Thursday, May 29, 2014

Scranton-Area Woman Abuses Elderly Mother, Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

Often, this blog talks about the prevalence of elder abuse in Pennsylvania.  These discussions are often general, but occasionally a specific incident is highlighted and reported.  Once such report has recently come out in the Scranton area.  According to local news source WTRF.com, a 56-year-old woman from northeast Pennsylvania was charged with elder abuse of her 96-year-old mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.  Reports highlight instances of beating, threatening, swearing, and hair pulling on the part of the daughter.  The abuse was initially brought to the attention of the authorities by a Chicago-area man who had found a live webcam feed of the family's living room.  To read more of the original story, please click here.

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania.  He takes cases for older Pennsylvanians who have been abused or neglected.  For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com.  Attorney Stoehr takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties.

Pennsylvania also has an Elder Abuse Task Force, which holds the mission to examine allegations of individuals who cheat, deceive, and/or abuse older Pennsylvanians.  To report a potential case of elder abuse, please call their reporting hotline at (866) 623-2137.

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