Elderly Consumer Scams & Fraud
Protecting the Elderly in Ontario from Exploitation
Financial abuse of the elderly is another serious problem in the current culture. Our Ontario elder abuse attorneys of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP advocate for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as consumer scams & fraud.
Our team offers competent legal counsel to those in need of help and has been involved in more than 100 superior court jury trials, winning large verdicts and settlements for our clients for their injuries and suffering.
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Types of Elderly Scams & Fraud
As individuals age they become increasingly vulnerable to many types of fraudulent practices and scams, intending to swindle them out of their hard-earned money and personal and real property. For example, nursing homes that provide inadequate care or abuse their residents, yet receive payment for quality services, are guilty of fraudulent business practices.
Unethical caregivers can persuade elderly individuals into schemes and scams that deprive them of their assets and property. If a friend or relative of an elderly resident is aware of a problem with the nursing home or long-term care facility then he or she should contact McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP for guidance on how to approach the legal aspects of consumer scams & fraud.
Nursing Home Liability in Elderly Scams
It is unfortunate that there are people who engage in criminal activities with the intent to take advantage of the elderly. It is even worse if a nursing home facility or caregiver is aware of the activities or condone such behavior. The family members and friends of nursing home residents must always be alert for any changes in behavior or mood swings in the elderly. Depending on the mental state and physical condition of elderly residents, to some degree, they are at the mercy of the caregivers and nursing home staff.
Retaining the services of an attorney is important to ensure there are no wrongdoings against the elderly individual and his or her financial affairs.
Compensation for Consumer Scams & Fraud in Ontario
Our team works closely with the victims and family members, understanding the need for discretion and privacy when dealing with delicate circumstances that involve the elderly. It is important to seek legal assistance from a reliable attorney at the first suspicions of possible consumer scams & fraud against the elderly. The responsible individuals may be liable to the victims for damages and subject to legal actions.
Contact McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP today if you or a loved one have been the victim of consumer scams and fraud so that you can receive the compensation you are entitled to.