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Posted on April 19, 2012 by

Former Prosecutor Continues to Fight Elder Abuse

Marie-Therese Connolly worked for years with the federal government investigating and prosecuting nursing homes for mistreatment of the elderly. Connolly left her post as head of the Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative but she never stopped working to help the elderly.

In 2007 she founded the nonprofit group Lifelong Justice to help detect and rectify elder abuse.   Now the former prosecutor, who started working in the field in 1999, is prepared to release a book about those who help the elderly after they have been victims of abuse.

Connolly says a major drawback to the effort of curbing elder abuse is there is not much research being done on the subject. She also cites the fact that abuse takes many forms and can be hard to detect. She would like to see social workers and others trained to identify the difference between common bruises and injuries inflicted by others.

If you are living in the St. Louis Area and have a loved one in a nursing home and suspect abuse you should contact the attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman.  If a family member has been injured in a nursing home you need to schedule an appointment with our expert St. Louis personal attorneys to get justice for your elderly loved one.