Care providers at nursing homes and long-term care facilities have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the health and safety of their patients. Yet statistics show that as many as 1 in 3 elderly individuals will become victims of abuse or neglect this year.
In our state, victims of such careless treatment often seek compensation for damages they’ve suffered through a Pennsylvania nursing home abuse claim. In fact, a settlement was recently reached in one such case.
According to an article from The Telegraph, one of the largest nursing home chains in the United States has agreed to pay $38 million to lay to rest claims that they provided inadequate care for patients among other violations. Reports indicate just a few examples of the mistakes and accidents that were documented included:
The settlement includes facilities in eight states, including 20 facilities that are located in Pennsylvania. The state’s Medicaid program will receive $2.2 million from the settlement, while Pennsylvania will hold on to another $1 million from the settlement.
At Lundy Law, we know how difficult overcoming injuries caused by abuse and neglect can be for the elderly. That’s why we’re hopeful this settlement will bring closure to the victims who were injured. If you or a loved one have been harmed as the result of negligent care you received from a medical professional, don’t hesitate to seek help. Our team of Philadelphia personal injury lawyers can answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights while helping you get on the road to recovery. To learn more about how we can assist you, call us at (800) LUNDY-LAW today.