Our seniors are, unfortunately, particularly vulnerable to being mistreated and taken advantage of. California law provides special prohibitions against the mistreatment of elderly people by nursing homes, family members, financial institutions or virtually anyone else. This includes not only physical and emotional abuse and neglect, but also financial abuse and fraudulent practices. The Elder Abuse Lawyers Los Angeles at Helmer Friedman LLP represent the victims of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation and their families.
Oftentimes, mistreatment of elders comes from nursing homes or other trusted caregivers and financial advisers. We zealously represent seniors who have suffered at the hands of those they depend on most.
This involves unauthorized use of an elderly person’s funds or property, either by a caregiver or an outside scam artist. An unscrupulous caregiver might:
- misuse an elder’s personal checks, credit cards, or accounts
- steal cash, income checks, or household goods
- forge the elder’s signature
- engage in identity theft
Whether you or a family member have suffered an accident or injury from a neglectful caregiver, or have been the victim of fraud or, suffered from malpractice or abuse the Elder Abuse Lawyers Los Angeles of Helmer Friedman LLP mission is to aggressively protect and enforce your legal rights.