Because nursing home patients are physically vulnerable, incidents of nursing home abuse can lead to legitimate claims of wrongful death, bed soars and neglect. In these tragic circumstances family members are left to consider whether the injury or death of an elderly parent or relative was preventable or not.
At Naftulin and Shick, our experienced nursing home lawyers represent the rights of patients in Pennsylvania nursing home abuse and neglect. Our law firm in Eastern PA also represents families in cases of preventable nursing home deaths. If you have legal questions regarding the death of a loved one in a nursing home, call a law firm with experience in nursing home negligence and wrongful death claims. Contact a lawyer experienced in nursing home neglect.
Nursing home deaths
Wrongful death in nursing homes can involve negligence, abuse and administrative mismanagement. The nursing home industry is regulated by Pennsylvania state law and federal regulation; our knowledgeable elder law attorneys understand that such negligence can have terrible consequences for patients and their families.
There are many quality nursing home facilities across the country; there are also those who have begun to put profits before the care of patients. Real signs of nursing home neglect and abuse may include:
- Elopement - when patients are allowed to wander off the premises without notice. This can lead to death or serious injury if the patient suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
- Infection- caused by pressure sores or bed sores. Can lead to hospitalization and preventable death.
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Urinary tract infections
- Broken bones due to slip and falls
- Heavy or continuous sedation
- Lack of regulated medication
- Wrong medication administered
- Lack of hygiene
When profits come before patients
Nursing home abuse unfortunately is too common in our society. Elder abuse claims can involve a nursing home's continual failure to properly care for residents, or direct violations of state and federal elder law provisions due to a variety of reasons. Our Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers represent the rights of elderly nursing home residents in all of Eastern Pennsylvania. Nursing home abuse cases can involve violations including:
- Staffing violations - hiring and rehiring repeat offenders
- Breach of duty
- Negligence in supervision
At Naftulin & Shick, we offer clients the opportunity to express their feelings and emotions regarding their nursing home abuse claim for their loved one. Our attorneys are caring and compassionate to family member found in this terrible situation with a loved one.
Although several of our Eastern Pennsylvania nursing home abuse and wrongful death lawsuits settle without going to trial, we stand ready to fight for the rights of you're loved on in court if necessary. Our Nursing home negligent attorneys have the experience to fight for the rights of your loved one.
If your loved one has been injured or died due to the negligence of the nursing home, contact a lawyer at Naftulin and Shick today. We employ nearly 40 years of experience when pursuing a satisfactory result to your nursing home or wrongful death case. A free consultation is offered so you can discuss your case with a qualified member of our firm.
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