Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Serving Nursing Home Abuse Victims
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As more nursing homes cut costs to increase profits, facilities are left understaffed and overwhelmed—leaving patients susceptible to abuse and neglect. Falls and bedsores can sometimes be misinterpreted as part of the aging process when they’re actually signs of inadequate care and supervision on the part of a nursing home.
If you or someone you love has suffered the indignity of nursing home abuse or neglect, the nursing home abuse lawyers at Lundy Law are here to answer your questions. We have years of experience successfully fighting for injured victims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Nursing Home Residents Have Rights
Your loved one has rights, and if those rights are violated, the nursing home facility or individuals responsible for your loved one’s care may be held responsible. Nursing home residents are entitled to certain protections under the law, including:
The right to be treated with dignity and respect
- Services and Fees
The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before entering the nursing home
The right to manage one’s own money or to choose someone else to do this
The right to privacy, and to keep and use one’s own personal belongings and property as long as it doesn’t interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others
- Medical Care
The right to be informed about medical conditions and medications and the right to see one’s own doctor and to refuse medications and treatments
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, take immediate action. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are on your side, and we want to stand up for your loved one’s rights.
What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse
Taking these five steps after discovering signs of nursing home abuse can help safeguard your loved one’s health and legal rights:
- Get medical attention.
Seek treatment from a hospital or another care facility.
- Gather evidence of the abuse.
Take photos of your loved one’s injuries and living conditions, and document statements from any fellow residents or staff who witnessed abuse or neglect.
- Report the abuse.
Consult your local government about where you can file a report of your loved one’s abuse.
- Move your loved one to another care facility.
Choose another nursing home that can provide the care your loved one needs. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Choosing a Nursing Home page for helpful information on what to look for when evaluating care facilities.
- Contact Lundy Law.
Our nursing home abuse lawyers know the law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and we can help ensure the parties responsible for your loved one’s abuse are held accountable for their negligence.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Most nursing homes have legal counsel that looks out for the facility’s interests. That’s why it’s important that you and your loved one have someone looking out for your interests, too. If you believe that your relative is suffering abuse or neglect, you may want to talk with a nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you fight for your loved one’s rights.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at Lundy Law serve victims and their families throughout the region, with offices in Cherry Hill, Wilmington, and Philadelphia. Fill out a free initial consultation form or call us at 1-800-LundyLaw today.