Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawyer Philadelphia
Nursing Home Negligence is becoming more and more common as the background population becomes older and older. Unlike in some other societies, where the elderly are cared for in the home, in the United States, many elderly people are relegated to Nursing Homes. Unfortunately, your parent or loved one is left in the hands of strangers who may or may not care much for his or her well being. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we empathize with what you may be going through if you find that your loved one has been neglected.
No one ever expects a family member to be the victim of abuse or negligence in a nursing home. Due to the vulnerability of a nursing home resident, family and friends rely on the facility’s professionals to ensure that their loved one receives the utmost care that and dignity that they are entitled to. Unfortunately, nursing homes, convalescent homes, rest homes, or elder care facilities do not always abide by this entitlement. There are countless of accidents, intentional acts, and negligence that may leave a nursing care facility on the legal hook; either based on the carelessness of an employee or based on an ongoing practice at the facility.
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Many people who discover that their loved one has been neglected learn about the abuse when they visit the nursing facility. Unlike many other places, Nursing Home employees are very good at covering up what would otherwise be viewed as outright neglect. When prospective clients come to our office, they often tell stories about their loved one being mentally beaten, physically neglected, and, in many cases, physically harmed.
Here are some of the ways that family members learn of the abuse:
- The home is fined upon inspection by the state agency involved;
- The home is required to place immediate family members on notice if the matter involves their loved one.
- There is a whistleblower identified and who has come forward.
Other ways families learn about neglect is by seeing the loved one with health problems, including:
- Bed Sores
- Mental decline
If you or a loved one suspects that a family member or other loved one is being or has been abused or neglected by a Nursing Home, please contact us immediately. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our staff and attorneys have training in regards to what to request and look for. In addition, we employ some of the top experts in this area who can review your family members’ chart, and determine what is happening when you are not there!
Many times, our experts uncover notations about:
- Medical Mistakes made to your loved one.
- Issues with your loved one wandering off.
- Financial exploitation and fraud.
- Sexual abuse
- Injuries which are poorly documented, such as head injuries, broken bones, or fractures.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we deliver the answers you may not want, but do need, to know about the care of your loved one. If you or a loved one has a question about a family member or other loved one in a Nursing Home, please call or email us to consult with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. The consultation is always free, and our no recovery, no fee guarantee is always in place.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.