Florida Financial Elder Abuse Attorney
Fighting Nursing Home Financial Abuse
Financial abuse of nursing home residents is a serious problem in Florida and across the country. Elderly patients living in nursing homes and assisted care factifies are often easy targets for financial exploitation. Oftentimes these residents suffer from dementia and other conditions and may not be aware that abuse is happening. Even patients who do suspect that they are victims of financial fraud may be afraid to report the problem or think they won’t be believed.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home financial fraud, it is important to speak up and take action. Financial fraud can involve complex scams that are hard to detect, so it is best to work with an experienced Florida financial elder abuse attorney who can investigate the situation and help you take the right legal steps. Our lawyers are skilled professionals who know how to uncover and combat financial abuse in nursing homes. We offer free consultations where you can discuss your concerns with an attorney experienced in helping people who have been victimized by financial fraud and deception.
Red Flags of Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes
Financial scams and abuse in the nursing home environment can take many different forms, from stealing a resident’s money and possessions to forging signatures on legal documents and cashing checks without permission. While it can be difficult to recognize when a loved one is being victimized, there are some warning signs that you can be on the lookout for:
- Cash and other items missing from the resident’s room
- Abrupt bank withdrawals and/or transfers of money
- Adding additional authorized users to a bank account or credit card
- Sudden changes in wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, deeds and other legal documents
- Unexplained withdrawals from a bank account when a resident is unable to leave the facility to get to an ATM
In addition to these types of financial abuse, health care fraud is another alarming problem in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Health care fraud can involve many different unethical and illegal activities on the part of providers, from falsifying patient information to overcharging and billing for services that were never rendered. If you suspect that a facility or provider is manipulating the system to get additional or inflated payments from the government or insurance carriers, we can help. Our lawyers will carefully assess the evidence and help you determine the appropriate course of action.
Suspect that a Loved One Has Been the Victim of Nursing Home Financial Fraud? Call Us Today
If you have seen signs that a loved one residing in a nursing home may be the victim of financial abuse, you should discuss your case with a qualified nursing home abuse and neglect attorney. At The Florida Law Group, our attorneys understand just how disturbing it can be when you discover that a loved one has been taken advantage of financially. Our legal team will take quick action to investigate the situation and make sure that the abuse comes to an end. We will also hold the responsible parties fully accountable for the harm they have caused. Call our law offices today at 833-352-5297 to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated and caring Florida financial elder abuse attorney.