Tom Girardi Diagnosed with Severe Medical Issues Amid Legal Battles
In the midst of his multiple lawsuits, Tom Girardi was hospitalized with delayed Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In February, the retired lawyer, 81, completed a mental examination as part of his brother Robert’s attempts to be appointed Tom’s official conservator.
Dr. Nathan Lavid, a well-renowned psychiatrist in Long Beach, stated in a sworn affidavit that the former husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne is incompetent to join any court hearings.
“Dementia impairs his ability to understand the hearing,” Lavid wrote. “His emotional distress is directly related to his dementia and exacerbated by his confusion.”
Lavid also said Tom’s short-term memory, concentration, and comprehension skills are moderately impaired. Moreover, he reported Tom has “moderate” paranoia.
Girardi’s health problems started in December 2020, when he was admitted to a hospital for severe illness. In January, Robert asserted he was struggling with a short-term loss of memory. In early February, Robert was appointed as Tom’s interim conservator after his entry to the California State Bar was revoked.
Tom is now entangled in a slew of legal problems, notably a divorce from Jayne, who ended the relationship weeks before the former pair were prosecuted by a law firm supporting the victims of Lion Air Flight 610 for possibly stealing funds during their divorce. Girardi then entered a poverty plea in court. The investigation is still active.
In December, Girardi’s longtime business associate, Robert Keese, filed a lawsuit to terminate their joint venture, 1126 Wilshire Partnership. Girardi, according to Keese and other lawyers, failed to pay them the approximate $315,000 they gained from the collaboration, rather pocketing the money “for his own personal gain.”
Girardi is also being sued by Wells Fargo Financial Services for illegally violating deals he made with the bank.
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