Nashville Theft and Fraud Attorneys
Unfortunately, residents in nursing homes are more vulnerable to becoming the victims of theft or fraud. Because of their physical or mental conditions, many residents are not in charge of their finances or valuables, making it, sadly, easy for caregivers to take advantage of them. These acts of theft or fraud can leave residents not only financially at-risk, but also emotionally traumatized.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we see far too many nursing home residents in Nashville victimized by theft and fraud, by those whom they should be able to inherently trust. While nothing can fully erase the damage that these actions have, those who steal or commit fraud against nursing home residents can be held accountable for their actions and the damage they cause.
Instances of Theft and Fraud in Nursing Homes
A nursing home or caretaker might be held liable when theft or fraud is committed. Some of the most common ways in which theft or fraud occurs in nursing homes include:
- Using residents’ funds for personal gain
- Fraudulent misrepresentation of residents
- Forging signatures / documents for residents
- Stealing residents’ belongings / funds
Although many people believe that nursing home residents and their belongings are safe in nursing homes, this is not always the case.
Discuss Nursing Home Theft and Fraud with a Nashville Lawyer
If you or someone you love lives in a nursing home facility and has suffered as a result of theft or fraud, the person responsible for the theft can not only be held criminally accountable, but also civilly. Our attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, believe no one should have to endure the repercussions of such mistreatment on their own and are devoted to helping those who have been taking advantage of in this manner. Call us today at 615-277-2765 to learn more about your legal options and how we can fight for you.