Elder Abuse

Helping You Protect Vulnerable Loved Ones

The elderly in our community are often extremely vulnerable to personal injury due to negligence or abuse. Many older adults rely on caregivers for assistance with day-to-day activities due to health or mobility restrictions. Unfortunately, there are cases where abuse and negligence on the part of these providers cause emotional distress, pain, and discomfort.

Sometimes, elder abuse and neglect victims are unable to speak for themselves. Family members must ensure that they are receiving proper care. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused, contact Bison Law Firm for help in getting them the justice and protection they need.

Common Forms Of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms, but it includes any action that harms the emotional, physical or financial well-being of the elderly. Below are some common examples.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse includes striking, pushing, wilful misuse of medications to sedate or otherwise control a person, and overuse of restraints. Falls, burns or scratches, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and damage to personal belongings are signs of physical abuse.

Sexual Abuse

Torn or damaged clothing, injuries to the genitals or breast area, and unexplained sexually transmitted infections are signs of sexual abuse. Coercion or manipulation by a caregiver is frequently involved in elder sexual abuse.

Emotional Abuse

An emotional abuser may use humiliation, threats, control, and any other action intended to induce psychological distress. Changes in your loved one’s behavior can be a sign of emotional abuse, as well as cognitive issues, depression, anxiety, or restlessness.


The neglect of a person’s medical, physical and emotional needs is often the first sign of escalating elder abuse. Symptoms of neglect include emotional distress and personality changes, weight loss or malnutrition, small injuries like bruises and bedsores, soiled clothing, and inadequate or unsanitary living conditions.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse typically involves the theft or misappropriation of property, access to bank accounts and credit card information. You may notice unusual financial transactions, missing valuables, amended wills or powers of attorney, and unnecessary expenses or purchases.

Legal Advice For Victims of Elder Abuse and Their Loved Ones

The Bison Law Firm provides representation and legal support to elder abuse victims and their families. We have extensive experience handling personal injury claims against nursing homes and healthcare agency workers and will treat your loved one’s case with the sensitivity and compassion it deserves. To speak to an elder abuse lawyer, call 405.407.0111 or contact us online.