Those that need special care are more vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Sadly, caretakers, family members, and those whom the person relies on are frequently the culprit. Elder abuse is generally defined as the sustained physical or psychological assault of an older person. This type of abuse can include not only actively injuring a person, but also the failure to act which permits an older person to be injured. Additionally, those in a vulnerable position are often taken advantage of financially because they may be unable to maintain their own financial accounts.
If you suspect that a loved one has been financially exploited, or has been verbally, mentally or physically hurt by a caretaker or family member, contact Cipriani Law Offices today. Our attorneys will fight to protect your loved one's rights and dignity.