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Gainesville Elder Abuse Attorneys

Representing Elders & Families in North Central Florida

When you have an elderly friend, family member, or loved one, it is natural to want to ensure that they receive the very best care and attention possible. Whether your elderly loved one lives in a nursing home, resides in an elder care facility, or receives assistance from an in-home caregiver, they deserve to be treated with respect. Unfortunately, elder abuse is an all-too-common occurrence that puts senior citizens at risk of physical, emotional, and financial harm.

If you believe that your elderly loved one has been the victim of past or ongoing abuse, you need the aggressive legal support of a lawyer. At Bauer Law Group, P.A., our Gainesville elder abuse attorneys offer relentless representation to protect the rights of elderly clients.

Contact us online or call (352) 310-8169 to get started on your case with an initial consultation.

Types of Elder Abuse

Caregivers, nursing homes, and other elder care facilities or institutions have a duty of care to elderly patients and clients. Failing to meet this duty of care whether through negligence or outward abuse is a serious offense.

Elder abuse is often the result of understaffed facilities, untrained workers, or a facility’s poor hiring discretion. It can be physical, mental/emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial.

A few examples of elder abuse include:

  • Physical assault, such as hitting, kicking, or slapping
  • Physically restraining an elder
  • Sexual assault or harassment
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Isolation
  • Threats

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Though some instances of abuse are outward and obvious, others can be less noticeable. Many elders suffer abuse for weeks or months without their loved ones’ knowledge. That is why it is so important to be on the lookout for red flags or warning signs of abuse.

Potential signs of elder abuse include:

  • Bedsores
  • Wounds, cuts, or broken bones
  • Infections and sudden illnesses
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • A change in the elder’s personality or mood
  • Dehydration
  • Unsanitary conditions

Contact Us Today

The Gainesville elder abuse lawyers at Bauer Law Group, P.A. aid families by becoming advocates for their elderly loved ones. We are passionate about fighting for the rights and well-being of senior citizens throughout the region.

Discuss your potential elder abuse case with us today by calling (352) 310-8169.


  • Team Oriented

    In order to provide our clients with the best outcome, our firm takes a team-oriented approach. Regardless of the attorney you are working with, you will always have access and input from the entire staff.

  • Personalized Service

    When you work with us you will get a full client experience. From the initial consultation, you are treated as more than a case number. We take the time to listen to your concerns and help to provide you with the solutions that best fit your goals.

  • "Primary Care" Approach

    We look at every case holistically and consider how it affects the person as a whole. This approach allows our attorneys to see every angle of the case in order to find the best solutions possible.


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