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Common Categories of Elder Abuse/Neglect Cases

Practice Area photo Elder abuse is a growing problem in our country. There are many signs and symptoms that loved ones should be aware of and should not ignore if they believe their loved one might be in danger of this serious problem issue. If you suspect that your loved one has been injured or abused it is important to get legal representation as soon as possible. Contact Scholle Law if you or your loved one may be suffering from elder abuse. We have represented victims of injury for nearly two decades with compassion and dedication.

Please take note of the following common categories of elder abuse and neglect:

  • Malnutrition/Dehydration
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Falls
  • Mysterious Injuries
  • Illnesses which Suggest Neglect
  • Financial Exploitation

The types of abuses and their percentage of frequency are:

  • Neglect 58.5%
  • Physical abuse 15.7%
  • Financial exploitation 12.3%
  • Emotional abuse 7.3%
  • Sexual abuse .04%
  • All other types 5.1%
  • Unknown .06%
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