Seattle attorneys Kevin Coluccio and Justin Walsh of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio use the Elder Abuse & Neglect Law Blog to provide information and updates on elder abuse and neglect issues.
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A woman in Fresno, CA, Sharon Harrelson, 55, is being investigated by local police for elder financial abuse. Elderly people, such as Michael Wyrick, trusted Ms. Harrelson and thought she was a friend, when depositing money directly into her account. She convinced these senrios that she could help...
Yesterday, the Oregon Senate approved House Bill 4084, which supporters say will beef up the ability of law enforcement to protect vulnerable seniors from financial and physical abuse. The bill is modeled on legislation protecting children from abuse. It's much harder under current...
Earlier this month, a group of Senators renewed their efforts to protect seniors from elder abuse iwth the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act. Democratic Senators, Richard Blumenthal, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Robert Casey introduced this bill, to craft a range of comprehensive...
The Census Bureau reports some sobering statistics: The segment of our population that is 90 years old or older has tripled in the past three decades to 2 million. The number is projected to quadruple by 2050. As the economy continues to limp along and the aging population jumps, an increasing...
As we dive into 2012, politics and policy are at the top of many Americans minds. Indeed, Republicans and Democrats alike are seeking votes from senior citizens. Seniors are more consistent and reliable as voters, and their population is surging. Compared to 2008, they now make up at least 23%...
Frontline revealed a sad story that may stun those who do not know much about the rise of elder abuse in this country. Its investigators focused on a number of cases, one of which was that of aretired U.S. government scientist, Shepter had spent his final years in a Mountain Mesa, CA...
According to an AP report, Alfonso Patrick Moya, Jr. faces abuse and drug charges related to the death of his 72-year old father. Apparently, Mr. Moya was selling his father's pain medication. Mr. Moya was his father, Alfonso Patricio Moya Sr.'s primary caregiver. The day after being admitted to a...
This time of the year, many seniors are particularly vulnerable to elder abuse and scam artists who prey on our senior citizens. Citizens are encouraged to report elder abuse immediately. If you or someone you know has been the victim of elder abuse please call your local police...
A grand jury indicted a former judge and attorney,Robert Andrew Browning, 66, on seven counts of first degree criminal mistreatment. According to Forest Grove police, the charges stem from elder abuse of Mr. Browning's mother-in-law. The Oregon Department of Justice investigated the case and is...
As of Nov. 10th, a new national hotline for seniors and adult children of the elderly is available to deal with one of America's biggest fraud problems: The estimated 1 out of every 5 citizens over the age of 65 who are victimized by a financial swindle/fraud. Of particular concern are...