Oklahoma City Nursing Home Financial Abuse Attorneys

Financial abuse is exploiting an individual by using their assets, funds, or property illegally or improperly. Nursing home patients tend to be the most victimized senior population since they are more vulnerable. These elderly residents may not be aware of issues involving their finances until it’s too late and their savings and assets have been wiped out.

Financial abuse is usually committed by a caregiver who controls a resident or a relative with access to bank accounts or assets. Financial abuse can happen once a family member or caretaker is designated as having power of attorney for the elderly individual. Whether the financial manipulation occurs at the hands of nursing staff, family members, or close friends of the resident, the results are devastating.

If you suspect that a family member is a victim of financial abuse in a nursing home, the Oklahoma City attorneys at Abel Law Firm can help you. We are dedicated to protecting senior citizens’ rights and can help you recover your relative’s lost funds. Call us at (405) 239-7046 to discuss your case.

How a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help

If you suspect your relative has become the victim of financial abuse, contact a lawyer immediately. If you attempt to handle this matter alone, you may make vital mistakes that ultimately permanently cause your loved one to lose their life savings. Proving financial abuse can be difficult, particularly if your loved one is unable or unwilling for whatever reason to come forward.

There are several things that a lawyer can do to stop this type of abuse. The first step is verifying the story with the resident and gathering documentation. If it is clear that a crime has been committed, an attorney can inform the police and file a complaint. An attorney can help file paperwork, compile evidence, and stop further financial abuse. They can ensure that your relative’s money and property are returned to them, and the abuser is brought to justice.

Why Choose Us?

The lawyers at Abel Law Firm have 130 years of combined experience handling personal injury law, including cases involving financial abuse in nursing homes. Our Oklahoma nursing home attorneys are dedicated to helping vulnerable seniors. When your family is going through a stressful time, we will provide the help and compassion you need to get through this painful situation. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our past clients and are ready to do the same for you. This success and dedication to our clients have won us our many awards and accolades, including being named Super Lawyers and receiving an AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell.

Signs of Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of a nursing home resident isn’t always obvious. Family members, caregivers, and friends should be alert and aware of any signs that may indicate that financial abuse is taking place. Some signs of financial abuse are:

  • A resident’s personal belongings are missing from their possession
  • There is an unexplained transfer of money or assets to another person
  • Checks are written frequently to a financial professional, business person, or caregiver
  • Sudden changes in bank accounts, such as unexpected withdrawals by another person
  • Additional names are added to the person’s bank signature card
  • The elder’s signature being forged for titles of possessions or financial transactions
  • Abrupt changes in the elder’s will or related financial documents
  • The resident’s living conditions are below his or her resources
  • The resident becomes reluctant to talk about financial issues that were once routine

Family and friends of nursing home residents can take steps to prevent financial abuse by educating themselves on the warning signs. Involving several people in the resident’s financial decisions can provide a system of checks and balances to ensure that one person doesn’t control or make all the decisions regarding an elderly person’s money.

Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Today

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of financial abuse in a nursing home, you need to take immediate action. When elderly individuals are being swindled and stripped of their funds, these criminal acts require legal recourse. At Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma nursing home abuse lawyers will fight to secure financial compensation for your loved one and ensure their abusers are brought to justice. Contact us today for a free consultation at (405) 239-7046 to discuss your legal options.

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