Elder Sexual Abuse Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Elder abuse is one of the most appalling forms of mistreatment that exists. Many times, the victims cannot fight off or even confront their offenders because they lack the strength or are afraid of the consequences. An estimated 2.1 million elders each year are reported victims of abuse, although studies have shown that approximately five times as many older individuals are mistreated annually; many simply fail to report their cases to authorities. Sexual abuse in elders is particularly harmful on several levels: psychological, emotional, and in some cases, physical.
Sexual abuse is a terrible and cruel act. If someone you love has suffered this form of mistreatment, then you have the right to take action against the party responsible for inflicting such abuse. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff elder sexual abuse lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C., are dedicated to helping people in your situation demand the justice they deserve from the party at fault. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you assert your legal rights.
Sexual abuse in any form is unacceptable. However, in the case of elders, it has been proven to be even more damaging than in younger individuals. Senior citizens are more likely to experience the following complications with sexual abuse:
- Serious pelvic injuries
- Genital injuries
- Vaginal injuries or tears
- Longer healing periods
- Higher risk of infection
- Development of STDs
- Violation of generational belief system
- Lack of emotional support
Research has indicated that elders who have been abused tend to die earlier than those who remain unharmed.
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Former U.S. Attorney for Ariz. -- Personal Injury -- Criminal Defense