Elder Abuse: Protecting Your Client And Your Practice In Complicated Situations
by Gerald Sauer
With an aging population and a growing awareness, reports of elder abuse or neglect and resulting legal responses are increasingly common. Already, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that 2.15 million cases of elder abuse occur annually, one in eight of them involving “financial exploitation.”
When a litigator is brought in to respond to cases of financial exploitation, they often face a complicated minefield of competing interests and uncertainties.