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How Can You Help Your Loved One Avoid Elder Fraud?

Published on Jun 17, 2022 at 1:02 pm in Senior Citizens.

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If you think about it, you’ll remember periodically hearing public service announcements (PSAs) warning senior citizens and their loved ones about their risk of becoming defrauded. This isn’t an isolated threat that older individuals face but instead a persistent concern vulnerable populations must be cognizant of.   

Below, we’ll discuss all you need to know about elder fraud, including what it entails and why seniors are most apt to be defrauded. We’ll also tackle how you can best protect your loved one from it happening to them and the course of action available to you if someone violates the trust of someone close to you. 

Standing Up For Seniors: How the Civil Justice System Protects Elderly Americans

Published on Feb 14, 2011 at 5:00 am in Senior Citizens.

From the American Association for Justice:

There are many laws and regulations aimed at protecting seniors, yet government agencies, non-profit watchdogs and media organizations consistently report that serious problems exist in our nation’s nursing homes. The same is true of insurance companies that mislead and defraud vulnerable seniors. Insurance industry regulators protest that they can do nothing. Even when they do raise their hands, they more often than not strike deals to keep fines to a minimum and settlements secret.

With the regulatory and legislative bodies unable to cope with a groundswell of neglect and abuse, the civil justice system has stepped into the breach. Attorneys who represent our nation’s seniors, and their families, play a critical role in uncovering abuse and neglect, and are the most effective force to compel corporate nursing homes to fix their conduct.

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