What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse is the mistreatment of an older person, often by a caregiver. In many cases this includes assisted living or nursing home abuse. Mistreatment may include physical, sexual, or financial abuse, as well as neglect or abandonment.
More than just the perpetrator may be held accountable for an elder abuse case. For example, a business that fails to prevent and report an abuse case can be considered liable in the state of Pennsylvania.
Types of Elder abuse include
- Physical abuse and mistreatment by a caregiver
- Financial abuse or theft by caregivers or other professionals
- Molestation or sexual assault
What An Elder Abuse Lawyer Does
An elder abuse lawyer seeks justice in cases where an elderly person has been mistreated. Elder abuse is common in many professional settings. In some cases an elderly person is unable to identify when abuse occurs or is unable to communicate the problem to the authorities.
An elder abuse lawyer has experience in making this type of argument in a civil case. A lawyer specializing in abuse cases will also know how to identify the liability of a facility or organization that made the abuse possible.
We Fight Passionately For Your Loved Ones
If you suspect that a loved one has become a victim of elder abuse, we can help. The attorneys at Luongo Bellwoar fight passionately for crime victim civil justice and we have had much success over the years as a result.
You can read learn more about Crime Victim Civil Justice and some of our major victories for West Chester and Chester County residents here.
Call LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP or fill out the form on the left. During a consultation, a lawyer will evaluate your case, answer any questions you may have, and recommend the best course of action going forward.