Youngstown Elder Abuse Attorney
Youngstown Elder Abuse Attorney
When you or your elderly loved one is being exploited, mistreated, or otherwise subject to abuse, building a legal case can be challenging. Many victims of elder abuse don’t fully understand the scope of what comprises elder abuse, and have feelings of embarrassment and reluctance when it comes time to advocate for themselves. In cases where a relative is the abuser, a senior also may hesitate to come forward to keep their loved one out of trouble. However, an experienced elder abuse attorney at The Henry Law Firm can help you clearly identify elder abuse cases, understand your or your loved one’s rights, and present the most compelling legal case possible.
Our legal team is here to walk you through the process every step of the way and work to ensure that justice is served. If immediate support is needed because you have suspicion of elder abuse, it’s encouraged to report to your state’s elder abuse hotline. Regardless of the complexity of your case, The Henry Law Firm is here to help you get the resolution you deserve.
We will devote our resources to ensure you get the resolution you deserve in cases of elder abuse.
By using the latest legal services technology, we can prepare the best possible cast that will be presented on your behalf.
MODERN INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES
Cutting-edge investigatory techniques are used to give us a full picture of your case, and obtain the evidence we need to pursue it successfully.
We work diligently to craft a compelling narrative that will depict the facts of the case in the clearest and most effective light.
What to Do After Elder Abuse
Our Youngstown elder abuse attorney can help you navigate your legal options following a reported instance of elder abuse. If you’ve witnessed your loved one suffering from elder abuse or they’ve confided to you that they have, you’ll want to help prevent it from happening again. You’ll want to:
- Seek necessary medical treatment immediately
- Reassure your loved one that they’re not at fault
- Encourage them to share a detailed depiction of the events
- Ask for and gather any evidence of the abuse
- Separate from their abuser as soon as possible
We Fight for Your Family After Elder Abuse
Our Youngstown attorney knows how overwhelming and difficult elder abuse cases can be. We work with you from start to finish, whether you or your loved one has fallen victim to elder abuse. We’ll help you understand your rights under the law, investigate the claims thoroughly to maximize your chances of getting the resolution you seek, and help present the most compelling case possible with available facts. We’ll also work to help you ensure that you or your loved one is no longer subject to abuse.
Our Akron Elder Abuse Attorney Is Your Advocate
Suffering from abuse from a loved one is devastating. And learning that someone you trusted is hurting your elderly loved one is a nightmare. If you’ve suffered from abuse or believe your elderly loved one has, please call a member of our Youngstown legal team right away. We’ll fight for you and your family, guiding you through the legal process to prevent this from happening again and take other measures as necessary.
Your Akron, OH Elder Abuse Lawyer
To successfully navigate elder abuse cases, you need a law firm you can trust. Our compassionate attorney will not only help you obtain the legal resolution you seek, but will also be there to support you through every step of the process. We’ll be in constant communication and available to answer any questions you have about your case. Drawing on our experience in the local legal community, we’ll help ensure the most rapid disposition of your case possible.
Why Choose Us?
We have considerable experience dealing with elder abuse cases in Youngstown, OH. We use cutting-edge technology and investigatory techniques to examine the facts of your case fully and craft the most compelling narrative possible. We will also work with you and your family every step of the way, providing you with the support you need as we work to achieve the resolution you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?
Elder abuse can be defined as deliberate or negligent acts perpetrated by a person that either causes harm or the risk of harm to an elderly individual. It can include acts of:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
Elder abuse is usually perpetrated by someone the elderly individual knows and trusts, such as a family member.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ELDERLY LOVED ONE IS ENDURING ABUSE?
If you think your elderly loved one is suffering from abuse, keep an eye out for these warning signs:
- Bruises, abrasions, burns, broken bones, or physical marks
- Withdrawal from activities, loved ones, and friends
- Sudden loss of income or cash flow problems
- Weight loss, poor hygiene, bedsores, or untended medical needs
- Increased and severe tension between the elderly individual and caregiver
- Anxiety, depression, or a sudden drop in self-esteem
- Thoughts of self-harm, acts of self-harm or attempts at suicide
Keep alert. Sudden shifts in your loved one’s personality can be strong indicators of possible elder abuse. And often, your loved one may be reluctant or fearful to share what’s going on. If you have suspicions that your loved one is being abused, call the local authorities, your state elder care hotline, and an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to start an investigation and explore your legal options.
If the abuse involves an assault, we can help ensure that the appropriate medical evidence is collected to ensure that criminal and civil proceedings against the perpetrator are successful. Our Youngstown attorney has contacts with local law enforcement and medical authorities that can help ensure that the investigation into your claim yields the kind of compelling evidence necessary to prosecute the perpetrator and pursue civil remedies successfully.
HOW DO I PROVIDE PROOF OF THE ABUSE?
In many cases, providing proof can be challenging, especially if your elderly loved one suffers from cognitive decline. However, our Youngstown legal team has substantial experience unearthing relevant and compelling evidence that supports your claims.
If you’re caring for your loved one after an instance of abuse has occurred, it’s a good idea to compile and preserve:
- Medical records concerning the incident, as well as those detailing your loved one’s medical history
- Copies of law enforcement records concerning the incident
- Financial records, in cases of financial exploitation
- Their adult caregiver’s contact information, employment history and records
- Any written communication, such as emails and text messages, between your loved one and the abuser
- Contact information for any individuals that may serve as eyewitnesses or character witnesses
The above is not an exhaustive list. Our Youngstown attorney can help you obtain the evidence you need to help you get the results you deserve.