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.
Elder Law Attorneys
At Goldman & Daszkal in Florida, we work to ensure our clients’ voices are heard in and outside the courtroom. When elderly citizens have been abused, neglected, or otherwise taken advantage of, families need more than just a lawyer with a few years of experience in their background.
Our team of dedicated legal professionals offers seasoned legal support that goes beyond a simple transaction. When we take your case, rest assured that we’ll bring the passion and investigative prowess necessary to achieve a settlement or court victory.
Personalized Service for Your Unique Case
Our law firm is built on simple principles: honesty, trust, and tireless advocacy for our clients. We’re honored to get to know our clients as real people, which allows us to provide personalized support based on their individual needs. Please connect with us today to get started with a free, confidential consultation. We’re always here to help.
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
How Do I Know When My Loved One Is Being Harmed?
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell whether a loved one has become a victim of elder abuse. The signs can simply be difficult to read. Many abused elderly adults withdraw and become silent on the matter.
When it comes to abuse and neglect, signs to watch for include:
- Bedsores or bruising
- Poor hygiene
- Your loved one behaving abnormally around certain nursing home staff members
- Unkempt living quarters
- Sudden losses of weight
- Unexplained bleeding
- Broken bones, fractures, or sprains
- Chronic agitation
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
Get the Legal Help Your Loved One Deserves – Free Consultations Provided
With decades of experience and the resources your case will need for its unique circumstances, the attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal are well-equipped to stand up for your loved one. We know how these claims tend to go and we’ll keep you informed every step of the way. Reach out to our Florida law office today to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.