Elder Abuse and neglect

1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ report experiencing some form of elder abuse.


Elder abuse and neglect involve any harm or distress caused to older adults, whether through physical, emotional, financial exploitation, or neglect. This can include:


  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse
  • Neglect/Abandonment
  • Financial Abuse

Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From Elder Abuse or Neglect?

Warning Signs of Physical Abuse

It’s crucial to recognize all types of abuse towards elders to be able to prevent and stop it from occurring. Or, if need be, find legal assistance for your loved one.


  • Not able to explain an injury
  • Hesitant to receive medical care for injury
  • Refraining from activities they enjoy
  • Consistent medical attention to similar or same injuries
  • A dislike of certain individuals
  • Going to different emergency rooms to not be suspicious

Symptoms of Neglect
Some symptoms of neglect can be rapid weight loss, frequently ill, sores and wounds healing in different stages, irritable or depressed mood, bedsores, and poor hygiene.

What You Can Do

Check-In On Your
Loved One Often

Call and visit them often. They may find solace in talking to a loved one about what’s going on.

Take What They Say Seriously

If your loved one mentions neglect of any kind, take it seriously.

Know Your Available

If you suspect or notice elder abuse, contact us at Friedman Law for legal assistance.

In An Emergency
Call 911

If you think there is immediate danger to your loved one, call the police.

Download the E-book

Spot the signs of elder abuse easier and combat the neglect with help of this ebook.

Do You or Someone You Love Need Representation?

Friedman Law Offices is a personal injury law firm based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our firm is comprised of five experienced lawyers who advocate for injured clients throughout the state. Friedman Law Offices has successfully represented injured Nebraskans for over 60 years. We offer free initial consultations for all potential clients, including those who have had their personal injury claims rejected by other attorneys.