ELDER FINACIAL ABUSE
Elder Financial Abuse which is quickly becoming known as “The Crime of the Century”, the incidence of this have dramatically increased in the last few decades, due to a growing Elder population. Elder financial abuse is when one or more people, take, keep or wrongfully use an elder’s property with the intent to deprive them of it or to defraud them of that property. The property can be money, real estate, stocks and bonds, and even personal property such as a motor vehicle.
Elder financial abuse is usually committed by members of the family, caregivers, financial advisors, insurance salesman, con artist and any other type of untrustworthy person. There are many forms of elder financial abuse, these range from fraud pertaining to real estate, insurance, investment, contractor and financial institutions lending elders money with terms that are predatory in nature.
Elder financial abuse comes in a variety of methods. While most of these cases are committed by people who are related to the victim, or someone they trust, but this is not always the case and sometimes these crimes are committed by complete strangers.
All elder financial abuse cases are taken by our firm on a contingency basis, so is no out-of-pocket expenses for legal fees or attorney fees.
Please call offices today for a free consultation: 855-910-9624
NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND ABUSE: PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS
nursing homes provide a very important function for our society, by taking care of our loved ones when the family is not able to; however, neglect and abuse still happen on a very regular basis. As science and technology continue to add years to a person’s life span, our elderly population is constantly growing. Many of those in this population, will require the use and services of a qualified nursing home, due to physical or medical conditions that cannot be taken care of at home by the family. Due to this increasing number of elderly people in our society, the population of nursing homes is increasing and the number of incidents of nursing home neglect and abuse are also on the rise.
To help our clients, determine if they should speak to an elder abuse lawyer, we have created this list, if you answer yes to any of these questions about an elderly patient, please contact us for a free consultation:
- Are there any unexplained bruises or bedsores on the elderly person?
- Was the elderly person overmedicated or not given proper medication?
- Did the elderly person sustained a serious injury or fall, while in the care of a nursing home or caregiver?
- Did the elderly person lose a lot of weight in a short period or seem dehydrated?
- Did the elderly person’s health deteriorate very quickly while in the nursing home?
- Was the elderly person subject to abuse such as hitting or slapping?
- Do the elderly person suffer from nonconsensual sexual contact?
- Was the elderly person force-fed or withheld food as punishment?
- Was the elderly person assaulted in the nursing home?
- Was the elderly person threatened by one of the staff members of the nursing home?
It’s also important to know if death resulted from abuse or neglect, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you feel that an elderly person that you know has suffered from financial elder abuse or physical elder abuse at the hands of a caretaker or nursing home, please contact our office for a free consultation: 855-910-9624