Theft and Fraud of Nursing Home Residents
It can be very troubling to find out that the nursing home that you specifically entrusted to provide quality care for your elderly loved one may have preyed on his or her finances through theft and/or fraud. This situation can be hard to believe altogether. However, when this is suspected it is imperative to take legal action as soon as possible.
Examples of Nursing Home Theft or Fraud
Nursing home theft and fraud of residents by the facility’s administration and staff can take many forms, with some of the more common examples involving the following:
- Overtly taking money or property
- Wrongly overcharging residents
- Coercion / undue influence
- Forging documentation
- Scamming residents
These are only a few examples of theft or fraud that take place within a nursing home. While you had every reason to trust that nursing home staff would take the best care possible of your loved one, some of them try to exploit the vulnerabilities of the elderly. At Chris Mayo Law Firm, our Chicago elder law attorneys understand the severity of these situations and are prepared to help you potentially move forward with legal action.
Contact a Financial Exploitation Attorney in Chicago
If your loved one is suspected to be the victim of nursing home theft or fraud, our Chicago legal team at Chris Mayo Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of the elderly in the community, and we can offer our help to you. Call our offices today at (210) 999-9999 to learn more.