The Epidemic of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is an epidemic in this country. Both financial and physical elder abuse climb at alarming rates each year. As baby boomers age, the numbers are likely to grow exponentially. We at Evans Law Firm Inc. have spent years combatting the financial exploitation of seniors and representing victims of financial and physical elder abuse and nursing home abuse. If you or someone you know has been a victim of financial elder abuse or physical elder abuse or nursing home abuse, call Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at 415-441-8669 and we may be able to help. We accept elder abuse cases in San Mateo County and throughout California.
What to Do
Elder abuse comes in many shapes and sizes and from all sorts of directions. Sadly, elder abuse most often comes at the hands of those closest to the elder, both day to day caregivers and, saddest of all, family members. We at Evans Law Firm have experience representing elder abuse victims against all sorts of perpetrators. We encourage you to report elder abuse to the authorities. Law enforcement agencies will assist the victim and family to the best of their ability but know that you should pursue all remedies available to the victim beyond what law enforcement agencies can give. California law affords elder abuse victims expanded protections in certain financial transactions, trial preferences, extra damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs. Victims and their families should consult with counsel regarding all forms of redress;that is not the duty of law enforcement.
Isolation is the common denominator of most financial elder abuse cases. An isolated senior is a particularly vulnerable person and makes easy prey for scammers, unscrupulous caregivers, sales agents, and others. Stay involved in your senior’s everyday life and help him or her maintain a network of friends and loved ones who truly care and will keep in daily contact. If they senior suffers from cognitive impairment, however mild, be extra-vigilant. Do background checks on caregivers. Make sure important papers, valuables, and credit cards and checks are in a safe place. Monitor the senior’s bank and credit card accounts for unusual activity. Remember to document everything. No list can ever cover everything but staying involved is the key.
If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in San Mateo County or any California county, contact the 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 complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case 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.