According to the National Center of Elder Abuse and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse are reported annually in the United States. This means that 9.5% of the elderly population is subjected to some form of abuse or neglect each year. When examining the specific nature of these incidents, it has been reported that 58% involve neglect, 15% involve physical abuse, 12% involve financial abuse, 7% involve emotional abuse and .04% involve sexual abuse. Although each form of elder abuse is different, the ramifications are usually always the same. For this reason, the Dallas personal injury lawyers at Lenahan Law Firm encourage you to learn more about the warning signs of abuse and the ways in which you can ultimately combat it.