Nursing Home Abuse

Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Helping Victims & Families Across PA

As our loved ones age, we rely on outside assistance to care for them. We spend a large amount of time researching quality nursing home facilities, taking tours, meeting with directors, and ensuring that the facilities meet our standards. While many nursing homes tout their abilities to care for their patients, sometimes it can be difficult to spot a problem, especially when, on the outside, everything appears pristine and everything runs smoothly.

It is unfortunate that errors happen in these facilities. This may often be due to the following:

  • Understaffed facilities
  • Undertrained employees and staff members
  • Inadequate resources devoted to patient care

Again, many of these problems may not be so apparent at the onset. When you visit a nursing home facility, you are given only the highlights. The underlying issues may have simply been swept under the rug, not surfacing until abuse has occurred.

How can I protect my loved one?

We have highly experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers who have handled dozens upon dozens of these types of cases, and we can recognize the warning signs.

These are just some examples of signs of nursing home abuse:

  • Bruising and unexplained injuries
  • Anxiety, depression, or withdrawal
  • Reclusion or fear or staff members
  • Signs of dementia
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Unsanitary bedding or living conditions

Knowing this, we understand your desire to prevent any abuse, whether it be physical or emotional, to happen to your family. Patients can even become victims of neglect, financial, or even sexual abuse. It is important that you know what to watch out for, well before signing the contract.

When you first visit a facility, take some time to observe the current patients. How attentive is the nursing staff? Are the conditions sanitary? Do the patients seem healthy overall, and happy? If you notice any of the red flag warning signs, then it is best to move on.

Suspect abuse? Call Shrager, Spivey & Sachs!

If you currently have a loved one in a nursing home facility and you suspect that he or she may be neglected or mistreated, you have the right to take action to protect them. You can call on our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers to assist you promptly. Our knowledge of the law, our tenacity to seek justice at all costs, and our winning history of successful case results make for a prime combination of legal representation.

Contact us for a free case review and let us help you seek justice!