West Palm Beach Nursing Home Theft/Fraud Lawyers
When your parents, grandparents, or other family members reach an age when they can no longer live alone and care for themselves, they may need to move into a nursing home or assisted-living facility. Moving a loved one from their home and into one of these facilities can be a difficult decision, usually made because families believe the nursing home can provide better care for their loved one. When these facilities violate your trust and abuse your loved one, it can be a horrifying and heartbreaking experience.
One common form of nursing home abuse is theft and fraud. An estimated half a million elderly people are victims of financial scams every year in the United States, and a large portion of these individuals are nursing home residents. If you believe your loved one has been a victim of theft or fraud while living in a nursing home, it’s important to know there are legal options available to hold these reckless facilities and employees responsible.
If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of theft or is currently being stolen from while living in a nursing home, the time to act is now. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., our West Palm Beach nursing home abuse lawyers will work tirelessly to get you financial compensation to pay for damages. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 and schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Do I Need an Attorney?
For victims of nursing home theft and their families, it’s a common misconception that they can simply alert the authorities or nursing home management and hold the perpetrators responsible without the aide of an attorney. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. To protect their employees and reputations, nursing homes won’t always cooperate. They may even deny any wrongdoing whatsoever, fighting you and your family every step of the way. An experienced and aggressive nursing home abuse lawyer will have virtually unlimited resources to investigate your case and know the proper steps to take to strengthen your claim and maximize the financial compensation you receive. With a lawyer on your side, you are likely to receive far more compensation than you would trying to handle your case on your own, and with far less stress.
Why Choose Us?
At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., we believe we are the best attorneys for your case because we care deeply about helping you and your family right this terrible wrong and get the justice you deserve. We go to work every day with the goal of serving the West Palm Beach community and promise to treat your case with the care, sensitivity, and attention to detail it deserves. Our team of attorneys has decades of combined legal experience and knowledge and will bring everything we have to your case. We also know that many nursing home abuse victims aren’t sure they can afford an attorney. That’s why we offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if you do. You won’t owe us any upfront fees, and we will only take a small percentage of your settlement after your case has concluded. In the unlikely event that we fail to recover any compensation for you, you will never owe us a dime.
Types of Theft and Fraud Cases
When it comes to instances of theft and fraud in nursing homes, actions can range in severity, but all of them are equally wrong, and the guilty parties need to be held liable. Senior citizens and nursing home residents are often targeted because of the amount of savings they typically have. Statistics report that 70 percent of the wealth in America is owned by adults 50 years of age and older. Some of the most common types of theft and fraud cases we handle include the following:
- Stealing money from residents’ purses, wallets, and rooms
- Targeting residents’ savings and retirement through financial scams
- Stealing medication from residents
- Convincing residents to transfer their power of attorney
- Convincing residents to alter their estate planning documents
While statistics show that family members or financial brokers are some the people who are most commonly guilty of elderly financial abuse, nursing home employees can also work hard to deceive and steal financial assets from your loved one.
Contact Us Today
Discovering that your loved one has become a victim of nursing home theft or fraud can be devastating, leaving you unsure of where to turn and what to do. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this terrible time alone. The West Palm Beach nursing home abuse lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. have handled hundreds of these cases and know how to get victims the financial restitution they need by holding nursing homes and their employees responsible. Take the first step today by calling us at (561) 689-8180 to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced and skilled attorney.