signs To Look Out For
While it may be difficult to know whether your loved one is being emotionally abused, there are number of warning signs you can keep an eye out for, including:
- Being prevented from attending special occasions
- Being prevented from seeing friends and family
- Changes to sleeping or eating patterns
- Dramatic mood swings
- Violence or aggression towards others
- Seeming hopeless, scared and/or disturbed
- Increased levels of shyness
- Appearing withdrawn or depressed
- Low self-esteem
- Avoiding eye contact
Experienced Legal Representation Can Make All The Difference
Dealing with emotional abuse can be stressful for everyone involved, not just the victim of abuse. In order to ensure that they receive the help they need, it may be in your best interest to bring in legal assistance to provide you with support necessary to move them to a better situation. At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa elder abuse attorneys have spent decades working with our clients in order to secure them the legal outcome they deserve, and will continue to do so for as long as our doors remain open. Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your situation over the phone, or fill out our online form and start out with a case consultation today.