Elder Care Abuse

Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

In Minnesota, the criminal charge that arises from abuse of an elderly person is frequently called Exploitation Of A Vulnerable Adult, which can include allegations of financial exploitation, physical abuse and/or taking, using or managing the property of an elderly person for the benefit of someone else. This is a very serious crime and subjects those charged with it not only to serious penalties but also to significant public scrutiny and ridicule. These charges are frequently unfounded, having been initiated by disgruntled family members or others who feel that a loved one has been exploited when in fact they have not. At The Law Office of John J. Leunig we have significant experience in this area.

Shielding You From Devastating Criminal Penalties

The care and attention of elderly individuals can be highly scrutinized by numerous groups of people. From hypersensitive loved ones to regulatory committees, unfounded accusations can quickly lead to criminal charges. If you were accused of a serious crime such as elder abuse, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm.At The Law Office of John J. Leunig, we have extensive experience guiding Minnesota and Wisconsin clients through the criminal justice system. With decades of experience and legal training, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your charge and develop a strong, effective defense uniquely tailored to your situation.

With more than 25 years of legal experience, our founding attorney, John J. Leunig, is a certified Criminal Law Specialist and has been recognized by Super Lawyers and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.

What Is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is a serious accusation that will likely be thoroughly investigated by law enforcement. Additionally, many health care facilities will perform an internal review. No matter the severity of the charge or your criminal history, it is crucial that you have a skilled defender on your side prepared to fight to protect your freedom.

  • Physical abuse: Countless situations might result in injury or illness. A charge might center on numerous factors such as transportation injuries, bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, medication errors, improper use of restraints or falls.
  • Financial abuse: Whether through charges of fraud, forgery or coercion, an elderly person’s finances can be said to be at risk. These charges might center on changes made to a will, credit card transactions, online purchases or money missing from a checking account.

Additionally, charges might center on emotional abuse or sexual abuse.

Discuss Your Case

When experience matters, you need a skilled elder care abuse lawyer on your side. To schedule a free consultation, please call our Minneapolis area office 24/7/365 at 952-540-6800. You can complete the online contact form if you prefer.

For a free consultation, please call our Minneapolis-area office at 952-540-6800.
You can complete the online contact form if you prefer.

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