When you grant someone power of attorney rights, you likely make the choice by how much you trust the individual. Unfortunately, there have been instances when that choice hasn't been an ideal one and the chosen individual misuses and/or abuses his or her powers. If you find yourself dealing with an abusive attorney, there are things you can do to try to rectify the situation.
If you discover your attorney is being abusive by way of your finances, property or anything else of value, you may need the assistance of the court to recoup any lost assets. A POA is in effect until you either revoke it, you pass away or if you are no longer able to make decisions that allow you to provide guidance to your attorney - unless of course you have an enduring POA.