Elder Abuse

Defending The Rights Of The Most Vulnerable Among Us

Protecting Our Elders From Exploitation And Abuse

Our elders are a treasure trove of wisdom for generations to come. However, as people age, they often become vulnerable to exploitation and abuse due to dementia, physical disabilities, or misplaced trust. Underhanded caregivers, greedy relatives, or phone scammers often try to take advantage of our elders’ trusting nature. If you suspect that you or your loved one has fallen victim to exploitation or abuse, Menkes Law Firm will use every possible legal angle to protect them from the abuser. But don’t wait. Contact our office to get the legal help you need today!

What Constitutes Elder Abuse?

Elder Abuse comes in many disguises. It might take the form of a caregiver who talks an elderly person into turning over their financial affairs into their hands — and then steals all their funds. It could come into play when relatives whose lust for money overcomes family ties convince a senior citizen to put the title to their home in their name. Or, it could come from a stranger — such as fake telemarketing or IRS calls, scammers who convince the senior that a relative needs bail money, or selling products with little value for a high price. It can even include physical abuse, such as a sociopathic worker in a nursing home taking out their hatred for their parent on your loved one. If you suspect any of these situations has occurred to you or your loved one, it’s time to take action. Our experienced elder abuse lawyer can sort through all the issues and provide you with the legal advice and support you need. Get in touch with us today.

What Signs Of Elder Abuse Should I Look For?

Of course, you should always investigate any signs of physical abuse, such as bruising or fear. However, other types of abuse aren’t as easy to detect. They include major bank withdrawals, a stack of unpaid bills, missing pieces of jewelry or other assets, changes in legal documents, a new “best friend” who has taken over your loved one’s financial affairs, or signs of neglect, such as weight loss or a lack of hygiene. Should you notice any of these danger signs, it’s critical that you protect your loved one’s best interests with legal representation. Menkes Law Firm will investigate the matter fully — and, if needed, will take legal action to protect your loved one from their abuser. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, it’s time to act. Take action now!