Whittel & Melton, LLC

Elderly Abuse

Elderly abuse and neglect can encompass a variety of issues including physical abuse, negligent care, sexual abuse and financial exploitation. The signs of elderly abuse can be slight and unfortunately those that are abused are often too embarrassed or afraid to report any incidents. If you suspect a friend or family member has been the victim of elderly abuse or may have been unfairly taken advantage of, the Florida Elderly Abuse Attorneys can assist you with taking necessary legal action.

Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

With many families entrusting the care of their loved ones to nursing homes, injuries are a common occurrence. Sometimes injuries can be related to the person’s medical condition or age, but many cases of nursing home injuries occur because of neglect, abuse, poorly trained employees and understaffed facilities. Nursing homes are businesses and oftentimes these for-profit facilities place business decisions ahead of the residents they are supposed to be providing quality care for. It is never acceptable for nursing home corporations to allow neglect or abuse to take place and the Florida Elderly Abuse Attorneys have the experience to fight these businesses at trial so that your loved ones recover a full and fair settlement.

Nursing Home Abuse and Injuries may include:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Bed Sores
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Bruising or Scarring
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Mental or Verbal Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death

If you believe that someone you love has suffered from inadequate care at a nursing home in The Villages or in Lake, Marion or Sumter County, contact the Elderly Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call us at 352-369-5334 for a complimentary consultation.

Financial Elder Abuse

Most cases of financial elder abuse involve some level of persuasion or coercion to gain access to the senior’s assets. It is not uncommon for the abuser to be someone the elderly person or family trusts such as a caretaker, family member, friend or even a well-known professional such as a stockbroker or financial advisor.

Financial elderly abuse commonly involves the following:

  • Loss of Stocks
  • Improper Investments
  • Loss of Real Estate
  • Investment Fraud
  • Mortgage Loan Fraud

If someone you love has been the victim of financial elderly abuse in The Villages or in Lake, Marion or Sumter County, contact the Elderly Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call us at 352-369-5334 so that we can work towards recovering any monetary loss.