Martinson & Beason, PC attorneys Doug Martinson and Will Pylant recently secured a $249,395.51 judgment in an instance of elder exploitation. In the case, an elderly wartime veteran with dementia was exploited by a woman over forty-years his junior. The case has been referred to law enforcement for prosecution.
Unfortunately, elder abuse happens far more often than we like to think. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, one in ten elderly Americans have experienced abuse. Abuse can take many different forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, financial abuse, and deprivation of resources.