Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Legal Help for Nursing Home Victims Suffering Bed Sores, Broken Bones, and More
Our population is aging. More than 1.5 million Americans are residents in nursing homes – they are mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, sisters, and brothers. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are usually very expensive, and we trust that they will keep our loved ones safe and give them the best quality of life possible.
Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Although some nursing homes provide good care, others treat their residents poorly and even abuse them. Thousands of residents have suffered serious injuries and even died because of nursing home abuse.
If you, or someone you love, are a nursing home resident, you need to be prepared to stop abuse before it occurs. Types of nursing home abuse can include any of the following:
If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is important to act quickly. Contact Edgar Snyder & Associates right away for a free legal consultation.
Is My Loved One a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse?
One of the problems with nursing homes is that they are commonly understaffed, and the employees are poorly trained. As you can imagine, this becomes a major issue for residents, because they depend on the staff for the basic essentials of life, like food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, interaction, and mobility. When a nursing home fails to provide treatment, care, goods, or services necessary to maintain a resident's health to the best of its ability, the facility may be negligent. Examples of nursing home negligence include:
- Failing to provide food or water or failing to prevent malnutrition or dehydration
- Failing to assist in personal hygiene
- Failing to provide safe, clean, and decent living conditions
- Failing to provide adequate treatment and services for incontinent residents (when they can't control going to the bathroom)
- Failing to provide appropriate supervision and assistive devices to prevent accidents
- Failing to provide adequate medical care and acquire and dispense proper medications, as well as failing to ensure that residents are victims of serious medication errors
- Failing to prevent a resident from developing pressure sores; or, if a resident already has pressure sores, failing to provide proper treatment to promote healing
Our attorneys have seen many cases of nursing home abuse, and we know these victims are some of the most important people in their family members' lives. We've seen and witnessed the pain and suffering that nursing home residents experience when they are abused, which is why we've been helping victims for over 35 years.
Proving a nursing home's negligence can be tricky, and building a solid case of nursing home abuse takes experience and resources. Rely on Edgar Snyder & Associates to be on your side, protecting the legal rights of nursing home abuse victims and fighting to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Where Can I Find More Information on Nursing Home Abuse?
Use these resources to learn more about the nursing home care system and prevent nursing home abuse:
- Choosing the Right Nursing Home
- Frequently Asked Nursing Home Questions
- Phone Numbers, Websites, and Other Resources
- Rights of Nursing Home Residents