Elder Physical Abuse
Is Your Loved One Being Abused?
Physical abuse is a terrifying prospect no matter who the victim is, but elder victims are among the most vulnerable due to their dependence on those around them to complete many tasks most of us take for granted. Abusers range from members of the victim’s family, caregivers, acquaintances, etc. No matter the source, it’s important to find a way to get your loved one out of the situation they’re in and into a safe place.
Give our firm a call at (813) 375-0109 to tell us about your situation today.
Elder physical abuse is a serious problem far too many seniors face, and in some cases it may be difficult to know whether or not they are being abused. If you suspect that your loved one may be in danger, our Tampa elder abuse attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks are ready to work with you to get a clear picture of what’s going on and the best steps to take to ensure that your loved one can find themselves in a safe environment. Reach out to us to discuss your situation with a member of our firm and begin planning out the necessary steps to take.
How Can I Tell If My Loved One Is Being Abused?
A major problem family members face when attempting to determine whether or not their elder relative is being abused is their potential reluctance or inability to speak about their situation, which is why it’s so important to keep an eye out for potential indicators. Some common behavioral and physical indicators include:
- Unexplained injuries.
- Implausible explanations for injuries.
- Conflicting explanations for injuries.
- Treatment from different medical facilities (could indicate an attempt to cover up a pattern of abuse).
- Delayed treatment.
- Broken bones, fractures, dislocations, sprains, etc.
- Burns from hot water, appliances, cigarettes, etc.
- Abrasions resembling strap or rope marks.
- Internal injuries (evidenced by bleeding from orifices, improperly functioning organs, pain, etc.).
- Unexplained tooth or hair loss.
Hire An Experienced Lawyer To Stand By Your Side
Dealing with abuse can be incredibly stressful, and our Tampa elder abuse lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks have spent decades providing our clients with the legal support they deserve in their time of need. If your loved one is being physically abused, give us a call at (813) 375-0109 today to explain your situation to one of our lawyers, or request a consultation by filling out our online form.