Long-term care facilities are and will continue to be a booming business in America. As aging "Baby Boomers" follow "the Greatest Generation" and the "Silent Generation" through the inevitable phases involved in growing older, demand only continues to grow. Assisted living facilities as well as nursing homes provide much-needed services for older people who cannot — or have decided not to — continue to live on their own.
When you and your family helped your older mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, or other elder or disabled relative select and enter a nursing home, you no doubt made every effort to screen the facility for quality. You entrusted your loved one's health and well-being to the goodwill and competency of a system that should have protected him or her through proper procedures and well-established checks and balances.
In spite of the good faith with which you chose a care facility for your loved one, now you suspect — or realize — that something went wrong. When loved ones have suffered injuries in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers or assisted living facilities, it is wise to consult with a nursing home abuse attorney.
You may be more concerned about preventing future harm to other residents than you are about seeking financial compensation. However, you and your family may face real financial costs such as medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and more. It is reasonable to explore legal avenues to recovering compensation for financial losses as well as recognition of pain and suffering in the human realm when a nursing home resident has suffered injuries such as:
- Bedsores and/or resulting infections such as sepsis
- Delayed treatment of bedsores
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Fall injuries
- Injuries resulting from wandering off/elopement
- Unexplained bruises that may indicate physical abuse or sexual abuse has taken place
Understaffed nursing homes breed hazards that affect vulnerable residents. Negligence typically belongs with management as well as with individual caregivers who did not follow established standards of care. If you or your loved one was injured in or near Philadelphia, nursing home abuse lawyers at The Colleran Firm can evaluate your case and make recommendations. With 40 years of experience in medical malpractice and personal injury law, our attorneys are well-prepared to give your case the thoughtful analysis that it deserves.
Contact A Philadelphia Elder Abuse Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation regarding a case of suspected nursing home abuse in Pennsylvania, please email us or call 267-908-7651 or 877-341-5260 today.