Florida Exploitation of the Elderly
Florida’s elderly residents receive specific protections under Florida law. Business accused or exploitation need to understand what they are facing and how best to proceed. At Brick Business Law, P.A. our team offers experienced guidance in these matters.
What Is At Stake When Allegations Arise
While there are criminal penalties for exploitation of the elderly, businesses who serve elderly consumers may also be sued for civil damages under claims that they exploited an elderly consumer or fiduciary.
For instance, Fla. Stat. 415.1111 establishes the right to a civil action for exploitation of the elderly. In certain situations, it permits an elderly plaintiff to recover their attorney’s fees and costs (in addition to damages) for another party taking advantage of them where a fiduciary relationship is owed to them.
This statute may be used in a business context to seek relief for elderly plaintiffs litigating against businesses in Florida. We can ensure that your interests are protected in these and other Florida business litigation and dispute matters.
Get In Touch With Us To Learn More
If your business has been accused of exploiting an elderly or vulnerable adult, contact us at Brick Business Law, P.A. for a free initial consultation. We will help to ensure you understand the scope of the issue, your obligations and your options. Call 813-280-0266 / 727-291-7725 or send us a brief introductory email and we will get in touch with you. Our two offices serve clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.