Aug 30, 2019 by |

Alameda County and California Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Kills Elderly Patient and Drains Bank Account

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How Caregivers Can Manipulate Vulnerable Seniors

The Tragedy of One 88-Year Old Victim

Our elder abuse litigators see the terrible dangers ahead when an unscrupulous caregiver gets a hold on an isolated senior’s life. Greedy caregivers will stop at nothing to lay hands on bank accounts, cash, valuables, and even their victim’s home.  If the senior is without watchful family and friends the result can be complete financial ruin, and maybe even death.  The Alameda County and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent senior victims of financial elder abuse by their care custodians who use undue influence, fraud, even marriage to swindle property and money from seniors.   If you or a loved one is a California senior who has been injured by financial elder abuse, call us today at (415)441-8669.

In one horrific California case[1], an 88-year old man was ultimately killed by his caregiver who first took his home and drained his bank account of over $600,000 in cash.  The victim’s body still has not been found though the caregiver was convicted of his murder and elder abuse, grand theft, embezzlement and forgery.  Before she killed the elderly man, the caregiver managed to get him to deed his house to her, change his estate plan to put her in charge of everything, and add her as a joint owner of his bank accounts.  The caregiver was employed when the victim’s wife was still alive and after the spouse’s death, she managed to take everything the widower had before she killed him.  Sadly, our litigators have seen other cases like this one.

The case illustrates the extreme danger when an evil caregiver enters an isolated senior’s life. If you have a senior loved one, guard against this kind of tragedy as best you can by taking some important steps.  Stay involved in the senior’s life and drop by as often as you can unexpectedly.  Speak to them alone and don’t allow the caregiver to lurk about when you talk to your loved one.  Keep confidential information like Social Security numbers and bank account information hidden.  Never ever allow the senior to give a Power of Attorney to a caregiver.  If you suspect abuse, notify authorities but also reach out to elder abuse counsel immediately. The elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm pursue all available remedies under California law which include getting the injured senior’s money back, undoing any gifts, transfers or other harmful transaction, voiding legal instruments or contracts procured by undue influence,  and securing an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for bringing a successful action against the wrongdoer.

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If you or a loved one have been the victim of financial elder abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California at the hands of a care custodian or any other person contact California financial elder abuse attorney Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of physical and financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud, and nursing home abuse. We can guide your case through a jury trial, or toward an equitable settlement.  We also handle qui tam and whistleblower lawsuits, whole life insurance and universal life insurance cases, and cases involving indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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