Virginia, Maryland & Washington, D.C. Elder Abuse Lawyers
Exposing Physical & Financial Elder Abuse
If someone you love has experienced any type of elder abuse, you need to move quickly to protect their wellbeing and their right to take action against their abuser. In addition to facing criminal charges, a person who has committed elder abuse may be held liable (legally responsible) for all injuries or losses associated with their acts. This may include medical treatment and other financial losses as well as emotional trauma.
If you want to see justice served, Portner & Shure has the skill and resources to handle even the most complex and challenging elder abuse cases. Our attorneys have a 25-year history of representing the interests of the injured and wronged, and we are aggressive in our pursuit of civil justice against elder caregivers, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities responsible for such atrocities as physical or financial elder abuse.
To discuss your case with a caring and experienced elder abuse lawyer, call (855) 954-4141. We serve all of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
Watch for the Signs of Elder Abuse
Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, financial, or sexual in nature, there are specific signs you can watch for if someone is harming an elderly person. It is important to be aware of these and to take action if you believe abuse is occurring. It can be very difficult for victims of abuse to come forward if they fear for their safety.
The following are signs of potential elder abuse, which may warrant further inspection:
- Unexplained or recurring injuries
- Signs of the use of restraints
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Fear of one or more caregivers
- Significant changes in psychological health, such as depression or withdrawal
- Torn or bloody clothing
- Unexplained expenses or withdrawals from bank accounts
- Changed or missing legal documents
- Missing financial statements
If you fear for the immediate safety of your loved one, or if they have been seriously injured, do not hesitate to call 911. For legal help, our elder abuse attorneys are standing by to help you report abuse, investigate the matter, and expose wrongdoing in civil court to help you hold the responsible party or parties accountable.
Call (855) 954-4141 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.