Financial Exploitation - Serious Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect Cases
Alabama assisted living abuse lawyer who holds facilities accountable for financial exploitation
Assisted living facilities sometimes financially exploit residents and their families. Sadly, this type of assisted living abuse and neglect is one of the most common ones we encounter at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. That's why we strongly encourage you contact us if you or a loved one is a victim.
Our aggressive assisted living abuse and neglect attorney knows how to investigate complicated financial abuse cases and have years of experience successfully resolving such cases. We know what evidence to look for to support claims, and we have the case results to prove it. If you suspect financial exploitation and are wondering how to report it, contact law enforcement and our law firm right away.
What is financial exploitation?
Financial exploitation in assisted living facilities refers to the unauthorized or improper use of an older adult's financial resources for personal gain. This is a form of elder abuse that can be conducted in many ways, including theft, fraud, coercion, or undue influence. Perpetrators may manipulate residents into giving away money or assets, forging signatures, misusing credit cards, or gaining control over their financial affairs without their informed consent. Financial exploitation not only jeopardizes the financial security of vulnerable individuals but also erodes their trust, autonomy, and overall well-being.
What are examples of financial exploitation by assisted living facilities?
You need to be extremely attentive in order to spot financial abuse by assisted living facilities. Financial elder abuse takes many forms. Some of the most common examples of ways facilities take advantage of residents and their families include:
- Overcharging for services
- Charging for unnecessary services (including unnecessary medical procedures)
- Billing for services not provided
- Double billing for services
What are the warning signs of financial exploitation by assisted living facilities?
How do you know if you or a loved one is a victim of financial abuse by an assisted living facility? Watch for the following signs of financial abuse:
- Sudden increases in price for services
- Unexpected bills from assisted living facility
- Notices from unknown billing companies
What should I do if I suspect financial exploitation by assisted living facilities?
If you believe you or a loved one is a victim of elder financial abuse committed by an assisted living facility, you can take steps to protect yourself or loved one from further harm:
- Carefully review bills from assisted living facilities.
- If you notice any discrepancies, ask for an explanation from the assisted living facility.
- Contact the police if you are not satisfied with the facility's answer.
- Report the exploitation by calling the Adult Abuse Hotline at 1-800-458-7214.
- Contact us immediately.
How to prove financial exploitation
Proving financial exploitation in nursing homes requires gathering and presenting evidence in support of your claim. This may involve collecting the following pieces of evidence:
- Financial records.
- Bank statements.
- Transaction receipts.
- Relevant documents that demonstrate unauthorized or suspicious financial activities.
- Testimony from the victim, witnesses, or staff members who have observed the exploitation.
Why should I hire an Alabama lawyer at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C.?
We believe injury victims and their families should know exactly what's happening throughout their legal case. That’s why our assisted living abuse lawyer communicates clearly with our clients at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C.
We won't just pay attention to you at the start of your case. We'll answer your phone calls. We'll communicate clearly with you every step of the way. We will keep you informed about the status of your case. And we talk with you before we make any major decisions.
Discover what an attentive attorney can do for you. Contact us. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. A delay could affect your ability to recover compensation. That's why it's critical you contact an attorney at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible. Our attorney works on a contingency fee basis when handling assisted living abuse and neglect claims. That means you pay no attorney's fees unless you win.