Securing Evidence In An Elder Abuse Or Neglect Case


GEORGIA LAWYER DEDICATED TO PROTECTING THE ELDERLY

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 Charles Scholle, an experience 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
  • Life circumstances don't match with the size of the estate
  • Large withdrawals from bank accounts, switching accounts, unusual ATM activity
  • Signatures on checks don't match elder's signature

Neglect

  • Sunken eyes or loss of weight
  • Extreme thirst
  • Bed sores
CONTACT Scholle Law TO PROTECT YOURSELF OR YOUR LOVED ONE BY CALLING LOCALLY IN ATLANTA TO 770-717-5100 or toll free 1-866-972-5287 OR  BY CLICKING HERE TO FILL OUT OUR ONLINE CONTACT FORM