Elder Abuse Serving Hampton Roads for Over 100 Years

Elder abuse is a distressing and prevalent issue that affects the well-being and dignity of our elderly population. Elder abuse refers to any intentional act or neglect that causes harm or distress to an older adult, often occurring within relationships of trust. There are several types of elder abuse that someone can experience. The types include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, and sexual abuse.

At TrustBuilders Law Group, we are committed to providing victims of elder abuse with the legal representation they need to protect their rights. We understand that elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, financial, and neglect. We are here to help you seek justice and get the compensation you deserve.

If you’re ready to set up a free case consultation with TrustBuilders Law Group, then please call us today at (757) 500-5135 to speak with an elder abuse lawyer near you.

Signs and Indicators of Elder Abuse

  • Physical Abuse: Unexplained injuries, bruises, fractures, or restraining marks.
  • Emotional Abuse: Unexplained changes in behavior, withdrawal, depression, anxiety, or fearfulness.
  • Financial Exploitation: Sudden changes in financial status, unexplained bank withdrawals, forged signatures, or changes in wills or power of attorney.
  • Neglect: Poor personal hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, untreated medical conditions, or unsafe living conditions.
  • Sexual Abuse: Unexplained sexually transmitted infections, bruises or injuries in genital areas, or signs of distress or fear around certain individuals.

Risks Factors & Vulnerability

  • Social Isolation: Lack of social connections can increase the risk of elder abuse.
  • Physical or Mental Health Issues: Elders with physical disabilities or cognitive impairments may be more vulnerable.
  • Dependence on Caregivers: Reliance on others for daily activities can create power imbalances and increase the risk of abuse.
  • Family Dynamics: Strained relationships, conflicts, or caregiver stress can contribute to abusive situations.

Preventing & Addressing Elder Abuse

  • Awareness and Education: Spreading awareness about elder abuse and its different forms to recognize and report signs of abuse.
  • Support Networks: Encouraging social connections for seniors to reduce isolation and provide opportunities for intervention.
  • Training and Resources: Equipping professionals, caregivers, and community members with knowledge and tools to identify, prevent, and respond to elder abuse.
  • Reporting and Intervention: Promptly reporting suspected cases of elder abuse to the appropriate authorities, such as Adult Protective Services or law enforcement.

Why Choose Our Elder Abuse Lawyers

We understand that elder abuse is a complex issue and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. That’s why we are here to provide you with compassionate and experienced legal representation. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of elder abuse and their families receive the justice they deserve.

We understand that the legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating. That’s why we are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need. We will work closely with you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Elder Abuse Attorneys

If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder abuse, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you seek justice and get the compensation you deserve.

If you’re ready to set up a free case consultation with TrustBuilders Law Group, then please call us today at (757) 500-5135 to speak with an elder abuse attorney near you.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the common signs of elder abuse to look out for?

Common signs of elder abuse include unexplained injuries, bruises, or fractures, sudden changes in behavior such as withdrawal or depression, unexplained changes in financial status, poor personal hygiene, and signs of distress around certain individuals. It's crucial to be vigilant and report any suspected abuse to the appropriate authorities.

How can TrustBuilders Law Group assist victims of elder abuse?

TrustBuilders Law Group provides compassionate legal representation to victims of elder abuse. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims and their families navigate the legal process, ensuring their rights are protected, and assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve for the harm they've suffered.

What steps can be taken to prevent elder abuse?

Preventing elder abuse involves spreading awareness, encouraging social connections to reduce isolation, equipping caregivers with proper training, and promptly reporting any suspected abuse to authorities like Adult Protective Services or law enforcement. Education and support networks are key components in prevention efforts.

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