Protecting Pennsylvanians From Negligent Nursing Home Care
As people age, many chose to move into nursing homes or assisted living when they are no longer able to care for themselves. Young adults and children with physical or mental impairments or severe behavior issues also often live in nursing homes, group homes or other facilities that provide around-the-clock care and/or monitoring.
As an elderly or disabled individual, or as a parent, you should be able to trust these facilities to provide adequate care and protection. However, this is not always the case. Every year, many individuals — both young and old — are injured by the negligent or abusive acts of nursing home or facility care-giver staff.
Common abusive or negligent conditions include:
- Poorly maintained facilities
- Poorly qualified or inadequately trained staff
- Facilities with inadequate staff
- Abusive staff or staff with a history of violence
- False imprisonment
- Isolating residents from the rest of the community
- Inadequate supervision
- Inadequate medical care
- Sexual abuse
- Improper physical or chemical restraint
Elderly Abuse In Pennsylvania Nursing Homes
Nursing home and facility care abuse cases are typically initiated by concerned family members who have either witnessed abuse or neglect firsthand or suspect abuse is occurring. At Trinity Law, our attorneys take immediate action to stop any ongoing abuse.
After the victim has been safely removed from the abusive situation, we begin our investigation into the facility, its policies and procedures and whether any prior claims of abuse have been made.
Nursing home negligence and abuse cases are extremely complex and many resources are required to successfully pursue such a case. At Trinity Law, our firm has the legal knowledge, experience and resources necessary to investigate nursing home negligence allegations, hold negligent facilities liable for the abusive behavior and obtain compensation for our clients’ injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence or abuse of nursing home staff, you need experienced and effective legal representation. Call us today at our York office at 717-843-8046, our Lancaster office at 717-560-5068 or toll free at 866-464-5297.