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Lawyer Tackles Elder Abuse in Financial Services Industry

Lawyer Tackles Elder Abuse in Financial Services Industry June 30, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Beverly Hills, CA A 2015 report produced by True Link Financial estimates that the amount lost by senior citizens through financial elder abuse in the US is at a staggering $36.48 billion annually. That number surges well past a previous MetLife Institute report in 2011 that estimated the amount to be $2.9 billion.
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Courts Continue to Quash Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

Courts Continue to Quash Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements October 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Reading, PA When one thinks of nursing home abuse, it would be expected to assume images of mistreatment of the resident through either elder care neglect, or antagonistic and grounds of physical abuse.
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Elder Financial Abuse: Whom Do You Trust?

Elder Financial Abuse: Whom Do You Trust? December 11, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Orange, CA Retired attorney Peter T. Hoss, who advocates for seniors and contributes a column to the Monterey County Herald (12/9/13), writes that trust is an important component of aging. As seniors become less capable in their financial affairs or lose a spouse who handled the family finances, putting one’s trust in an individual while not falling victim to elder abuse financial exploitation is not an easy task.
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Follow the Money Says Elder Fraud Attorney

Follow the Money Says Elder Fraud Attorney December 1, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Walnut Creek, CA Defrauding elderly Americans of their life savings is a multibillion-dollar problem in the United States. Attorney Craig Niven’s law practice partly focuses on trying to recover assets for seniors who have fallen prey to the perpetrators of all kinds of cruel construction and real estate swindles.
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Charges Filed in California Financial Elder Abuse Case

Charges Filed in California Financial Elder Abuse Case November 29, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA With the rate of financial elder abuse reportedly on the rise, states such as California are attempting to prevent elderly financial abuse. To that end, charges have reportedly been laid against a man who allegedly committed elder exploitation by stealing from his aunt.
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Outrage Over Financial Exploitation of Elderly Drives California Lawyer

Outrage Over Financial Exploitation of Elderly Drives California Lawyer November 23, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Beverly Hills, CA After 45 years practicing law, Phil Brown could go golfing and forget about coming to the office every day. Instead, he says he can’t wait to get to work every morning. His focus for almost a decade now has been financial elder abuse.
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Financial Elder Abuse Not What the Doctor Ordered

Financial Elder Abuse Not What the Doctor Ordered November 15, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Scotts Valley, CA The challenges surrounding Financial Elder Abuse are magnified by an increasingly aging population, together with heightened dependence on others for care and a reduced cognitive capacity. The latter provides a conduit for unsavory activity by family members and caregivers who see an opening and take advantage of an elderly individual.
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YMCA Fights for Its License following Allegations of Care Center Abuse

YMCA Fights for Its License following Allegations of Care Center Abuse November 1, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
York, PA Descriptions of abuse at seniors care facilities continue to percolate through the media. Little wonder, given an aging US population that is about to become an even greater issue as baby boomers move through their retirement years, together with profiteers vying to capitalize on the provision of services to seniors at the lowest possible cost. To that end, abuse often stems from neglect, cost cutting and understaffing. However, nursing home abuse is not the only kind of care center abuse.
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How Psychologists Can Help Prosecute Elder Fraud

How Psychologists Can Help Prosecute Elder Fraud October 31, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Colorado Springs, CO Aware of the growing incidence of elder fraud in the US, psychologists at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs are offering up a type of expert testimony that could aid in the prosecution of perpetrators.
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How Financial Elder Abuse Works

How Financial Elder Abuse Works October 29, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Renton, WA Leonard Swenson was a lonely Washington state widower with a house, a truck, $90,000 in savings and a regular income. A trusting man with a limited education, Swenson became a target of devastating emotional and financial abuse.
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