Weinstein & Randisi
Phone:585-310-1578
Toll free:800-768-1780

Resize the Content Text

Ex-manager for Stan Lee charged with elder abuse and more

You may remember when comic creator Stan Lee began creating some of our most beloved pop culture figures in the 1960s. Lee’s popularity only grew through the years as his creations expanded to television, movies and more. In late 2018, Lee passed away at the age of 95.

In his later years, Lee was under the care of his then manager. Recently, s former manager for false imprisonment, grand theft, and elder abuse for knowingly inflicting mental harm on Lee. Prosecutors allege that the former manager stole $250,000 and fraudulently held Lee captive. Should a jury find the ex-manager guilty on all counts, he could face 10 years in prison.

A global problem

Sadly, you don’t need to be a celebrity for you or a loved one to become a victim of elder abuse. In fact, the World Health Organization says that 1-in-6 people worldwide over 60 years old experienced some form of elder abuse between 2017 and 2018.

Forms of elder abuse include psychological abuse, physical abuse, and financial abuse. These acts of abuse are often perpetrating by someone close to the elder, such as another family member or a staff member in a residential facility.

Preventing elder abuse

You can make sure that your loved one is well-protected from elder abuse as possible. A few strategies for preventing elder abuse include:

  • Be picky with caregivers. You’ll want to pay attention to how a potential caregiver treats your parent or grandparent, as well take the time to interact with them to pick up on any potential red flags. Any change in behavior from your loved one after hiring a caregiver could be a sign of elder abuse
  • Keep your loved one involved with their finances. If your parent or grandparent is no longer mentally competent enough to manage their own finances, this could be difficult. Yet, it’s important for your loved one to know what’s going on with their money in case cash, credit cards, or check books go missing.
  • Listen to your parent or grandparent’s concerns. A sure sign that someone is mistreating your loved one is them telling you that someone is somehow harming them. It could be easy to dismiss this, but you should take any allegations of abuse against another person seriously.

It is our duty to care for our parents and grandparents as they did for us when they no longer can. Sometimes, we must turn to outside help when we are no longer qualified to provide that care but that means that we must ensure they’re not mistreated by those trusted with their care.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • I wanted to write to say how pleased my wife and I were at your professional handling of our estate planning and preparation of new wills. We were put at ease by your visit to our home for an interview and were pleased that you listened to us and captured the things that we felt were important.

    --Robert and Christine Simonson, Fairport
  • In order to finalize the documents we came to your office and were greeted in a very professional manner and we could not have asked for finer service. We left with copies of everything we needed and feel very confident our needs have been met. Thanks again. We will surely recommend you should the opportunity arise.

    — Christine and Robert Simonson, Fairport
  • I have been working with Weinstein & Randisi for about two years now. Elizabeth Randisi, through a very thorough process, has helped my wife and me determine what is really important in our lives. Thus, we were able to draft a living will that reflected our most important values regarding our estate.

    --David and Ajia Cherry, Fairport
  • I would like to give a testimony for Elizabeth Randisi, an estate attorney with Weinstein & Randisi. Her knowledge of wills and estate planning was clearly demonstrated in her presentation to us. Realizing our need for a will, my husband and I went to see Elizabeth.

    --Kathy and Gary Gray, Webster
  • Filing for Medicaid is never an easy or fun process. However, working with the Weinstein & Randisi firm made the process simple and streamlined. We were able to obtain all files and records regarding Medicaid enrollment within a few days using specially prepared checklists and verbiage recommended by our assigned paralegal.

    --Ajia and David Cherry, Fairport
Awarded Top 50 Estate Planning Blog
Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Blog Feed

Blog

Weinstein & Randisi - estate planning

290 Linden Oaks, Ste. 200
Rochester, NY 14625

Toll Free: 800-768-1780
Phone: 585-310-1578
Rochester Law Office Map

Map

Call us now for a free, 100% confidential consultation: