May 30, 2016

Nursing Home Negligence Claims in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Lawyers

When a loved one needs a level of care beyond what family members can provide at home, nursing home care is often the best solution for everyone. The purpose of the nursing home is to provide 24-hour supervision and care by trained professionals. Unfortunately, nursing homes do not always live up to their promises or their legal duties in providing this care, and nursing home residents become helpless victims of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are run by one of several large for-profit chains that care more about profit than patientsUnderstaffing leads to more bedsores, falls, dehydration, and poor care.  If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, please talk to our Pennsylvania nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers today.  The call is free and we can help you find out exactly what went wrong and hopefully make the responsible parties be held accountable for all of the harm they caused.

Nursing Homes Responsible for Neglect and Abuse

The circumstances which lead to abuse and neglect in nursing homes are often complex, but ultimately the nursing home facility is responsible for providing adequate care and protection of its patients. Nursing homes are sometimes understaffed and many hire workers who lack the proper training and experience. In some cases, individual staff members may be physical abusive or steal from nursing home residents.

Nursing homes have a duty to properly screen and monitor employees. They have a duty to maintain an adequate staff-to-resident ratio. They must maintain sanitary conditions and have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all residents are properly supervised and that medications are dispensed properly. Nursing homes must protect their residents from attacks by staff, other residents, and strangers.  There are state and Federal laws that are designed to protect residents and they set forth the minimum level of care required of nursing homes.  Unfortunately, many for-profit nursing homes do not even meet these basic minimum levels of care.

Helping Nursing Home Victims in Pennsylvania

While the Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter law firm is headquartered in Florida, our lawyers have extensive experience and specialized training in handling complex nursing home litigation all across the country.  Our lawyers have handled and assisted in major nursing home cases in several states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and elsewhere.  Because of our experience and track record, other lawyers from several different states have asked us to help co-counsel cases with them.  Since we have extensive experience litigating against almost all of the major corporate Nursing Home chains in the country, our insight and involvement can be a real benefit to the resident and their family.  Our lawyers have taken the depositions of the top corporate executives of almost all of the national corporate nursing home chain owners, and we have obtained most of their internal policies and procedures and other corporate documents.  All of this means that will be better prepared to find out the truth in your case.

We have teamed up with one of the top nursing home litigation firms in Pennsylvania to help fight for residents and their families.  If we pursue your case, you will have two of the top nursing home law firms fighting for you for the price of one.  This will not cost you any more than it would to hire one lawyer, because we will be working together for the same contingency fee.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse in Pennsylvania, please call us today toll free or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation with our nursing home lawyers is free, and if we agree to represent you, we will work for a contingent fee, which means we won’t get paid for our services unless you receive a settlement or an award. In Pennsylvania, a nursing home neglect or abuse lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.