For many elderly people, especially those with serious medical conditions, nursing homes are the right option. Offering 24/7 medical care and residential accommodations, there are currently 16,100 nursing homes in America. Nursing homes are designed to supervise elderly people who have difficulty performing the essential activities of daily life.
What Are Nursing Homes?
Nursing homes are private institutions and a recent study revealed that 80% of nursing facilities for the elderly are for-profit businesses. As businesses, most nursing homes have their eyes on the bottom line. Hoping to cut costs, many nursing homes limit their staffs, creating potentially unsafe environments for residents and their families.
Common Problems In Nursing Homes That May Be Grounds For Legal Action
When we bring our elderly loved ones to a nursing home, we place an astounding amount of trust in its staff and facilities. Unfortunately, this trust can be violated in a case of nursing home abuse or neglect. In our numerous years of legal service, PA Nursing Home Lawyers has always been dedicated to providing effective, aggressive representation for the victims of a nursing home’s negligence. Among our many cases, we’ve handled the following tragic circumstances:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration & malnutrition
- Infections & sepsis
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death
- Sexual & physical abuse
- Poor hygiene
- Slip, trip, & fall accidents
- Unexplained cuts & bruises
- Wandering & elopement
Being informed is one of the best defenses against nursing home abuse and neglect. To learn more about the signs of elder abuse, visit our FAQ page.
Contact A Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered the consequences of a nursing home’s negligent conduct, don’t hesitate to act. You deserve justice, peace of mind, and compensation for your pain and suffering. For a free consultation, call PA Nursing Home Lawyers at (215) 563-2499 or complete our contact form.