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Aug 24, 2018 by |

California and Marin County Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Overdosing Senior

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

The Terrible Danger of Caregiver Overdosing

A silver picture frame is missing, a gold bracelet is gone, bank accounts hemorrhage cash, a frightened senior suddenly changes her Will. Talk to anyone who’s hired a caregiver for an older loved one – theft and abuse are always a worry. But it can be so much worse. In a recent case in Southern California, a caregiver is accused of murdering an elderly woman by a drug overdose in order to take her estate.[1]  Tragically, facts in the case follow a too familiar pattern: the senior met the caregiver socially and within a few weeks the caregiver managed to become a major part of her senior victim’s life.  Isolated seniors are easy prey to such vultures.

The Marin County and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. know what horrors an abusive caregiver can inflict and this case proves the real dangers dependent seniors face. We also know how quickly elder abuse can strike.  Our attorneys represent seniors and their loved ones victimized by abusive caregivers and others.   If you or someone you know is a victim of elder abuse in Marin County or elsewhere in California, call us today at 415-441-8669, and we can help. 

Above all, stay active in your senior loved one’s life. Report suspicions of elder abuse to the police and Adult Protective Services immediately. While reporting is important, you should also pursue all civil remedies available to victims under California elder abuse law. Our lawyers handle elder abuse cases of all varieties and know the remedies and extra damages to which you or your victimized loved one is entitled.  We fight for seniors every day in California courts.  Our courts award attorneys’ fees to victimized seniors in certain cases and this can ease the burden of bringing a suit. 

Contact Us

If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in Marin County or elsewhere in California, contact 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>. We can help guide your case through investigation, discovery, through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm was not involved in the case in any way.  The full story of the case can be found here: https://patch.com/california/palmdesert/palm-desert-caretaker-enter-plea-overdose-death

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