Nursing Home Malpractice & Elder Abuse Lawyers

Many elderly Pennsylvania residents require additional assistance as they grow older. Unfortunately, too many of them fall victim to elder abuse in a nursing home. Our Philadelphia nursing home attorneys can assist your family in cases of nursing home neglect or abuse.

Negligence or reckless actions by workers at nursing homes can result in bedsores, injuries due to falls, dehydration and malnutrition among patients.

When is a Nursing Home Liable for Elder Abuse and Neglect?

If it can be demonstrated that a nursing home or its employees have acted negligently, they may be held liable for any resulting damages. 

The following may be grounds for filing a nursing home abuse claim:

  • Aspiration and choking events
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Elopement (wandering)
  • Falls and lack of fall protection
  • Infections (failure to diagnose and treat)
  • Medical errors
  • Mismanaged diabetes
  • Pressure wounds and bed sores
  • Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
  • Transportation errors
  • Unexplained injury or death

Nursing Home Abuse Warning Signs

Signs of nursing home abuse can sometimes be dismissed (as indicators of old age or dementia). It's important that loved ones recognize the signs of mistreatment. Below are examples of nursing home abuse warning signs.

  • Bedsores
  • Bruises, bleeding, cuts
  • Dehydration and malnutrition 
  • Unexplained diseases or infections
  • Bills left unpaid by the elder
  • Changes in the elder’s will and/or power of attorney

Contact Us

If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact our team of lawyers today by calling 215-367-5151. 

 

 

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