Protecting the Elderly
If your parent or grandparent has been subject to abuse in a nursing home, preyed upon by a swindler, or unduly influenced by an unscrupulous relative, The Marquart Law Group can step in to seek legal remedies.
Contact us for a free consultation if you suspect nursing home abuse or elder abuse. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, we represent elderly clients and their legal guardians in South Orange County.
Nursing Home Abuse
Our skilled trial lawyers have secured compensation through negotiated settlement or at trial for physical injury, emotional abuse, medical neglect, and other improper care. We have the resources and experience to investigate nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care providers and take them to court. We thoroughly research the nursing home’s past regulatory violations, sanctions against licensed professionals, hiring practices, and criminal history of staff members. In California, general damages against licensed providers may be capped.
Through loneliness or reduced mental capacity, the elderly are especially vulnerable to being swindled. Our attorneys represent clients living alone or in a care facility who were victimized by:
- Theft of valuables or money
- Gauging by home repair contractors
- Fraudulent charities
Often the con artist is a neighbor or family member who gains the older person’s trust and then steals from the victim, or convinces them to provide “loans” of substantial sums of money. In the most egregious cases, the relative convinces the person to alter their will to leave them all or a portion of their estate.
Under California law, if a person is found to have swindled $1,000 or more and they were named as a beneficiary in a will, the court will have that person stricken from the will entirely. The Marquart Law Group seeks to recover any money or property taken from the estate, and pursues court costs, attorney’s fees, and emotional damages where applicable.
Free consultation: (949) 589-0150
If you suspect nursing home or elder abuse, contact us today to discuss your legal recourse. We can arrange daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.
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