Elder Abuse

Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected and exploited by family members and others. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable and cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs.

Elder abuse is an umbrella term used to describe one or more of the following:

  • Physical abuse, physical pain or injury.
  • Sexual abuse, e.g., non-consensual sexual contact of any kind.
  • Emotional or psychological mental anguish, e.g., humiliation, intimidation, or threats.
  • Financial or material exploitation, e.g., using the resources of an older person, without his/her consent, for someone else's benefit.
  • Neglect or failure of a caretaker to provide goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish or mental illness, e.g., abandonment, denial of food or health related services.

If you are a concerned relative or friend of an elderly person you believe is suffering from abuse we'd like to hear from you. Contact us online or call us at 305.662.4323 or 888.632.7362 to set up a FREE consultation and discuss your legal options.