Financial Abuse in Alabama Nursing Homes
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There are a variety of ways nursing home residents fall victim to abuse. While the most notable are physical abuse and neglect, financial abuse can be just as harmful. This type of abuse results in unauthorized or coerced use of a resident’s finances or identity, causing insurmountable debt and compromising his/her ability to continue receiving medical care. The victims do not suffer any physical or emotional injury, but rather unknowingly suffer serious financial ruin.
If you suspect a loved one has become a victim of financial abuse in a nursing home, our Mobile nursing home abuse lawyers at Cunningham Bounds can help you put a stop to the misconduct and hold the abuser liable for his/her actions. We understand the devastating impact financial exploitation has on families, which is why we are committed to helping your loved one recover their entitled compensation.
Types of Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents can suffer financial exploitation in a number of ways. The perpetrators of financial abuse are often those who have immediate access to the individual and their finances.
For example, a nursing home staff member manipulates a resident into giving him/her money or control of his/her finances. In other cases, family members, lawyers, bankers, and other parties who residents rely on for care and protection can also easily take advantage.
The long-term impact of financial abuse typically results in worsening health conditions, since victims do not have the financial means available to pay for adequate health care services.
What Are the Most Common Types of Financial Abuse?
Common types of financial abuse include the following:
- Theft of money or valuables
- Cashing a resident’s check without his/her consent
- Coercing a resident into transferring assets despite their health condition
- Coercing a resident into signing documents he/she couldn’t understand
- Identity theft
- Getting a resident involved in a scam
What To Do if You Suspect Your Loved One Is Being Financially Abused
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