Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home residents are often dependent on the nursing home staff for their most basic needs. That makes them more vulnerable to abuse and neglect—and less willing to discuss their situation with others.
However, relatives or other visitors may notice signs that lead them to suspect that a nursing home resident is being abused or neglected. If someone you love lives in a nursing home and appears malnourished or dirty, has bed sores or unexplained bruises or broken bones, appears fearful of some staff members, or displays a sudden and unexplained personality change, you should try to find out whether he or she is being abused or neglected by the nursing home that should be that person’s shelter.
If you believe that a nursing home resident is being abused or neglected (either physically, verbally, or financially) by nursing home staff, you should discuss the situation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Residents who are harmed may pursue financial compensation for their pain and suffering, for any resulting medical bills, and any other economic losses related to their injury. They may also demand changes in the nursing home’s policies, which would protect them as well as others from a repetition of the harmful conduct.
Nursing homes must comply with a variety of federal and state regulations, as well as industry standards. They are expected to provide a clean and safe environment for their residents. If a nursing home does not comply with the standards and regulations, and someone you love is being harmed either by a particular staff member or by the general conditions of the nursing home, you may be able to get redress. You should consult with an experienced Pennsylvania attorney who understands the standards and regulations that apply in this field, as well as the outcomes reached in prior similar cases.
Based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the attorneys at Needle Law Firm have decades of cumulative experience representing clients injured through other people’s negligence or intentional acts. Our skills and commitment have led to numerous successful outcomes for our clients. While the vast majority of our cases are resolved through settlements, we are not afraid to go to court when needed.
We do not charge a fee unless you win. For a free consultation regarding a possible nursing home abuse or negligence claim, please call us at (570) 344-1266, or fill out and submit our online “Contact Us” form.