Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mentor Man Fighting for Elder Rights -

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By Tracey Read

Tom Fields' father lay dying in a hospital bed in Florida on a morphine drip for cancer.

Fields, a Mentor resident, believes that during his final hours his father was the victim of financial elder abuse by people close to him.

He said his father's wishes about his property were altered as a new will was written.

People took advantage of my father and got him to sign a document," Fields said.

"There was no protection against this. A protocol could have stopped that."

Fields is now an independent advocate fighting to get laws passed to protect families in similar situations.
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1 comment:

  1. Financial elder abuse is becoming a rampant problem. Especially as practiced legally by insurance companies with the cooperation of the government.