Financial Abuse in Charleston Nursing Homes

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We place our loved ones into nursing homes because we believe they will be in good hands, due to the standard of care that staff members are expected to abide by. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the elderly to become victims of financial abuse in their nursing homes. At Preston & Salango, PLLC, we are committed to protecting the rights and well-being of individuals who have been abused financially in their nursing home.

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Signs of Financial Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, there are a number of ways that an individual could be the victim of abuse or neglect while in a nursing home. With more than 40 years of combined experience in the field, our Charleston nursing home abuse lawyers are prepared to take on even the most complex cases of nursing home abuse. One of the most common forms of nursing home abuse is financial abuse.

There are a variety of ways financial abuse may occur in the nursing home, including:

  • Stealing a resident's personal property
  • Stealing information from the resident in order to withdrawal money from their bank account
  • Forcing a resident to modify a will, deed, or trust in order to grant themselves some of the resident's assets
  • Forging a resident's signature
  • Charging a resident false fees
  • Deceiving a resident into signing a financial document

Nursing home abuse cases can be complex, because it may be difficult to prove that the care facility was in fact abusive or negligent towards a resident. Our very own Attorney Salango has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers association, demonstrating that we are not afraid to go to trial or fight a corporation on behalf of our clients.

While it is not as easy to detect financial abuse in comparison to physical abuse, there are still a number of signs that you can look for. If you are unsure whether or not your loved one is being financially abused in their nursing home, it may be useful for you to look for any of the following signs:

  • Changes made to wills, deeds, or trusts
  • Frequent and/ or recent withdrawals from bank accounts
  • New loans or mortgage contracts
  • Stolen personal property
  • Signs of contracts without notifying the resident's family

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If you have reason to believe that your loved one has been financially abused in their nursing home, it is essential that you contact our firm right away. The sooner you retain our services, the sooner we can begin to build strong case on you and your loved one's behalf.

We are confident in the representation we provide, and have even gained life time membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ®. These associations are prestigious trial lawyer organizations reserved for less than 1% of attorneys in the nation.

Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that clients do not pay us a cent unless we are able to help them win their case. Rest-assured that if you work with us, you will be provided with only the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct. For more information about the services our Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys provide, or to schedule your free consultation, do not hesitate to contact us!

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