Elder Physical Abuse
Was Your Elderly Loved One Physically Abused?
Keeping our loved ones safe during their golden years is important, but some people seek out senior citizens as targets for physical abuse. Abusers can come from any side, from acquaintances to caregivers to the victim’s immediate family. Elderly people are especially vulnerable due to their dependence on others to complete many tasks we take for granted during our youth, which makes it even more important to ensure they receive the protection they need.
Call us at (813) 518-7941 to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer today.
Physical abuse is a serious problem far too many people suffer through, and our Tampa elder abuse lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks have dedicated their careers towards providing those in need with the legal protection they deserve. With more than 135 years of collective experience, our team is ready and waiting to work with you to put together a plan of action that will help your loved one enjoy their golden years in safety and comfort. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.
Signs Of Abuse
One of the biggest problems loved ones face when determining whether or not their loved one is in danger is the possible inability or reluctance of the abused victim to speak up about their situation. Because not all victims will willingly or actively inform their caregivers about their concerns, it’s important to be on the lookout for possible signs, which include:
- Unexplained hair or tooth loss
- Internal injuries (evidenced by pain, poorly functioning organs, bleeding from orifices, etc.)
- Abrasions resembling rope or strap marks
- Burns from cigarettes, appliances, hot water, etc.
- Sprains, dislocations, fractures, broken bones, etc.
- Delayed treatment
- Receiving treatment from a number of different medical facilities (this is a tactic abusers may use to cover up patterns of abuse)
- Conflicting explanations for injuries
- Unconvincing explanations for injuries
- Unexplained injuries
Hire The Legal Assistance You Need
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa elder abuse attorneys have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and are ready and waiting to help you navigate the legal process in order to ensure that your loved one secures the protection they deserve. Call us at (813) 518-7941 today to discuss the problems your loved one is facing over the phone, or send us the details of your situation through our online form.