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Elder Abuse and Guardianships

Cary Elder Abuse Lawyer

North Carolina Guardianship and Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

There are many steps that consumers can take to protect themselves from fraud, and there are many laws in place to protect consumers from fraud before it occurs. Unfortunately, some elderly consumers are unable to fully identify and prevent elder abuse and fraud. For elder victims of fraud, lawsuits often offer the best way to recover the money they lost.

If you are the victim of elder abuse or you suspect fraud, abuse or negligence against an elderly person has occurred, contact Cary elder abuse attorney Kimberly Richards at The Richards Law Firm PC.

No Matter What You Have Suffered, We're on Your Side

Our law firm has handled countless elder law cases and recovered significant lost and compensatory sums for our clients. We can help you if you or your elderly family member:

  • Has been intentionally abused in a nursing home
  • Is the victim of financial elder abuse/has been swindled
  • Has been neglected, left unmonitored or allowed to leave the premises of a long-term care facility without permission
  • Is the victim of malnutrition, dehydration, bed sores or broken bones caused by negligence or abuse

Abuse by Guardians

When you set up a guardianship or conservatorship for your elderly family member, you chose a guardian you thought you could trust. Now, you suspect that the guardian has abused their duties, spending money inappropriately or fraudulently. Our Cary elder abuse attorney represents elderly clients and their family members in guardianship disputes involving financial abuse, emotional abuse and fraud.

Nursing Home Abuse

The rights of the elderly are often at risk in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, where negligence and elder abuse can occur. Many family members of nursing home residents are unaware of the possibility of injury and even death that can exist when oversight fails and the care that families deserve to expect lapses.

Nursing home negligence can include a failure to administer medicine, a failure to follow a physician's orders, a failure to monitor patients' whereabouts and a failure to provide basic and life-sustaining care. Nursing home abuse can include physical and sexual abuse, confinement, and emotional or verbal abuse.

Stop the Abuse. Contact Us Today.

If you have questions regarding elder abuse or nursing home abuse and neglect, contact us. We offer consultations, are available weekdays, evenings and weekends, and accept credit cards. To contact our North Carolina office, call 866.775.3436 or 919.535.3623.