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Miami Lakes Elder Abuse

There are many types of elder abuse in Miami Lakes and South Florida that can affect our most vulnerable residents. Sexual abuse and rape, assault and battery, physical abuse, and neglect are all forms of abuse that some seniors face from their caregivers. In addition, some seniors are subject to emotional abuse or financial abuse that deprives them of their dignity and the financial resources they need to survive. All forms of abuse are reprehensible and should be stopped. Perpetrators who harm those under their care or allow harm to come to elderly residents need to be stopped before they can harm others.

If a loved one has been affected by neglect or abuse in a caregiving setting, the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group can offer experienced and personalized advice on how you can protect your legal rights. Do not hesitate to contact our full-service law firm. We would be happy to discuss your legal options and your rights in your situation. Initial consultations with Flaxman Law Group always come with no obligation and are always free of charge, so you risk nothing in getting legal facts that could help you protect your family.

Sexual Abuse and Assault in Miami Lakes and Florida

Sexual abuse of seniors in care environments is all too common. It can be perpetrated by other residents of a nursing home or even by staff and caregivers. In many cases, seniors in these situations are too frightened or ashamed to come forward or may be too physically ill to communicate what is happening. It is important for family members to keep lines of communication open so that they can notice when assault occurs in order stop abusers. Signs of sexual abuse can include:

  • Unexplained bruises, lacerations, or other injury
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Isolation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Personality Changes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Torn or bloodied clothing
What to Do if You Suspect Sexual Abuse

If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse or rape, contact authorities and nursing home staff at once. Sexual abuse is a crime and those responsible should be held accountable.

In these and other cases of elder abuse, you will also want legal advice and representation. In addition to reporting abuse to authorities, speaking with an attorney can help you explore more of your options. In addition to pursuing criminal charges in these cases you may also be able to pursue a civil claim against those responsible. This can help you seek compensation that can help pay for medical bills, better care for a family member, and other costs you will incur as you look for better care.

For assistance and legal advice, contact Flaxman Law Group, a South Florida law firm with offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood. Our team of attorneys has already recovered damages for thousands of plaintiffs and our legal team would be pleased to meet with you in a free, no commitment case consultation so that we can address your concerns and questions. You can always reach us through our website or by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).