As elder abuse lawyers, we always find it disheartening when adult children abuse or neglect their elderly parents. Siblings Kevin Roberson, 42, Alan Roberson, 54, and Connie Roberson, 51 are being charged with criminal abuse of an elderly person, which is a felony with a possible sentence of ten years in prison. The three siblings are currently in jail with each of their bail set at $250,000. In addition, each of them is forbidden from having any contact with their mother, Martha Robinson.
The three siblings were in charge of caring for their 77 year old mother from June 18, 2011 to October 2, 2011. During this time, they failed to make sure that their mother was properly fed, bathed, or taken care of medically. In general, she became the victim of severe and egregious neglect.
Severe Case of Abuse Worst Senior Services Employee Has Ever Seen
Barbara Kolaski, Senior Services Elder Abuse Supervisor who has worked with seniors for 40 years, said that this is the worst case of neglect that she has ever seen. The abuse was uncovered when Martha was brought to the hospital on Sunday, October 2. There, they found three shocking pressure wounds. There was a three-inch deep sore on the elderly woman’s tailbone that was black, red and purple. Her right leg was black from gangrene and later had to be amputated.
It is horrifying to think that Martha Robinson endured this pain and suffering at the hands of her own, grown children. Unfortunately, facilities that are paid to care for your loved ones can be guilty of the exact same thing; egregious neglect that leads to devastating consequences.
Elder Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one is currently under the care of an individual or they are a resident of a nursing home or care facility and you are worried that the care they are receiving is negligent, abusive, or inadequate you should speak with our professionals. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.