Special Needs Abuse
Philadelphia Special Needs Abuse Lawyers
Adults with special needs often depend on family members and friends to assist in basic things like paying their bills, bringing them to work or the grocery store, and providing for basic health services. Unfortunately, some caregivers take advantage of their position and steal from or otherwise abuse the vulnerable adult.
Do not tolerate this behavior.
If you suspect a family member, guardian, friend or another person is abusing your loved one, contact us at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. We are known throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey as MyPhillyLawyer. We have more than 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury and abuse cases. Our attorneys have the skills and resources to stop the abuse and recover compensation for any financial and emotional damages.
Examples of Our Special Needs Cases
Our skilled attorneys handle special needs abuse cases involving:
- Stealing from bank accounts
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Forcing someone to sign legal documents, such as powers of attorney
- Abusing guardianship status
- Verbal abuse
- And other abusive behaviors
- Report Signs of Abuse Immediately
Special needs abuse is largely under-reported. The victims may not know they are being abused, or they may not have the mental capacity to tell someone about it. If your loved has special needs and you suspect a caregiver is abusing him or her, talk to a social worker or another care provider immediately.
It is also important that you talk to your loved one and get him or her to speak about the abuse, if possible. Without clear testimony from the actual victim, the abuser may go free. We will explain the legalities of the situation when you speak with one of our lawyers.
Stop Special Needs Abuse Now—Contact an Attorney. Call 215-789-9346.
At MyPhillyLawyer, we have extensive experience representing victims of special needs abuse. We are committed to protecting their rights and helping them recover compensation for their suffering. Please contact us today to discuss your situation and case in a free initial consultation.