BTG Sues Granny Nannies for Caregiver’s Theft of $140,000 from 92-Year-Old Woman
The Business Trial Group has filed a lawsuit in Florida against an in-home elder care agency Granny Nannies for giving a caregiver with a relevant criminal history access to its 92-year-old customer’s home. The caregiver, Curtel Hayes, allegedly stole nearly $140,000 from a 92-year-old client, and has since been arrested for grand theft and elder exploitation.
Business Trial Group attorney Aaron Garnett brought claims on behalf of the 92-year-old victim against Granny Nannies for negligence and elder exploitation. The Complaint filed by Garnett alleges that Granny Nannies breached its duty to ensure a safe environment when it overlooked a troubling background and placed a caregiver with a criminal history involving aggravated assault and child neglect in a 92-year-old woman’s home.
On its website, Granny Nannies represents and advertises that all caregivers are “thoroughly screened through stringent checks of their credentials, criminal background, work references, and physical condition.” Despite making this guarantee to its clients, Granny Nannies negligently placed a caregiver who had a relevant criminal history in its client’s home without performing the promised stringent check or notifying the client about the criminal history, according to the Complaint. “If Granny Nannies had performed an appropriate investigation, it would have revealed Hayes should not have been acting as caregiver,” the Complaint states.
“Granny Nannies violated our client’s family trust and must be held accountable,” Garnett told The Daily Business Review. “We want to deter this type of conduct in the future to make sure it doesn’t happen again to another family.”
JUSTICE FOR EXPLOITED ELDERS
When any company holds itself out as providing quality, trustworthy, and reliable caregiving services for the elderly, they have an obligation and responsibility to make sure that they don’t put someone into their home that is going to steal from them. We have alleged that Granny Nannies breached this obligation and responsibility. The Business Trial Group will expend whatever resources are necessary to deter this type of conduct to make sure that your family is not next.
The case is just one example of a growing problem nationwide: elder abuse and financial exploitation. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse, which includes financial exploitation. The NCOA estimates that elder financial abuse and fraud costs older Americans from $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion annually.
If you or a loved one were the victim of financial exploitation, the attorneys with Morgan & Morgan’s Business Trial Group are uniquely positioned to fight for your justice. The Business Trial Group handles cases on a contingency-fee basis – which means you pay for results, not billable hours. Our goal is to not only be the best business litigation attorneys in Florida, but to make the highest quality representation affordable.
Our attorneys have a track record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, and are always prepared with the necessary resources to take your case as far as it needs to go. To discuss your claim with an attorney at no charge and with no obligation, contact us today or click here to submit information about your claim.