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Securing Evidence In An Elder Abuse Or Neglect Case



Practice Area photoIf you suspect that your loved one is being abused, it is important to begin to gather evidence of this abuse.  Consulting with an experienced lawyer in the field of elder abuse will help to secure such evidence as:
  1. Photos
  2. Survey Records
  3. False Charts
  4. Interview Former Employees
  5. Procedure Manuals
  6. Statutes
  7. State or Federal Regulations

Additionally, many of the symptoms listed below can occur as a result of disease conditions or medications. The appearance of these symptoms should prompt further investigation to determine and remedy the cause.

Physical Abuse

  • Bruises or grip marks around the arms or neck
  • Rope marks or welts on the wrists and/or ankles
  • Repeated unexplained injuries
  • Dismissive attitude or statements about injuries
  • Refusal to go to same emergency department for repeated injuries
  • Emotional/Psychological Abuse
  • Uncommunicative and unresponsive
  • Unreasonably fearful or suspicious
  • Lack of interest in social contacts
  • Chronic physical or psychiatric health problems
  • Evasiveness

Sexual Abuse

  • Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
  • Torn or bloody underwear
  • Bruised breasts
  • Venereal diseases or vaginal infections
Financial Abuse or Exploitation could be occurring if the following things take place:
  • When a person has sufficient funds but is being housed as if they do not
  • When you suspect that someone has taken large amounts of money from bank accounts, account numbers have been changed or there is unusual amounts being taken as cash at ATM
  • Make sure the signature on checks is actually the elder person's signature

Signs of Neglect

  • Sunken eyes or loss of weight
  • Extreme thirst
  • Bed sores
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