Signs of Elder Abuse
Long Beach Elder Neglect Attorney
Elder abuse comes in many forms. In many cases, you may not even notice the signs until it is too late. It could happen anywhere - in your home, a nursing home, a facility, or any other domestic setting. This is why it is important that you maintain regular contact with your loved one and look out for signs that could signal mistreatment, abuse, or neglect.
Red Flags That May Point to Elder Abuse:
- Physical Abuse:
- Multiple falls
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, fractures, welts, burns, or other signs of physical abuse
- Emotional Abuse:
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Lack of interest in normal activities
- A caregiver isolating an elder from others
- Nervous or anxious behavior, such as rocking
- Sexual Abuse:
- Bruises around the breasts or genital areas
- Discovery of sexually transmitted diseases
- Difficulty walking or standing up
- Social withdrawal
- Touchy behavior by caregiver
- Bloody or torn clothing
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Dirty clothing
- Rapid weight loss
- Facilities in disrepair
- Lack of staff and resources
What to Do if You Suspect Elder Abuse
The above is only a short list of many warning signs that could indicate abuse. It is important to pay attention to your loved one's behavior and demeanor. If you notice any change in their behavior or anything suspicious, report it to your local law enforcement authorities and talk to an attorney.
Help from an Advocate Who Cares
As an experienced elder abuse lawyer in Long Beach, Travis Siegel has been protecting the elderly in our community for over a decade. He is personally invested in each case and truly cares about being able to seek justice for his clients. His deep experience, his dedication, and his ability to deliver meaningful results have earned him a reputation as a proven advocate in the field. When you need an attorney who cares, one who fights for you from beginning to end, turn to Travis and his team.
What Sets Our Elder Abuse Lawyer Apart?
Over 13 Years of Advocating for Victims of Abuse & Neglect
Attorney Travis Siegel has fought elder abuse and medical malpractice for more than a decade. After a tragedy occurred in his own family, he became a lawyer to ensure that others don’t suffer in the same way. He focuses his practice exclusively on elder abuse cases. He has recovered millions of dollars for clients and garnered selection for Best Lawyers in America® 2016.