Isolated Seniors Are Prey To Greedy Caregivers
The Effects Can Be Devastating
Greedy caregivers who steal from their elderly patients will really stop at nothing once they get started. Often, the theft begins slowly with relatively small amounts of cash or unauthorized purchases. Almost inevitably, the theft escalates. Our litigators have seen cases where a caregiver fraudulently borrows on the senior’s credit or arranges a reverse mortgage on the senior’s home once the caregiver has taken all available money from the senior’s bank accounts. The Alameda County and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent senior victims of this kind of devastating financial elder abuse by caregivers, financial advisors, insurance agents, boyfriends or girlfriends, trustees or strangers. 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 recent case*, a caregiver was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands from her elderly patient and then when the senior’s bank accounts were fully depleted, applying for a loan on the senior’s credit to take more. Authorities investigated the senior’s financial records and determined that the alleged financial abuse had been going on for some time. The caregiver was arrested. The senior resided in an assisted care facility where the caregiver allegedly stole her money and fraudulently attempted to borrow more against her credit. Seniors under the care of an unscrupulous caregiver at home or in a care facility are equally vulnerable to exploitation.
Our litigators represent seniors and their families who suffer this kind of economic loss, especially those involving care custodians. Out litigators how to investigate these cases to gather evidence for trial, and will pursue all available remedies under California law. Available remedies 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 to the injured party for bringing a successful action against the wrongdoer. If you suspect any financial elder abuse of a loved one, call counsel. Early action against the wrongdoer can stop the abuse before it progresses.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.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.
*Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.