Abuse and Neglect In The Long Term Care Setting

Date: January 6, 2012
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According to available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 and older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care. Data on elder abuse in domestic settings suggests that only 1 in 14 of these incidents come to the attention of authorities. About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing homes, but nursing home residents account for about 20% of deaths from falls in this age group.


The lawyers at DLP investigate and advocate for the rights of the victims of abuse in the Pennsylvania long term care setting. If you believe that a loved one has been victimized by abuse while in the care of a nursing home contact Sean McDonough or Pat Dougherty at DLP.

Sean McDonough
Upon graduation from law school, he entered the private practice of law with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. Over the years, Sean has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation; he has also represented governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and employment lawsuits. Sean also works on many of DLP's Nursing Home Abuse cases.