The elderly represent one of the most vulnerable demographics in the world. Unfortunately, people are well aware of this, and too often try to take advantage of the elderly in many different contexts. There are often stories about those who convince older people to write them checks for various reasons, capitalizing on perceived confusion and loneliness. More sinister examples of elder abuse occur in nursing homes, where elder neglect and abuse by nursing home staff or by other residents occurs often. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert nursing home abuse lawyer at 617-787-3700.
In a particularly reprehensible incident out of Massachusetts, Jane Hall, who lives in Hanson, MA, was reportedly found to have embezzled over $80,000 from her own mother, a resident of Taunton. A Taunton District Court has ordered the woman to pay $50,000 in damages.
The ruling came after Judge Michael Brennan imposed the “un-agreed” plea bargain sentence, in which both the defense and the prosecution suggest a sentence, and the judge determines which is more appropriate. Jane Hall was given a 3 year continuation without a finding of guilt, although the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requested a guilty finding along with the $50,000 payments in restitution.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, act now and contact one of our expert elder abuse attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Act now and contact one of our Massachusetts injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!