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Common Injuries that Result from Show Low Elder Abuse

By Breyer Law Offices on August 26, 2014

Every year, we hear multiple stories detailing the pain and suffering that comes with Show Low elder abuse. While some families cannot believe that their loved one could ever become the victim of abuse, we know that even the most beloved elderly individuals may find themselves in a serious situation. Some of the most common injuries we have seen throughout the years that have seriously and negatively impacted the victims and their families include:

  • Broken bones, including, but rarely limited to, arms, legs, collarbones, and even the skull in some circumstances
  • Massive head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, which can lead to coma and death, or to permanent loss of motor functions and memory
  • Internal hemorrhaging caused by being beaten, either once severely or over the course of time

What Families Should Know about Show Low Elder Abuse

If you are the family member of an elderly individual, it is important for you to understand Show Low elder abuse and why it happens. Some of the most common things family members don’t know about abuse, but should know, include:

  • Abuse is often perpetrated by a member of the family who has become frustrated or overworked while caring for an elderly individual.
  • Paid caregivers often perpetrate abuse when they are poorly trained.
  • Most victims do not come forward—no matter who the abuser is—for fear of retribution, or because they have been threatened.

What to Do if You Suspect Show Low Elder Abuse

If you suspect elder abuse, you should contact a skilled Show Low personal injury attorney. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. will do whatever it takes to properly and thoroughly investigate the case, determine who is causing your loved one injuries, and to hold them accountable for injuries, medical bills, and personal suffering experienced by your loved one. We will focus on ensuring that your loved one is made safe as quickly as possible and that you are able to find and afford appropriate care for them so that you no longer have to worry. Get the help you need to get your loved one back to safety by contacting attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer now.

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