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.
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
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:
- Wounds, cuts, or broken bones
- Infections and sudden illnesses
- Weight loss or weight gain
- A change in the elder’s personality or mood
- 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.