Elder Financial Abuse – Have You Been Affected? McCready Law
When people think about elder abuse, they don’t think about the financial aspect of it, and mostly believe that abuse is either physical or emotional, and that it takes places in a central location. Many elders spend a lifetime saving up money and investing in stocks, bonds, properties and the like so they can be comfortable by the time they retire. However, this isn’t the story that plays out for some senior citizens who often see their life savings whittled down to nothing in sometimes under a month by people that they know and trust like family, or by complete strangers. This is not only unconscionable, but it is illegal and can attract an elder abuse lawsuit which can help recover the monies embezzled by another party.
Are you looking for an elder abuse attorney? If your loved one lost their money via shady investments, or had someone from the family arm-twist them into writing a will or giving them power of attorney over their finances, we can help. McCready Law is a law firm that deals with elder abuse and exploitation, and we’ve helped tens of thousands of people over the last 90 YEARS. It is important to ACT FAST in these cases as each day that passes is a day that the perpetrator gets to embezzle these stolen funds. Stop them in their tracks by calling us at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your loved one’s legal rights for justice and compensation. The call is ABSOLUTELY FREE, and there’s no legal obligation to have us take on your case after the call.
Elder Financial Exploitation – Why Does It Happen?
Many senior citizens are taken advantage of due to a number of factors such as being in frail health due to conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, and some may be living in fear due to the threats meted out by a family member or stranger regarding what might happen should they reveal that they are being exploited. Elder financial exploitation is more common that people realize, and it usually happened discreetly without individuals knowing, and the media largely ignoring it.
Elder financial abuse examples include:
- Stealing an individual’s jewelry, cash or other valuable personal items
- Forging an elderly person’s signature for personal financial gain
- Forcing or coercing an elder to change titles, will or deed details
- Overcharging a senior citizen for common services or goods
- Using a senior citizen’s credit or ATM cards without their authorization
- Padding up Medicare billing by ordering unneeded medical diagnostic tests
- Targeting senior citizens using telemarketing or internet scams
Lawyers for Financial Elder Abuse Lawsuits – Call Us Today!
Gaining a senior citizen’s trust in order to steal from them is a heinous crime as well as something that can be remedied by filing an elder abuse lawsuit. Doing so will help your loved one recover money taken from them, and even property as well as any assets that were transferred by deceptive means. In addition, your loved one may be able to recover attorney’s fees, pain and suffering, emotional anguish and so much more. Ready to get started? Please call our financial elder abuse lawsuit lawyers NOW at (773) 825-3547 to receive your 100% FREE consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.