Nursing home negligence is a painful reality for many families that have entrusted the care of their loved one to a long-term care facility. If your loved one has suffered from neglect or abuse at a nursing home, the attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., are here for you. We are dedicated to helping victims of nursing home negligence and to protecting others from these harmful practices.
Contact us today to speak with an experienced Philadelphia nursing home negligence lawyer.
What Is the Cause of Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing homes are governed by state and federal guidelines concerning the care and treatment of residents. They are also for-profit institutions. It is financial pressures that often lead to nursing home neglect. In cutting corners, nursing homes may not hire enough staff members to properly monitor residents. They may not provide adequate training for their employees. They may not perform background checks, thus allowing unqualified and even dangerous people access to nursing home residents.
Nursing home negligence can take many forms. Some of the most common examples include:
- Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers)
- Restraint injuries
- Falling injuries
- Wandering off (elopement)
- Medication errors
In pursuing a nursing home negligence case, our first priority is to ensure that the victim is removed from harm as quickly as possible. Then we thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the injury to find out the cause and to identify liable parties. Our lawyers apply their skill and experience to pursue maximum compensation for the injured resident or for families who have lost loved ones due to nursing home abuse and neglect.
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If your loved one has been injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect, we are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable nursing home negligence lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and handle cases on a contingency fee basis — you won't have to pay us unless we get results for you.