California’s population is aging, including in San Diego. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, about 13.1% of the population of San Diego County was aged 65 or older in 2015. By 2050, that number is expected to climb to 20%. Unfortunately, the elderly population is at a greater risk of suffering abuse and fraud than younger populations, The attorneys at the Evans Law Firm, Inc., have many years of experience representing the residents of San Diego in a wide variety of legal matters, including elder law, financial fraud, whistleblower/qui tam cases, and more.
Elder Law Issues We Handle
Elder law is the core practice at the Evans Law Firm, Inc. Our lead attorney, Ingrid M. Evans, has dedicated her career to representing the victims of elder abuse and neglect. Elder abuse and neglect takes many forms, including:
- Physical elder abuse: Physical elder abuse is one of the most serious forms of elder abuse. It can involve assault and battery, unreasonable use of restraints, failure to provide for the victim’s daily needs, and sexual assault, among others.
- Financial elder abuse: Financial elder abuse occurs where the perpetrator causes financial harm to the victim. It can involve a variety of behaviors, such as theft of belongings, deception and trickery, identity theft, and undue influence.
- Nursing home abuse: Nursing home abuse can involve any type of elder abuse, but what differentiates it is that it occurs within the confines of nursing homes and is usually perpetrated by nursing home staff. It can also be difficult to detect, as it most often occurs behind closed doors.
Any type of elder abuse can result in serious injuries and diminished quality of life. If you are aware of elder abuse occurring, put a stop to it with the assistance of the elder law attorneys at the Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Dealing With Financial Fraud in San Diego
Ingrid M. Evans is also experienced at representing the victims of financial fraud in San Diego. There are many different types of fraud, but what unites them all is that they involve deception, misrepresentations, and trickery that are designed to separate the victim from his or her money. Anyone — not just the elderly — can be a victim of financial fraud, no matter how sophisticated or immune they believe they are. Financial fraud can often be devastating for the elderly, as many older adults live in poverty or on fixed incomes. The attorneys at the Evans Law Firm, Inc., handle cases involving securities fraud, annuity fraud, consumer fraud, insurance fraud, and banking fraud.
Whistleblower & False Claims/Qui Tam
A whistleblower is a person within an organization who has knowledge of illegal activities or fraudulent business activities being committed by that organization. In many cases, whistleblowers are employees at government contractors who report fraud or waste being perpetrated against the government. There are many laws on the books designed to protect whistleblowers, most notably the False Claims Act. The attorneys at the Evans Law Firm, Inc., have extensive experience representing whistleblowers and aggressively defending their interests in cases of whistleblower retaliation.
For more information about any of the services we offer, please contact the Evans Law Firm, Inc., by using our online contact form or calling us at 415-441-8669 or toll-free at 1-888-50EVANS (888-503-8267).