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Elder Abuse Attorney

Winning Elderly Abuse Lawyer Based in Philadelphia

As our loved ones get older, we sometimes have to put them into the care of professionals or loved ones who can ensure their needs are met. When those professionals place our loved ones in unsafe conditions, assault them, financially abuse them or cause harm in any way, you need attorneys who can hold the guilty parties responsible. At Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway, we ensure that the people guilty of elder abuse are made to pay.


What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is the mistreatment of elderly people at the hands of a caregiver, whether they are an employee of a nursing home, independent professional, or even family member. Elder abuse can come in many different forms, from sexual assault and physical abuse to neglect, exploitation, and financial abuse, so it’s important to know the signs of elder abuse:

  • Bruises, strange marks, pressure sores, cuts, burns or abrasions
  • Emotional and physical withdrawal from loved ones
  • Arguments with caregivers
  • Change in financial situation
  • Outbursts of anger or sadness
  • Poor nutrition
  • Complaints of pain, bruising or soreness around the genitals
  • Death

If you suspect or know your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, reach out to our attorneys. We can help you navigate your case, obtain the settlement you deserve and, most importantly, ensure that person can never harm another elderly individual again.


Are Nursing Homes Responsible for Elder Abuse?

Nursing homes are required to uphold a state-mandated level of care for their elderly residents. When they fail to do this, they are responsible for their negligence and any damages that result from it. This includes:

  • Inadequate Hiring & Staffing Practices: All eldercare facilities are required to staff according to state-regulated staff-to-resident ratios. They also must run the appropriate background and hiring checks. Failure to follow these hiring and staffing practices leaves them liable for any resulting injuries. 
  • Improper or Inadequate Training: To work with elderly residents, staff must undergo training. This ensures they can handle any situation a resident finds themself in. Without this training, all residents are at risk and the facility is liable.
  • Medication Errors: If a staff member administers the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong medication, they are accountable for this error, and it’s possible the nursing home or care facility may be as well—especially if the error is due to improper training.
  • Third-Party Damages: Eldercare facilities are responsible for any organization that enters the facility. This includes landscapers, sanitation workers and more. If damages are caused by a third party, the home may be responsible. 


Hire Us to Win Your Elder Abuse Lawsuit Settlement

If you believe that your elderly loved one was the victim of elder abuse, contact the attorneys at Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway. Our team of compassionate, diligent lawyers will work to not only get your family the settlement you deserve but stop any other elderly individuals from being hurt at the hands of negligent professionals, care facilities, or family members.