The CDC has reported that elder abuse and neglect cases reached nearly 650,000 from 2002 to 2016 and these numbers have not improved since. The state of Florida is no exception in this matter, especially with such a high population of adults over 60.
What Compensation Is Available for Victims of Elder Abuse?
When vulnerable adults like elders are neglected or abused, various personal injury and suffering damages may occur. A successful case may bring about the following types of compensation:
- Reimbursement for medical expenses
- Financial restitution for physical pain and suffering
- Financial restitution for mental anguish and trauma
- Repayment of legal fees
- Reimbursement for lost wages or income that incurred as a direct result of abuse or neglect
- Reimbursement for financial abuse that may have taken place
If your loved one appears to have one or more of the above signs (or other signs not on the list), they may be the victim of:
- Illness from overprescribed, underprescribed, or incorrect drugs
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- General neglect
- Emotional or psychological abuse