Silicon Valley Elder Abuse Attorney

As American society ages and baby boomers enter retirement, elder abuse has become alarmingly more common. Elder abuse can take a variety of forms, from physical abuse to financial exploitation. Victims of abuse are often vulnerable and forced to rely on others for care and guidance.

What Is Financial Abuse?

Financial exploitation is a surprisingly prevalent form of elder abuse. It is on the rise in nursing homes, senior living facilities and other caretaking situations. This type of abuse can be committed by friends, caregivers or even family members. Other perpetrators include financial advisers, predatory lenders, bankers and others with access to the elder's funds.

Examples of financial exploitation include:

  • Gaining access to the victim's finances and misusing funds
  • Persuading the victim to change his or her will or power of attorney in favor of the abuser
  • Squandering the victim's life savings
  • Stealing the victim's credit cards or engaging in other forms of identity theft

Unscrupulous businesses also sometimes take advantage of vulnerable elders by soliciting funds through mailings or phone calls. Elders are targets of full-fledged scams, including phony charities, fraudulent investment opportunities and fake prize contests.

Whether committed by an individual or business, financial abuse often goes undetected until the damage has already been done.

Pursuing Justice And Relief

Fortunately, the law offers a path to relief and justice for victims of elder abuse. California law creates a special type of claim for elders 65 and older who have been subjected to physical or financial abuse. Victims may be able to recover monetary damages, including actual losses and attorney fees.

If you know or suspect that a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Step-By-Step Legal Guidance

I am Brian J. O'Grady, an elder abuse lawyer serving Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas. As a trial lawyer with more than three decades of experience, I understand how to successfully pursue elder abuse claims. I have handled thousands of cases in personal injury and other areas of law over the course of my career. When you turn to me for help, you can expect honest, straightforward advice and step-by-step guidance from the outset.

Free Consultation · Contact A Mountain View Elder Financial Abuse Lawyer Serving Entire Bay Area

To learn more about how I can help, call 650-318-6131 to schedule a free initial consultation. From my office in Mountain View, California, I serve clients throughout the Bay Area.