Alzheimer’s Disease and the Risk of Financial Exploitation

Katarina Siegfeld | February 18th, 2015

The recent film “Still Alice,” starring Julianne Moore, is a tragic account of a woman in her 50’s who discovers that she has Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, she has several assets in her corner: a job as a Columbia University professor; a husband (played by Alec Baldwin) who is equally affluent; and a family that eventually puts aside their differences to… Read more »

Man Dies At Hands of New York Nursing Home Employee

Dawn Snyder | January 7th, 2015
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 In mid-December, a 77-year-old man, Frank Mercado, met a violent death at the hands of a nursing home employee at University Nursing Home in New York. The employee who knocked him down, Cherrylee Young, 41, was charged by the Bronx district attorney’s office with criminally negligent homicide, fatal assault, and endangering the welfare of an adult. Mercado, who was vision-impaired… Read more »

Upsetting Video Captures Elder Abuse of Queens Stroke Victim

Ava Lawson | August 25th, 2014
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After disturbing video footage caught a home health aide abusing an elderly Queens stroke victim, the employee was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a vulnerable, incompetent person. He was later released on bail, according to the NY Daily News. The elder abuse victim was 78-year-old Bentsion Murakhovsky, a Russian immigrant who is wheelchair bound and also suffers from… Read more »

New York Lawmakers Propose Elder Abuse Legislation

Laura Woods | May 20th, 2014

Seniors in New York may soon receive additional protections against financial and physical abuse, if lawmakers vote to pass proposed legislation in Albany. Proposed laws would allow banks to refuse transactions make it easier for prosecutors to obtain medical records in situations where elder abuse is suspected. Prosecutors would also have more available tools to go after perpetrators, including changes… Read more »

A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Helps Seniors Find Justice

Staff Writer | January 13th, 2014
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A nursing home abuse lawsuit should be filed when a senior citizen has become the victim of neglect or intentionally abusive behavior.  These types of claims are common in the United States and they provide the opportunity for an elder to hold a nursing home accountable when negligent staff causes an injury. Accountability for assisted living facilities that fail their… Read more »