Elder abuse at the hands of family, friends, and caregivers is on the rise across the United States. Every year more than half a million reports of elder abuse are reported and even more go unnoticed. Elder abuse can have long-lasting and severe ramifications to the victim and their family. Being aware of elder abuse warning signs is the first step in protecting you and your loved ones. This article will break down some examples of financial elder abuse to look for among your elder friends and family.
1. Changes in Financial Situation
2. Unpaid Bills & Expenses
3. Forged Signatures
4. Lack of Self-Esteem or Trust
5. Missing or New Names on Documents
Seeking Compensation for Victims of Abuse
Abuse can be at the hands of a spouse, close family member, paid or volunteer caregiver, neighbor, or another resident (in a nursing home or other institution). Many times these cases involve more than one defendant – for instance institutional abuse if the abuse has occurred at a care facility. Our attorneys are caring and compassionate, spending time with our clients to fully understand all aspects of their physical and emotional injuries. We will work closely with you every step of the way to make sure you understand your choices and help you make the best decisions for your situation.
Abuse of someone 65 or older is considered elder abuse. If you or a loved one has experienced elder abuse in any form, including physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse or neglect, we will aggressively litigate your case. Contact us at Bonjour, Thorman & Burns for a free initial consultation.