When a Minnesota resident has a relative that is incapacitated in some way, they are often good at taking care of them. These vulnerable adults depend on others for almost every need they have. It is important that they are well protected and receive good care. When this is not happening and there may be a situation of physical or financial exploitation, it may be time to talk to an attorney.
Any vulnerable person can become the victim of exploitation. Many of these exploitations involve the person’s finances. A person may have manipulated the victim by having them sign over large amounts of money or property or they may have even stolen items outright from the victim. Vulnerable adults often believe in good faith that the person is to be trusted and they don’t understand the risk. Vulnerable adults then suffer from tremendous financial loss because of a relative, friend, or caregiver. Physical abuse may also occur in order to intimidate the vulnerable adult.
If a family believes their loved one may be the victim of exploitation, our law firm can help. We understand how stressful and emotional this situation can be for a family. We understand the sensitive nature of these situations and understand the needs a family has. We can assess the situation of the vulnerable adult and determine how to act in a timely matter to protect everyone who is involved. Our clients can trust us during this difficult time and know we will do everything we can to help.
The financial or physical exploitation of a vulnerable adult unfortunately happens all too often in Minnesota. We are there to help the victim and their family.