Nursing Home Abuse
Much like our children, elderly family members are the most vulnerable to abuse by others. Older people often times hide their personal injuries from nursing home abuse due to the fear of repercussion by the nursing home employees. Unfortunately, this compounds the problem of nursing home abuse in Philadelphia, Bucks and Mercer County.
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, such as physical contact (hitting, beating, slapping), mental abuse, ignoring the needs of the elder residents/patients, and other forms of negligence or intentional acts. It is usually one or two “bad apple” employees who believe it is acceptable to hurt helpless elder people. Other types of nursing home injuries come from lack of safety at the nursing home such as slippery floors, unsafe equipment, and lack of trained nursing home employees.
Protect your loved ones that can’t protect themselves. Contact a nursing home abuse injury attorney at the first sign of injury.
If you know someone who has been injured in a NJ or PA nursing home, caused by negligence or lack of experienced care that resulted in bed sores, fall downs, burns, starvation, failure to receive necessary medications, or other forms of abuse, it is important to quickly contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Employees of nursing homes and elder care facilities have been known to cover up their tracks in an attempt to hide their negligent or even criminal conduct.
If you notice signs of nursing home abuse of a loved one, you should immediately take photos of any visible signs of personal injuries and document the incident by keeping a daily log of the elder person’s injuries, demeanor, and spirit. It is also advisable to quickly take the injured elderly person to a doctor to examine and medically document any personal injuries. The doctor’s notes and reports will be used to help prove the bad conduct and the personal injuries in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey nursing home abuse case.
An experienced nursing home abuse attorney will advise you on what steps to take with the management of the Bucks County, Mercer County, or Philadelphia nursing home and the local police department. It is extremely important to act quickly at the first sign of nursing home abuse in order to protect the elderly person, to prevent future abuse to others, and to recover fair compensation against the nursing home for the wrongful abuse or dangerous conditions. Contact us for experienced and caring representation for an elderly person who may have been abused and injured in a Bucks, Mercer, Montgomery County, or Philadelphia nursing home.